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Security Unicorns

12 Security Startups that are now Unicorn Companies

Startups are hard and becoming a unicorn startup is even harder, but here is a list of 12 security companies that have achieved the unicorn status.

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Have you ever wondered who is on the list of Security companies with the highest valuations?

You’re not alone.

There are hundreds of companies in this space, and it can be difficult to keep track of them all.

We've decided to take a deep dive and put together a list containing 12 unicorn security startups that have top-tier venture capital funding.

12 Security Startups that are now Unicorns

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Aqua Security

Aqua Security

Aqua Security's cloud native platform offers patent-pending next generation security capabilities built for containers. The platform allows enterprises and developers to use, deploy, and manage security functions at the speed of the Cloud.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.00

    B (

    March 2021

    )

  • Country:

    Israel

  • City:

    Ramat Gan

  • Started in:

    2015

  • Founders:

    Amir Jerbi, Dror Davidoff

  • Industries:

    Cloud Security, Cyber Security, Security, Software, Virtualization

  • Number of employees:

    250-500

  • Funding Amount:

    $265,000,000

  • Number of funding rounds:

    6

  • Number of investors:

    8

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Illumio

Illumio

Adaptive segmentation combines multiple signature-based and behavioral analysis to detect, prevent, and automatically respond to cyber attacks.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.57

    B (

    April 2015

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    Sunnyvale

  • Started in:

    2013

  • Founders:

    Andrew Rubin, PJ Kirner

  • Industries:

    Cloud Security, Cyber Security, Data Center, Enterprise Software, Security

  • Number of employees:

    250-500

  • Funding Amount:

    $332,500,000

  • Number of funding rounds:

    5

  • Number of investors:

    18

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Kaseya

Kaseya

Kaseya empowers the IT department to manage complex environments, simplifying administration and reducing costs. Available as a managed service with predictable monthly payments, it’s the convenient, easy way to gain control over your IT environment.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $2.00

    B (

    March 2019

    )

  • Country:

    Ireland

  • City:

    Dublin

  • Started in:

    2000

  • Founders:

    Gerald Blackie

  • Industries:

    Cyber Security, Enterprise, SaaS, Security, Software

  • Number of employees:

    250-500

  • Funding Amount:

    $544,777,315

  • Number of funding rounds:

    4

  • Number of investors:

    5

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Lacework

Lacework

Lacework is an automated compliance checking plug-in for cloud builders that protects your infrastructure from vulnerabilities and security threats.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.00

    B (

    January 2021

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    San Jose

  • Started in:

    2015

  • Founders:

    Mike Speiser, Sanjay Kalra, Vikram Kapoor

  • Industries:

    Cloud Security, Compliance, Security, Software

  • Number of employees:

    250-500

  • Funding Amount:

    $599,000,000

  • Number of funding rounds:

    4

  • Number of investors:

    13

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LinkDoc Technology

LinkDoc Technology

LinkDoc is the leading oncology big data solutions provider, offering services such as legal document verification and cancer pedigree.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.00

    B (

    July 2018

    )

  • Country:

    China

  • City:

    Beijing

  • Started in:

    2014

  • Founders:

    Shan He, Tony Zhang

  • Industries:

    Big Data, Security

  • Number of employees:

    50-100

  • Funding Amount:

    CN¥1,700,000,000

  • Number of funding rounds:

    4

  • Number of investors:

    9

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Rubrik

Rubrik

The Rubrik platform unifies backup, recovery, and archive to enable an agile approach to data management

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $3.30

    B (

    April 2017

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    Palo Alto

  • Started in:

    2014

  • Founders:

    Arvind Jain, Arvind Nithrakashyap, Bipul Sinha, Soham Mazumdar

  • Industries:

    Cloud Computing, Cloud Data Services, Cloud Management, Data Center Automation, Information Technology, Security, Software

  • Number of employees:

    1,000-5,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $553,000,000

  • Number of funding rounds:

    6

  • Number of investors:

    10

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SentinelOne

SentinelOne

SentinelOne leverages cloud-based artificial intelligence to prevent, detect, and respond to cyber threats.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $3.10

    B (

    February 2020

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    Mountain View

  • Started in:

    2013

  • Founders:

    Almog Cohen, Ehud Shamir, Tomer Weingarten

  • Industries:

    Artificial Intelligence, Cyber Security, Network Security, Security

  • Number of employees:

    500-1,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $696,520,000

  • Number of funding rounds:

    8

  • Number of investors:

    17

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Socure

Socure

The Socure predictive analytics platform helps digital identity verification providers prevent fraud for consumers in accordance with new international regulations.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.30

    B (

    March 2021

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    New York

  • Started in:

    2012

  • Founders:

    Johnny Ayers, Sunil Madhu

  • Industries:

    Cyber Security, Identity Management, Machine Learning, Predictive Analytics, Security

  • Number of employees:

    100-250

  • Funding Amount:

    $196,900,000

  • Number of funding rounds:

    9

  • Number of investors:

    25

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Tanium

Tanium

Tanium uses next-generation security analytics and automation technologies for enterprises to identify potential threats on their infrastructure.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $9.00

    B (

    March 2015

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    Kirkland

  • Started in:

    2007

  • Founders:

    David Hindawi, Orion Hindawi

  • Industries:

    Cyber Security, Enterprise Software, Information Technology, SaaS, Security, Software

  • Number of employees:

    1,000-5,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $1,049,991,919

  • Number of funding rounds:

    12

  • Number of investors:

    14

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Venafi

Venafi

Venafi protects the keys and certificates that ultimately underpin the security of the Internet. They automate security for both traditional and cloud environments and help you protect your customers, partners, and employees while improving compliance.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.15

    B (

    December 2020

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    Salt Lake City

  • Started in:

    2004

  • Founders:

    Jayson Seegmiller

  • Industries:

    Cyber Security, Enterprise Software, Information Technology, SaaS, Security

  • Number of employees:

    250-500

  • Funding Amount:

    $167,199,997

  • Number of funding rounds:

    6

  • Number of investors:

    9

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Verkada

Verkada

Verkada is the next generation security platform that integrates with your company’s existing technology to deliver real-time threat prevention and unified, cloud-based visibility into activity across all networks.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.60

    B (

    January 2020

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    San Mateo

  • Started in:

    2016

  • Founders:

    Benjamin Bercovitz, Filip Kaliszan, Hans Robertson, James Ren

  • Industries:

    Cloud Security, Cyber Security, Enterprise, Enterprise Software, Information Technology, Internet of Things, Network Security, Physical Security, Security, Smart Building

  • Number of employees:

    250-500

  • Funding Amount:

    $138,900,000

  • Number of funding rounds:

    5

  • Number of investors:

    11

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Wiz

Wiz

Wiz provides security intelligence for cloud infrastructure services like AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.70

    B (

    March 2021

    )

  • Country:

    Israel

  • City:

    Tel Aviv

  • Started in:

    2020

  • Founders:

    Ami Luttwak, Assaf Rappaport, Roy Reznik, Yinon Costica

  • Industries:

    Cloud Security, Cyber Security, Enterprise Software, Security

  • Number of employees:

    50-100

  • Funding Amount:

    $230,000,000

  • Number of funding rounds:

    2

  • Number of investors:

    6

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