95 Top San Francisco Cyber Security Companies and Startups of 2021

June 18, 2021
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This article showcases our top picks for the best San Francisco based Cyber Security companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Cyber Security industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.

We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.

We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:

  • Innovation
    • Innovative ideas
    • Innovative route to market
    • Innovative product
  • Growth
    • Exceptional growth
    • Exceptional growth strategy
  • Management
  • Societal impact

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Top San Francisco Cyber Security Startups

Data sourced from Crunchbase and SemRush.

HashiCorp

HashiCorp

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HashiCorp is a remote-first company that solves development, security, and operations challenges in infrastructure.

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Sysdig is a cloud-native visibility and security company that provides cloud and container security for enterprises and their DevOps teams.

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Arkose Labs

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Arkose Labs provides fraud prevention, anti-spam, and abuse analysis for businesses, companies, and industries.

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Redacted is a cybersecurity provider that disrupts customer’s adversaries and protect their businesses.

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Privacera

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Privacera is a SaaS-based data security and governance platform that offers data sharing without compromising regulatory compliance.

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Abnormal Security

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Abnormal Security is an email security company that protects enterprises and organizations from targeted email attacks.

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Lookout

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Lookout is a cybersecurity company that predicts and stops mobile attacks before harm is done to an individual or an enterprise.

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UpGuard

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UpGuard is a cyber resilience platform, designed to proactively assess and manage the business risks posed by technology.

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Kenna Security

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Kenna is a SaaS risk and vulnerability intelligence platform that accurately measures risk and prioritizes remediation efforts.

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Bugcrowd

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Bugcrowd harnesses the power of a global community of security researchers to surface critical software vulnerabilities.

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TruSTAR

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TruSTAR is a cloud native Intelligence Management platform that transforms and automates data for security operations.

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Coalition

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Coalition operates as a cyber insurance and security company that helps businesses manage and mitigate cyber risks.

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OPSWAT

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OPSWAT protects critical infrastructure by enabling the safe transfer of files and devices to and from secure environments.

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Nozomi Networks

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Nozomi Networks offers cybersecurity and operational visibility solutions for industrial control systems or ICS.

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Valimail

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Valimail is an email security company that offers zero-trust, authentication-based solutions for organizations.

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Tigera

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Kubernetes security and observability in minutes. Any Kubernetes distribution, any cloud, any application.

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AppOmni

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AppOmni is a SaaS security management solution that enables security and IT teams to secure applications used by their employees.

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Expanse

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Expanse is an enterprise software company that provides an updated view of all internet-connected assets that belong to an organization.

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Corelight

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Corelight offers network traffic analysis solutions for cybersecurity.

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RiskIQ

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RiskIQ provides digital threat management solutions to reduce your attack surface and detect threats across web, mobile, and social channels

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CloudPassage

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CloudPassage offers a server security and compliance platform that works seamlessly across data centers and elastic infrastructure.

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Digital Shadows

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Digital Shadows identifies unwanted exposure, protect against external threats, and minimize digital risk.

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Horizon3.ai

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With Horizon3.ai, assess the attack surface of your hybrid cloud to find & fix attack vectors before criminals exploit them

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Aleo

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Aleo is building the world’s leading developer platform for enabling absolute privacy on blockchains.

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Panther Labs

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Panther is a cybersecurity startup offering a platform for detecting threats and providing security insights at cloud-scale

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Banyan Security

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Banyan Security provides a zero trust network access platform for hybrid and multi-cloud environments.

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Bridgecrew

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Bridgecrew is a developer of a codified cloud security platform used to help organizations deploy cloud security engineering.

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Traceable

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Traceable is a startup developing an end-to-end cloud app security solution.

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NuCypher

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NuCypher is a cryptography company that builds privacy-preserving infrastructure and protocols.

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TAC Security

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TAC Security is a global leader in vulnerability management that protects Fortune 500 companies, large enterprises & governments globally.

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Orchid Labs

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Orchid Labs is an open-source project committed to ending surveillance and censorship on the internet.

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Quantstamp

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Leaders in Blockchain Security

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Wallarm

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Cloud Native App and API Security products for DevSecOps teams

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Blue Hexagon

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Blue Hexagon offers an on-device machine learning-based malware detection.

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Castle

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Account security and fraud prevention for developers, teams, and enterprises.

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i2Chain

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i2Chain is a SaaS platform that secures information and delivers privacy compliant clouds, folders, and files.

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PSafe Technology

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PSafe develops Internet security software for mobile devices in Latin America.

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Persona

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Persona is the first all-in-one identity platform securely built to help you serve the real people of your business.

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Resilience

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Making organizations cyber secure by providing them the tools, guidance, and solutions to insure and secure their data.

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Zeguro

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Zeguro is a cyber insurance startup focusing on helping small businesses mitigate their cyber risks.

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Calypso AI

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Calypso AI provides a platform that allows organizations to accelerate their use of AI technologies.

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Picus Security

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Picus developed a novel and holistic approach to IT security: Continuous Security Validation

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Preempt Security

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Preempt secures all workforce identities everywhere.

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Remediant

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Remediant provides enterprises with Privileged Access Management (PAM) software to help them protect their accounts from misuse and abuse.

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Scalarr

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Ant-Fraud Solution that Detects the Mobile Ad Fraud Using Machine Learning

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Bastille Networks Internet Security

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Bastille Networks Internet Security provides threat detection and security for the internet of things.

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Deepfence Inc

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Kubernetes, Serverless and Virtual Machines, Deepfence protects it all. Pioneering industry’s first Cloud Native DPI technology.

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VISO Trust

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SaaS third party cyber risk management for the modern enterprise

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Paladin Cyber

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Paladin is cybersecurity simplified. Our mission is to make cybersecurity accessible and practical for all companies.

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enSilo

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enSilo protects businesses around the world from data breaches and disruption caused by cyber attacks.

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Opora

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Opora develops cyber threat intelligence technologies.

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Apisec.ai

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Apisec.ai is an enterprise-class API security management platform that delivers instant and continuous API security coverage and compliance

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Rubica

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Advanced cybersecurity for remote workers & mixed-use device environments. Threat detection & prevention built for ease-of-use.

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Cerby

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Cerby is a cybersecurity company focused on helping enterprises harness Shadow IT.

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Averon

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Averon is the developer of the Direct Autonomous Authentication (DAA), the first fully automatic, secure mobile identity standard

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SafeBase

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SafeBase helps B2B SaaS companies close enterprise deals faster by streamlining the security assessment process.

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Insight Engines

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Making machine data accessible to everyone via natural language processing

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Clear Skye

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Clear Skye delivers a complete Identity and Access Governance (IAG) solution.

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NodeSource

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Building products focused on Node.js security and performance for the Enterprise.

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Encoding.com

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Encoding.com provides cloud media transcoding software to accelerate processing and optimize display on any device.

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SEWORKS

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Automated offensive security developed by a team of white hat hackers.

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Spherical Defense

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Spherical Defense offers API Security powered by Deep Learning

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Authy

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Authy provides an API for developers to customize the user experience when adding two-factor authentication and multiple add-ons for apps.

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Apozy

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Apozy creates Airlock, a Browser Endpoint Detection and Response platform that fills the gap in endpoint protection.

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At-Bay

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At-Bay is a cybersecurity insurance company for the digital age.

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ProjectDiscovery

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ProjectDiscovery is a remote-first open-source software company simplifying security operations for hackers and developers.

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Riot

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Riot develops of a security platform designed for fighting phishing attempts.

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Lacoon Mobile Security

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Lacoon Mobile Security offers a solution that assesses mobile risks and enables enterprises to detect and eliminate mobile attacks.

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Solebit

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Solebit takes a non-behavioral approach to detecting and preventing APTs and zero-day attacks.

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Arctop

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Arctop provides brain decoding technology that analyzes brain signals to produces an accurate measure of the mind in real-time.

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Purism

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Purism beautiful computers designed to respect and protect your privacy, security and freedom.

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Netography

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Netography provides a SaaS network detection & response solution to defend against global threats and eliminate blind spots in real-time.

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tCell

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tCell is a next-gen web app firewall for the cloud designed to overcome the limitations of traditional Web Application Firewalls.

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Presidio Identity

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Presidio Identity is on a mission to eliminate identity and financial fraud, bringing trust and security to our digital interactions.

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Templarbit

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Templarbit protects applications from malicious activity.

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Fletch

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Fletch provides ready-to-use analytics organized in solutions sets that are easy to understand and actionable on day one.

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Guardian

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Guardian protects and secures privacy and data while using apps and browsing the web on an iOS device.

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Rubicon Labs

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Rubicon Labs, is a cybersecurity company founded by veterans of Apple and Broadcom,

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Tall Poppy

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Tall Poppy builds tools and services to help companies protect their employees against online harassment and abuse.

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Goldilock

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Data and Critical Infrastructure Security

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Sqreen

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Sqreen is a monitoring and protection platform made to be incredibly powerful yet very easy to use.

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Lantern

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Lantern provides user behavior monitoring for modern product teams.

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SIEMonster

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SIEMonster is an affordable security monitoring solution with the scalability and features of more expensive solutions.

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Wivity Inc.

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Distributed database that holds security-critial information on cyrptographic private keys. Standardized by the SunSpec Alliance.

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StealthMail

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StealthMail makes your emails secure and invisible to email relays, hackers, or Public Internet threats.

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NightDragon

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NightDragon is a cybersecurity-focused VC firm investing in innovative growth and late stage companies.

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Federacy

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Federacy operates as a bug bounty platform for startups.

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Trace Data

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Data observability for a connected world. Trace Data helps companies understand, monitor and secure their data.

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Altitude Networks

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Altitude Networks use cloud collaboration software from unauthorized data access, sharing to unintended individuals, and data theft.

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ThinkSmart

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ThinkSmart is a SaaS provider of motivation Technology. Improve sales, security awareness, CRM adoption and data quality with incentives.

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Intrinsic

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Intrinsic is an application security startup.

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MTCaptcha

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MTCaptcha helps enterprises with online security with smart captchas and easy to use plugins all in the cloud as SaaS.

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Ockam

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Ockam is the Developer-First solution for Trust. Build interoperability into every application, machine, and cloud service… everywhere.

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Analyticmate

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Analyticmate is a Big Data analytical company. focused on security.

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SylLab Systems

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