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Google Ventures leads funding of cybersecurity startup ThreatStream

ThreatStream, which provides a cloud-based platform to examine cybersecurity threats, announced it has raised a $4 million Series A round of funding. Google Ventures led the round, with participation from Paladin Capital Group and individual investors Tom Reilly, former CEO of ArcSight and current CEO of Cloudera, and Hugh Njemanze, former CTO and founder of ArcSight. Reilly, Njemanze and Google Ventures General Partner Karim Faris are on the board of ThreatStream.

Khosla, Fairhaven Back Cybersecurity Startup Cylance

Cylance came out of stealth today and announced it has raised $15 million in its first round of funding from Khosla Ventures and Fairhaven Capital. The company–founded last year by Stuart McClure, a former global CTO of McAfee–also named retired Admiral William J. Fallon to its board.

Security Startup Nok Nok Labs Already Knocked on VCs’ Doors

Nok Nok Labs, which develops authentication technology for the cloud, came out of stealth today and launched its product and services. The venture-backed company was founded by CEO Phillip Dunkelberger, who previously launched encryption company PGP Corp. He founded Nok Nok in 2011 and raised a $15 million Series A round that same year from ONSET Ventures and DCM.

The Cloud Aura Hangs Heavy at RSA Security Conference

Securing the cloud is one of the main themes everyone is talking about this week in San Francisco at the annual RSA Conference. Asheem Chandna, a partner at Greylock Partners; Bob Ackerman, managing director at Allegis Capital, and George Hoyem, partner at In-Q-Tel, all discussed the challenges and opportunities of providing security to the cloud. […]

Lookout Raises $19.5M to Support its Cloud-Based Threat Network

For the last several months I’ve beaten the drum over cloud computing and the dozens of startups in the sector raising money. Today, another cloud-related company has joined the chorus. San Francisco-based Lookout Mobile Security, which has built a cloud-based threat network to protect mobile phone users from security threats, announced that it raised a $19.5 […]

Calling All Security-Related Startups—Innovation Sandbox Wants You

What if a conference held a competition for startups, but got no entries? Fortunately, the chances of that happening for Innovation Sandbox—the half-day program that showcases startups and new security solutions at the RSA Conference—are slim, according to Paula Belikove, who founded the program. Although Belikove notes that the number of entries sent in so […]

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