We help founders lay enduring foundations to build cybersecurity companies that drive the industry forward, starting with seed and Series A investments and sticking with our companies at every stage of their growth. Bessemer is widely recognized as one of the most active and successful institutional investors in cybersecurity, and our first investments in the category date back to the early 1990s. Over the course of three decades, we’ve made over 43 investments and helped realize nine cyber-security IPOs and more than 23 private to public acquisitions. Bessemer builds its investment practice on decades of operational and investing experience in the category, as well as a constantly evolving roadmap-driven approach, enabling us to recognize shifting technology trends and identify the next generation of cybersecurity leaders at earlier stages. Notably, Bessemer is recognized for making pre-product or pre-revenue investments in some of the most prominent cybersecurity companies in the world.
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VeriSign is a leader in domain names and internet security. The company went public in 1998 (NASDAQ:VRSN).
LifeLock is an industry leader in identity theft protection. Lifelock went public in October 2012 (NYSE: LOCK) and was acquired by Symantec in 2017.
Qualys is a provider of cloud security and compliance solutions. Qualys went public (NASDAQ: QLYS) in September 2012.
ACQUIRED BY: CISCO
CloudLock is a cloud security company focused on providing enterprise class security solutions for data in the cloud. In June 2016, CloudLock was acquired by Cisco.
ACQUIRED BY: FIREEYE
iSIGHT Partners is a leader in cyber threat intelligence. In January 2016, iSIGHT was acquired by FireEye, Inc.
ACQUIRED BY: PE CONSORTIUM
PhishMe is the leading provider of education and incident response tools to help enterprises defend against phishing and social engineering attacks. PhishMe was acquired by a private equity consortium in 2018.
ACQUIRED BY: FIREEYE
Verodin is a business platform that enables organizations to measure, manage, and improve their cybersecurity effectiveness. Verodin was acquired by FireEye in May 2019.
ACQUIRED BY: ELASTIC
Endgame’s endpoint protection platform protects the world’s data from advanced attacks. Endgame was acquired by Elastic in June 2019.
ACQUIRED BY: GOOGLE
Postini provides email security and management for the enterprise. In July 2007, Postini was acquired by Google (NASDAQ:GOOG).
Dashlane is a consumer password management application and secure digital wallet.
ACQUIRED BY: OKTA
Auth0 operates a cloud based identity platform for developers.
Auth0 was acquired by Okta for $6.5 billion in 2021.
Bastille Networks, Inc.
Bastille provides threat detection and security for the Internet of Things.
Axonius is the cybersecurity asset management platform that lets IT and Security teams see devices for what they are to manage & secure all.
BigID aims to transform how enterprise protect and manage the privacy of personal data.
Clear Ballot is revolutionizing the GovTech space with a modern voting system.
CyberGRX is a cyber risk management platform that mitigates and monitors third party exposure for enterprises.
ACQUIRED BY: SOPHOS
Capsule8 is an information technology company that develops real-time zero-day attack detection at production scale. Capsule8 was acquired by Sophos in July 2021.
Illusive Networks allows security teams to preemptively harden networks against advanced attackers, stop targeted attacks, and resolve incidents quickly.
Team8 is a cybersecurity think tank and venture creation foundry.
Okera enables the management of data access and governance at scale for today’s modern heterogeneous data environments.
Virtru is the provider of a data security platform designed to eliminate the tradeoff between data protection and ease of use for businesses.
Claroty is a cybersecurity software company focused on protecting industrial control networks.
ACQUIRED BY: JAMF
Wandera pioneered the secure mobile gateway to help organizations protect their data and gain better visibility and control over their mobile data usage. Wandera was acquired by JAMF in May 2021.
Hysolate is revolutionizing enterprise endpoints, resolving the conflict between security and productivity.
ACQUIRED BY: CISCO
Kenna Security provides risk vulnerability management through its cloud based security platform. Kenna Security was acquired by Cisco in May 2021.