Apiiro Series B funding round key points:
- Apiiro raised $100 million in Series B funding led by General Catalyst, bringing its total funding amount to $135 million.
- The company provides a single solution that contextually identifies, prioritizes, and eliminates risks in code and development environments.
- The funding will go toward accelerating the business and keeping Apiiro ahead of the competition.
Everywhere you look, people and companies are now using cloud applications. However, with the rise of cloud applications, there has also been an increase in security threats. Apiiro is one of the companies looking to secure cloud applications, no matter how often code is released. It does that by providing visibility into code bases, assessing risks throughout the coding and release process, and proactively fixing any vulnerabilities before they can be exploited. To learn more about Apiiro and how it protects cloud applications, check out the press release below.
Apiiro, the leader in Cloud-Native Application Security, today announced a significant Series B round of $100M led by General Catalyst with participation by Greylock and Kleiner Perkins. The new funding will be used to accelerate the business and advance the company’s mission to empower developers and application security engineers to proactively fix risks before releasing to the cloud with all the context they need in a single solution.
With more companies shifting to agile development and adopting CI/CD practices to release code to the cloud on a daily basis, there is an exponential increase in the number of changes. This creates a massive market opportunity to help CISOs and CIOs effectively and contextually identify, prioritize and eliminate risks in their code and development environments to prevent application and software supply chain threats using one solution.
“In this economy, it’s important to invest in technology that helps companies drive business growth,” said Quentin Clark, Managing Director at General Catalyst. “Idan, Yonatan and the Apiiro team are giving customers a solution to a whole problem – not just a piece of it. They are going beyond providing tools for developers to address potential security issues in the code base and actually delivering an operational platform that workflows those fixes in context of how a company is configuring and deploying software. This approach has driven phenomenal growth to date, which comes from strong execution with the right team at the right time.”
Apiiro has introduced a completely new approach to application security in the cloud by providing complete visibility into code bases, assessing risks from design to code to cloud and proactively fixing actual risks that attackers can exploit before releasing to the cloud. This enables Fortune 500 companies to reduce operational costs and risks at scale with seamless deployment by connecting to their source control managers via API.
There are several isolated and unrelated findings hiding across code, configurations, open source packages and cloud infrastructure that when pulled together with relevant context, creates a “risk story” that is exploitable by attackers. Apiiro’s Risk Graph technology connects these infinite factors with actionable context to offer a completely new way for developers and security teams to fix risks.
“The unrelenting demand for next generation application security solutions has allowed us to deploy our product at-scale with leading Fortune 500 customers,” said Idan Plotnik, co-founder and CEO of Apiiro. “Early innovation enabled us to grow faster and more efficiently than the competition, and we are building the company for hyper growth. The combination of our team, business momentum, and support from top-tier investors positions Apiiro to continue to lead a growing industry.”
Apiiro helps security and development teams proactively fix risks before releasing to the cloud. The company is backed by General Catalyst, Greylock, and Kleiner Perkins.
The original press release can be found on Apiiro’s website.