Titanium wins JVP’s security startup competition, receives $1 mln

Titanium Core, an Israeli cybersecurity startup focused on threat protection, won JVP‘s startup competition, called “Cybertition,” on Tuesday. The company, which was one of eight startup finalists presenting to JVP partners and others during a co-sponsored event at the RSA Conference in San Francisco, will receive $1 million in funding. Titanium will also join JVP’s Cyber Labs, an incubator focused on cybersecurity startups. Israeli venture firm JVP is currently raising a fund focused on cybersecurity.


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.

Cloud-Based Security Provider Appthority Raises $6.25M

Cloud-based security provider Appthority has raised a $6.25 million Series A round led by Venrock and U.S. Venture Partners. The company helps the enterprise identify and manage risks hidden in mobile apps, a growing concern as more employees bring their own tablets and smartphones to work. As part of the deal, Ray Rothrock, a partner […]

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. […]

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 […]

Venrock’s Rothrock Says Security Spending is Growing Area for Corporations

“It’s not as sexy as cleantech or social networking, but it is an active space and comes and goes in cycles.”

That’s what Ray Rothrock, partner of Venrock, said to me last week about security-related investments, in advance of the week-long RSA Conference that kicks off today in San Francisco.

Rothrock knows a thing or two about security deals. Having joined Venrock in 1988, he’s participated in 14 of the firm’s 16 security deals, with his first being in CheckPoint Software more than a decade ago.

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