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ROMAD’s Genetic Sequencing of Malware Families Offers Unique Prevention and Detection Capabilities

Igor Volovich, the CEO and Co-Founder of ROMAD Cyber Systems talks about enabling genetic sequencing of entire malware families to deny cybercriminals the ability to exploit the inherent shortcomings of traditional security solutions. Understanding the business of cybercrime is very important, said...
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Fatcom Raises $4.2 Million Series A Funding to Further Blockchain Projects

Texas-based Factom, Inc., a blockchain technology company that secures data via decentralization, said Wednesday that it has raised $4.2m in a Series A round of funding led by Tim Draper of Draper Associates. The Series A round of financing enables Factom...
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This Startup Wants to be the Google for the Internet of Things

Isreal-based IoT platform newcomer Reposify said Friday it wants to become the Google for the Internet of Things. The cyber-sensing company launched a platform which it says is to research all the devices available on the internet in real...
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We Are Outnumbered and Outresourced by Hackers: Bug Bounties are Here to Stay – Bugcrowd CEO

Bug bounty programs are an increasingly popular way of discovering security bugs, with many organizations turning to this cost-effective model of crowdsourcing cybersecurity where they leverage the expertise of well-meaning hackers. The U.S. Department of Defense ran a pilot...
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Software Giant SAP Commits $1 Billion to Sapphire Ventures

Sapphire Ventures today announced it has closed on $1 billion in new capital commitments. All of the money comes from German software company SAP SE. The firm invests in high-growth, expansion-stage technology startups across the globe, as well as...
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Self-Driving Startup Quanergy Systems Raises $90 Million in Funding

Quanergy Systems, Inc., a provider of solid state LiDAR sensors and smart sensing solutions, announced Monday that it has raised $90 million in Series B funding at a valuation well over $1 billion. Sensata Technologies, Delphi Automotive, Samsung Ventures, Motus...
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StackPath, SECaaS Startup Emerges From Stealth: Raises $150 Million

StackPath, a Security-as-a-Service company headquartered in Dallas, Texas, launched today. The cybersecurity company also announced $180 million in funding led by private equity firm ABRY Partners. In addition, StackPath announced four key acquisitions: MaxCDN, Fieblade, Cloak and Staminus. The company's...
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This Startup Wants to Aggregate the World’s Data

data.world, a new company created to “make it fast and easy to find and use data to solve problems,” has officially launched today. Led by Bazaarvoice founder and former CEO Brett Hurt and three former HomeAway executives, data.world is...
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House Passes Two Bills Aimed At Encouraging Startup Investing

The House on Tuesday voted 394-4 to pass a measure aimed at reworking regulations for crowdfunding. The bill, H.R. 4855, (Fix Crowdfunding Act) attracted bipartisan support and easily cruised through the House by a vote of 394 – 4. ...
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Kellog’s Launches Venture Capital For Food Startups

Kellogg Company announced June 20 that it is establishing a fund called eighteen94 capital (1894) to make minority investments in companies pursuing next-generation innovation, bolstering access to cutting-edge ideas and trends. The investment mandate includes start-up businesses pioneering new ingredients,...
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Cylance Applies AI To Combat Cyberthreats: Raises $100 Million In Funding

Cylance, a cyber security company which applies artificial intelligence algorithms to predictively identify and stop malware and advanced threats, today said that it has completed the initial closing of a $100 million Series D funding round led by funds managed...
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Amplitude, Behavior Analytics Startup, Raises $15 Million From Investors

Amplitude, developer of a user behavior analytics platform for mobile and web that helps companies achieve sustainable growth and retention, today announced that it has raised a $15 million Series B investment led by Battery Ventures with participation from...
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Seattle Virtual-Reality Startup Bags $6 Million VC Fund

Pixvana, a Seattle-based virtual-reality video technology startup, has recently received $6 million in funding from investors. The startup aims to create web-based tools to improve virtual-reality video for film and television studios and other media companies, according to Forest Key,...
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Slack To Invest $80 Million In Third-Party Developers

Slack, a communications application company, just launched an $80-million venture fund to make early-stage investments in startups building tools that integrate with its workplace messaging platform. The $80 million dollar fund is backed by Slack and six other investors:...
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Microsoft Acquires Metanautix, Analytics Insights Startup

Microsoft has acquired Metanautix, a startup company founded by former Google engineer, Theo Vassilakis. Metanautix has created a tool called Quest that enables SQL queries against all kinds of data, regardless of where the data lives. Terms of the...
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Self-Driving Cars? Check Out These Self-Driving Pods!

Two Italian researchers have developed a concept for a new mode of autonomous public transportation which may be released in 2020. The researchers, Tommaso Gecchelina and Emmanuele Spera are collaborating to develop Next, which are self-driving pods that can...
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IronNet Cybersecurity Secures $32.5 in Series A Funding

IronNet Cybersecurity, a provider of cybersecurity solutions based in Washington, D.C., announced ctober 25 that it has raised $32.5 million in a Series A funding. The round led was by Trident Capital Cybersecurity (Trident Capital Cyber) and joined by...