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All Eyes Are On Cybersecurity 👀

All Eyes Are On Cybersecurity 👀
March 2, 2022

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Reactions to the Russian invasion of Ukraine run the gamut, from inducing debilitating anxiety to inspiring activism to barely registering. Whatever mode you find yourself in, there are ways to take care of yourself and be helpful during these turbulent times. For our part, we're looking at the recent growth in cybersecurity investments that are sure to continue as war goes digital. According to Forbes, "immediately after the conflict broke out, suspected Russian-sourced cyberattacks were observed over a 48-hour period at an increase of over 800%."

Lo and behold, even before this conflict erupted, cybersecurity was one of the top industry keywords for private company funding. Our data reveal that the keyword experienced a 129% year-over-year increase in 2021. This year, cybersecurity start-ups are off to an even bigger start, raising $3.2BN in February alone.



Major deals include the $1BN funding round for Texas-based Securonix. New York-based Scope Security raised $20MM to stop ransomware in healthcare, and Ardrive raised $17.5MM to store invaluable digital assets securely.

For more deals, search fundings using the keyword "cyber security."

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Since last week, PrivCo has added:
964 Companies | 271 Funding Activities | 175 M&A Deals

Funding & Deal Highlights:

 

Tierpoint raises $500MM from Argo Infrastructure

Data Center • Equity • Saint Louis, MO
 

Standard Bariatrics raises $9MM from U.S. Venture Partners

Medical Device • Round B • Cincinnati, OH
 

Payhawk raises $100MM from Lightspeed Venture Partners

Fintech • Equity • London, UK  
 

Starship raises $42MM from NordicNinja VC

Robotics • Round B • Redwood City, CA
 

Nayya Health raises $55MM from ICONIQ Capital

Insurtech • Round C • New York, NY
 

VALR raises $50MM from Pantera Capital

Crypto • Round B • Johannesburg, South Africa
 

Counterpart raises $30MM from Vy Capital

Insurtech • Round B • Walnut, CA
 

Anrok raises $20MM from Index Ventures

Billing • Equity • San Francisco, CA
 

NextRNA Therapeutics raises $59MM from Lightchain Capital

Biopharmaceuticals • Round A • Cambridge, MA
 

Kin Insurance raises $82MM from QED Investors

Insurtech • Round D • Chicago, IL
 

Veev raises $400MM from Bond Capital

Smart Building • Round D • San Mateo, CA
 

48forty Solutions acquires Nazareth Pallet Co. 

Recycling • Acquisition • Northampton, PA
 

Epicor acquires Grow.com

No Code • Acquisition • Lehi, UT

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