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Top 33 Compliance Startups in 2023

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1) Deputy

Deputy

Deputy is an employee management application that streamlines scheduling, timesheets, assignments, and communication in the office.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Australia
  • State: New South Wales
  • City: Surry Hills
  • Started in: 2008
  • Founders: Ashik Ahmed, Steve Shelley
  • Number of employees: 251-500
  • Funding: $106,033,254
  • Funding rounds: 2
  • Number of investors: 4 (Institutional Venture Partners, Square Peg Capital, OpenView, Equity Venture Partners)

You can find their website here.

2) Lansweeper

Lansweeper

Lansweeper is a software business that specializes in IT asset management software.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Belgium
  • State: Oost-Vlaanderen
  • City: Grembergen
  • Started in: 2004
  • Number of employees: 101-250
  • Funding: € 130,000,000
  • Funding rounds: 1
  • Number of investors: 1 (Insight Partners)

You can find their website here.

3) eloomi

eloomi

eloomi is a software platform that makes corporate training and development easier.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Denmark
  • State: Hovedstaden
  • City: Copenhagen
  • Started in: 2015
  • Founders: Claus Johansen, Peter Hindkjaer
  • Number of employees: 101-250
  • Funding: $78,650,000
  • Funding rounds: 7
  • Number of investors: 5 (Vaekstfonden, Great Hill Partners, Seed Capital, PreSeed Ventures, Kennet Partners)

You can find their website here.

4) BRYTER

BRYTER

BRYTER is a no-code software platform that automates and assists users in the development and construction of digital applications.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Germany
  • State: Berlin
  • City: Berlin
  • Started in: 2018
  • Founders: Michael Grupp
  • Number of employees: 101-250
  • Funding: $89,000,000
  • Funding rounds: 4
  • Number of investors: 6 (Accel, Tiger Global Management, Notion Capital, Dawn Capital, Cavalry Ventures)

You can find their website here.

5) Tookitaki

Tookitaki

Tookitaki develops software to help organizations maintain long-term regulatory compliance processes.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Singapore
  • State: Central Region
  • City: Singapore
  • Started in: 2014
  • Founders: Abhishek Chaterjee, Jeeta Bandopadhyay
  • Number of employees: 51-100
  • Funding: $20,456,000
  • Funding rounds: 6
  • Number of investors: 26 (Illuminate Financial, Blume Ventures, Seeds Capital, Jungle Ventures, Rebright Partners)

You can find their website here.

6) Resolver

Resolver

Organizations can use Resolver to reduce the frequency and severity of bad events.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Canada
  • State: Ontario
  • City: Toronto
  • Started in: 2000
  • Founders: Steve Taylor
  • Number of employees: 251-500
  • Funding: $36,195,053
  • Funding rounds: 2
  • Number of investors: 1 (Klass Capital)

You can find their website here.

7) FRISS

FRISS

Friss is a P&C insurer's analytics software supplier for fraud, risk, and compliance.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: The Netherlands
  • State: Utrecht
  • City: Utrecht
  • Started in: 2006
  • Founders: Christian van Leeuwen, Jeroen Morrenhof
  • Number of employees: 101-250
  • Funding: € 15,000,000
  • Funding rounds: 1
  • Number of investors: 2 (BlackFin Capital Partners, Aquiline Technology Growth)

You can find their website here.

8) Sysnet Global Solutions

Sysnet Global Solutions

Sysnet Global Solutions provides enterprises with a variety of cybersecurity, financial, and compliance solutions.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Ireland
  • State: Dublin
  • City: Carrickmines
  • Started in: 1989
  • Founders: Tom Moynagh
  • Number of employees: 251-500
  • Funding: $229,718,052
  • Funding rounds: 2
  • Number of investors: 3 (FTV Capital, True Wind Capital Management, KeyBanc Capital Markets)

You can find their website here.

9) Salt Edge Inc.

Salt Edge Inc.

A leader in offering Open Banking API solutions to banks, fintechs, lenders, and credit bureaus, with over 5000 banks in 50 countries.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Canada
  • State: Ontario
  • City: Toronto
  • Started in: 2013
  • Founders: Dmitrii Barbasura
  • Number of employees: 51-100
  • Funding: $3,000,000
  • Funding rounds: 1

You can find their website here.

10) DataGuard

DataGuard

DataGuard is a Privacy-as-a-Service provider that helps businesses become and stay compliant with current privacy regulations.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Germany
  • State: Bayern
  • City: Munich
  • Started in: 2017
  • Founders: Kıvanc Semen, Markus Fisseler, Thomas Regier
  • Number of employees: 101-250
  • Funding: $20,000,000
  • Funding rounds: 1
  • Number of investors: 1 (One Peak Partners)

You can find their website here.

11) Nymi

Nymi

Workplace wearables with enterprise apps for security, productivity, and health and safety, based on a connected worker platform.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Canada
  • State: Ontario
  • City: Toronto
  • Started in: 2011
  • Founders: Karl Martin
  • Number of employees: 51-100
  • Funding: $36,300,000
  • Funding rounds: 6
  • Number of investors: 19 (Creative Destruction Lab (CDL), Salesforce Ventures, FundersClub, Relay Ventures, Mastercard)

You can find their website here.

12) Privacy Tools

Privacy Tools

Privacy compliance technology built on AI/Blockchain that assists worldwide businesses in remaining compliant with data protection regulations.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Brazil
  • State: Rio Grande do Sul
  • City: Porto Alegre
  • Started in: 2019
  • Founders: Aline Deparis, Marison Souza
  • Number of employees: 11-50
  • Funding: $230,000
  • Funding rounds: 3
  • Number of investors: 1 (OBr.global)

You can find their website here.

13) Elucidate

Elucidate

Elucidate is the only regulated, worldwide standard for calculating and assessing the risk of financial crime.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Germany
  • State: Berlin
  • City: Berlin
  • Started in: 2018
  • Founders: Filipe Garcia, Shane Riedel
  • Number of employees: 11-50
  • Funding: € 5,700,000
  • Funding rounds: 3
  • Number of investors: 7 (SixThirty, APEX Ventures, 11.2 Capital, Seed X Liechtenstein, Frontline Ventures)

You can find their website here.

14) Authenteq

Authenteq

Authenteq delivers real-time identity verification based on privacy-by-design principles. In 60 seconds or less, IDs are verified.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Iceland
  • State: Gullbringusysla
  • City: Reykjavík
  • Started in: 2015
  • Founders: Adam H. Martin, Kari Thor Runarsson, Runar Karlsson
  • Number of employees: 11-50
  • Funding: $7,398,103
  • Funding rounds: 8
  • Number of investors: 8 (Startupbootcamp, Draper Associates, EASME - EU Executive Agency for SMEs, Cavalry Ventures, 3VC)

You can find their website here.

15) Sedicii

Sedicii

Sedicii is a service that verifies identification data between two organizations without revealing the underlying information.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Ireland
  • State: Waterford
  • City: Waterford
  • Started in: 2013
  • Founders: Rob Leslie
  • Number of employees: 11-50
  • Funding: $3,315,367
  • Funding rounds: 4
  • Number of investors: 4 (Enterprise Ireland, In-Q-Tel, EASME - EU Executive Agency for SMEs, Private Angel Investors)

You can find their website here.

16) 6clicks

6clicks

Your full Risk & Compliance Operating System, featuring a world-first AI engine and an award-winning mobile app.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Australia
  • State: Victoria
  • City: Melbourne
  • Started in: 2019
  • Founders: Andrew Robinson, Andrew Robinson, Anthony Stevens, Louis Strauss
  • Number of employees: 11-50
  • Funding: A$7,950,000
  • Funding rounds: 4

You can find their website here.

17) Acesso

Acesso

Acesso is a financial services firm that specializes in providing and managing prepaid cards and payment methods.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Brazil
  • State: Sao Paulo
  • City: Sao Paulo
  • Started in: 2010
  • Founders: Davi Holanda, Davi Holanda, Jonathan Whittle, Sergio Kulikovsky
  • Number of employees: 101-250
  • Funding: R$21,000,000
  • Funding rounds: 4
  • Number of investors: 4 (Invest Tech, HIX Capital, Duxx Investimentos, Sergio Kulikovsky)

You can find their website here.

18) norbloc

norbloc

Platforms for Know Your Customer (KYC) on Distributed Ledgers

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Sweden
  • State: Stockholms Lan
  • City: Stockholm
  • Started in: 2016
  • Founders: Astyanax Kanakakis, Sam Saatchi, Vitalii Demianets
  • Number of employees: 11-50
  • Funding: $3,859,299
  • Funding rounds: 2
  • Number of investors: 7 (Digital Currency Group, VentureFriends, Marathon Venture Capital, Inbox Capital, Otiva)

You can find their website here.

19) Didomi

Didomi

Didomi is a consent and preference management platform that allows organizations to collect and leverage user consents and preferences.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: France
  • State: Ile-de-France
  • City: Paris
  • Started in: 2017
  • Founders: Raphael Boukris, Romain Gauthier
  • Number of employees: 11-50
  • Funding: € 5,000,000
  • Funding rounds: 1
  • Number of investors: 3 (Bpifrance, Breega, Thibaud Elziere)

You can find their website here.

20) Makersite GmbH

Makersite GmbH

Makersite is the only cloud-based platform for agile product life cycle management that combines data aggregation and live applications.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Germany
  • State: Bayern
  • City: Munich
  • Started in: 2018
  • Founders: Neil Dsouza
  • Number of employees: 11-50
  • Funding: € 71,429
  • Funding rounds: 3
  • Number of investors: 3 (EASME - EU Executive Agency for SMEs, Planet A Ventures, H.I. Capital)

You can find their website here.

21) Uptick

Uptick

Uptick is a renowned asset management software solution for field service organizations.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Australia
  • State: Victoria
  • City: Melbourne
  • Started in: 2014
  • Founders: Aidan Lister, Sean O’Connor
  • Number of employees: 11-50
  • Funding: $5,076,091
  • Funding rounds: 5
  • Number of investors: 3 (Equity Venture Partners, Mars Growth Capital, Folklore Ventures)

You can find their website here.

22) Drata

Drata

Drata is a compliance and security automation company that provides a quick and easy approach to achieve and maintain compliance.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • State: California
  • City: San Diego
  • Started in: 2020
  • Founders: Adam Markowitz, Daniel Marashlian, Troy Markowitz
  • Number of employees: 11-50
  • Funding: $28,240,856
  • Funding rounds: 2
  • Number of investors: 8 (GGV Capital, SV Angel, Cowboy Ventures, AAF Management Ltd., Okta Ventures)

You can find their website here.

23) OneTrust

OneTrust

OneTrust assists businesses in meeting privacy, security, and governance needs in a continuously changing regulatory environment.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • State: Georgia
  • City: Atlanta
  • Started in: 2016
  • Founders: Kabir Barday
  • Number of employees: 1001-5000
  • Funding: $920,000,000
  • Funding rounds: 4
  • Number of investors: 5 (SoftBank Vision Fund, TCV, Insight Partners, Coatue, Franklin Templeton Investments)

You can find their website here.

24) Fyllo

Fyllo

For the cannabis sector, Fyllo provides compliance cloud enterprise grade software and database services.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • State: Illinois
  • City: Chicago
  • Started in: 2019
  • Founders: Aristotle Loumis, Chad Bronstein, Erik Shani
  • Number of employees: 101-250
  • Funding: $58,000,000
  • Funding rounds: 4
  • Number of investors: 10 (K2, Sol Global investments, Arcadian Capital, Phyto Partners, Salveo Capital)

You can find their website here.

25) Globalization Partners

Globalization Partners

GP makes international business easier by allowing businesses to hire teams without having to establish branch offices or subsidiaries.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • State: Massachusetts
  • City: Boston
  • Started in: 2012
  • Founders: Nicole Sahin
  • Number of employees: 101-250
  • Funding: $150,000,000
  • Funding rounds: 1
  • Number of investors: 3 (Sands Capital Management, TDR Capital, Wincove)

You can find their website here.

26) TraceLink

TraceLink

TraceLink is a software-as-a-service technology that allows you to track and trace medications.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • State: Massachusetts
  • City: North Reading
  • Started in: 2009
  • Founders: Shabbir Dahod
  • Number of employees: 251-500
  • Funding: $233,859,751
  • Funding rounds: 7
  • Number of investors: 8 (Goldman Sachs, FirstMark, Vulcan Capital, F-Prime Capital, Georgian)

You can find their website here.

27) Protenus

Protenus

Protenus is a healthcare compliance analytics platform that incorporates artificial intelligence and automation.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • State: Maryland
  • City: Baltimore
  • Started in: 2014
  • Founders: Nicholas Culbertson, Robert Lord
  • Number of employees: 51-100
  • Funding: $36,200,000
  • Funding rounds: 6
  • Number of investors: 12 (Dreamit Ventures, TEDCO, F-Prime Capital, Arthur Ventures, LionBird)

You can find their website here.

28) JSonar

JSonar

JSonar is a database security and compliance startup that assists in the protection of a comprehensive database security and compliance platform.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • State: Massachusetts
  • City: Waltham
  • Started in: 2013
  • Founders: Ron Bennatan, Ury Segal
  • Number of employees: 51-100
  • Funding: $50,000,000
  • Funding rounds: 2
  • Number of investors: 2 (Goldman Sachs, Igal Weinstein)

You can find their website here.

29) TigerConnect

TigerConnect

TigerConnect is a collaborative platform for healthcare that improves clinical operations and systems.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • State: California
  • City: Santa Monica
  • Started in: 2010
  • Founders: Andrew Brooks M.D., Brad Brooks
  • Number of employees: 101-250
  • Funding: $100,400,000
  • Funding rounds: 6
  • Number of investors: 17 (Norwest Venture Partners, OrbiMed, Shasta Ventures, Invus, New Leaf Venture Partners)

You can find their website here.

30) Lacework

Lacework

Lacework is a security platform that delivers compliance checks and automatic threat defense for the cloud generation of builders.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • State: California
  • City: San Jose
  • Started in: 2015
  • Founders: Mike Speiser, Sanjay Kalra, Vikram Kapoor
  • Number of employees: 251-500
  • Funding: $599,000,000
  • Funding rounds: 4
  • Number of investors: 13 (Alumni Ventures Group, Tiger Global Management, Coatue, Dragoneer Investment Group, Sutter Hill Ventures)

You can find their website here.

31) Text IQ

Text IQ

Text IQ is a B2B SaaS startup that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to find and contextualize sensitive material in the areas of privacy, security, legal, and compliance.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • State: New York
  • City: New York
  • Started in: 2014
  • Founders: Apoorv Agarwal, Omar Haroun
  • Number of employees: 51-100
  • Funding: $15,600,000
  • Funding rounds: 5
  • Number of investors: 6 (Alchemist Accelerator, Intel Capital, FirstMark, Floodgate, Touchdown Ventures)

You can find their website here.

32) CipherTrace

CipherTrace

CipherTrace is a cryptocurrency intelligence firm that provides bitcoin anti-money laundering (AML) compliance services.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • State: California
  • City: Menlo Park
  • Started in: 2015
  • Founders: Dave Jevans, Shannon Holland, Stephen Ryan
  • Number of employees: 51-100
  • Funding: $45,079,375
  • Funding rounds: 3
  • Number of investors: 5 (Galaxy Digital, Third Point Ventures, Neotribe Ventures, Aspect Ventures, WestWave Capital)

You can find their website here.

33) Privacera

Privacera

Privacera is a SaaS-based data security and governance platform that allows users to share information while maintaining regulatory compliance.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • State: California
  • City: San Francisco
  • Started in: 2016
  • Founders: Balaji Ganesan, Don Bosco Durai
  • Number of employees: 101-250
  • Funding: $67,300,000
  • Funding rounds: 3
  • Number of investors: 8 (Alchemist Accelerator, Battery Ventures, Insight Partners, Sapphire Ventures, Accel)

You can find their website here.

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