The security of digital assets is absolutely critical in ensuring widespread adoption and this has led to the emergence of countless digital-asset-as-security-service offerings. Fireblocks has emerged as a leader in digital asset security, with a growing number of companies rely-ing on Fireblock’s platform to securely store, transfer, and issue digital assets. The compa-ny has facilitated the transfer of over $150B+ in digital assets for local and international companies since its launch, $23B+ worth of digital assets transferred in Q3 alone, and the company has tripled its customer base already in Q4. AlleyWatch caught up with Co-founder and CEO Michael Shaulov to learn more about how Fireblocks provides the criti-cal infrastructure needed for enterprises to scale digital asset exposure, the company’s growth, and recent funding round from investors that include Paradigm, Cyberstarts, Tenaya Capital, Swisscom, Galaxy Digital, Digital Currency Group (DCG), and Ce-dar Hill Capital.
Privacy and Security
Brendan Hannigan and Sandy Bird are repeat entrepreneurs. They founded Q1 Labs, a company they started, scaled, and sold to IBM for ~$600M. The duo is now building Sonrai Security, an enterprise identity and data governance platform for AWS, Azure, Google Cloud, and Kubernetes. Hannigan joined AlleyWatch to share more about the company, the process of fundraising, and the company’s recent funding round from investors that include Menlo Ventures, Polaris Partners, and Ten Eleven Ventures.
“That’s when the lightbulb went off in my head. This was the era of the iPhone 4, where you could already stream YouTube, and Apple had just launched FaceTime so I knew you could stream video to a mobile app, I should be able to open the building door from my smartphone too!” ButterflyMX Founder Cyrus Claffey shares more about how the company’s smart intercom system is already being used in nearly half a million apartments in five short years, the effect of the pandemic on the popularity of its offering, and the company’s recent funding round from investors that include Volition Capital, Egis Capital, RiverPark Ventures, and Stifel Financial Corporation.
Many companies approach cybersecurity from a variety of angles, but one of the recent, popular approaches is known as “cyber fusion”. This strategy focuses on creating a centralized place for secure collaboration, information sharing, and enhanced threat visibility. Cyware Labs enables companies to build these cyber fusion centers, allowing organizations to effectively collaborate to create a […]
Distributed ledger trading and new crypto finance products are swiftly being adopted by financial institutions across the globe. Curv unlocks this market for participants and accelerates institutional adoption of its security infrastructure. The company’s unique multi-party computation (MPC) technology eliminates the need for private keys on obsolete hardware and is completely cloud-based. CEO and Cofounder Itay Malinger shares more on the partnerships that traction the company has built, the security benefits of the technology, fundraising during the pandemic, and the company’s latest round of funding, which brings the total funding raised to $29.5M since 2018.
With GDPR and the California Consumer Privacy Act marking the beginning of a shift in how we view privacy data, there is an increased need for businesses to be compliant as more regulations emerge. Ethyca’s data privacy automation platform provides developers and product teams the ability to ensure consumer data privacy throughout applications and services design. CEO and Cofounder Cillian Kieran walks us through the company’s history, the pain point it is solving, and latest funding round, which brings the total funding raised to $20M since 2018.
Serial entrepreneurs James Clark and Tom Jermoluk are on a mission to eliminate passwords. Clark has built numerous companies including Netscape (acquired by AOL for $4.2B in the ‘90s), Healtheon (merged with WebMD), and Silicon Graphics (made visual effects for films like The Terminator). Jermoluk was the CEO of At Home Network from 1986-1996, a General Partner at Kleiner Perkins, and served as President and COO at Silicon Graphics. The duo launched Beyond Identity to bring us into a passwordless era and just raised $30M to do it.
Zoom has been under increased scrutiny for privacy vulnerabilities on the platform as the pandemic has forced an accelerated digital transformation with companies scrambling to integrate remote work solutions. One step in addressing these concerns is the company’s recent acquisition of Keybase, an NYC security startup launched by the cofounders of OkCupid and SparkNotes.
For too long online users have been too willing to hand over their personal data in exchange for using mobile services (e.g., Apple, Facebook, Amazon, Google, etc.). As these companies continue to expand their footprints, untethered by regulators, into every facet of their customer’s lives there is a growing revolt.
I spent over $120K fighting an abuser through the justice system. I realized if that it was hard for me – a white, educated, privileged woman with access to capital – it must be very difficult for the average individual. I am making it my mission to protect people from becoming a victim of not only an abuser but of the justice system.
According to a report published by Juniper Research, online merchants may lose up to $48B as a result of fraudulent purchases by 2023. This staggering number has many merchants looking for outside help, and one of the top, preventative solutions to emerge is Riskified. Through its automated platform, Riskified reviews merchants’ online activities and compares it […]