- 1 Business Security Weekly #74
- 2 Interview: Joe Kay, Enswarm
- 3 Tracking Security Innovation
- 4 Interview: Sean D'Souza, Psychotactics.com and author of The Brain Audit: Why Customers Buy (and why they don't)
Business Security Weekly #74
Recorded February 16, 2018 at G-Unit Studios in Rhode Island!
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Interview: Joe Kay, Enswarm
Tracking Security Innovation
IdentityMind Global raised $10M Series C
- “IdentityMind offers an online platform that provides risk management and anti-fraud services for enterprises.”
- Looks like $20.3M in funding over 3 rounds since 2014
- A bit confused about the problem they solve from the website: https://www.identitymindglobal.com
Stealth Security raised $8M Series A
- At least $12.5M over 3 rounds since 2016
- Machine learning? Bad bots? RASP? Pure confusion
DataVisor raised $40M Series C
- “DataVisor will use the fresh injection of capital to increase sales and marketing efforts, hire more engineers, and build out product lines to address new use cases.”
- “DataVisor is a machine learning based platform that allows users to identify and detect fraudulent transactions, spam and theft.”
- $54.5M in funding over 2 rounds - Series A of $14.5M in Oct 2015
Perception Point raised $8M Series A
- $10M in two rounds; seed round was $2M in Nov 2015
- “Perception Points is a cloud-based threat intelligence platform that offers cybersecurity and advanced email protection solutions.”
- I’m not sure what they do: https://perception-point.io
Infocyte raised $5.2M series B
- “Infocyte is the developer of malware hunt technology that allows enterprises to find malware that has breached defenses and is running undiscovered.”
- $11.8M over 3 rounds; series A was January 2017
- This raise came with a change in CEO; https://www.bizjournals.com/sanantonio/news/2018/02/13/sa-cybersecurity-startup-raises-millions-hires-new.html
- “The startup is hiring an inside sales director, sales representatives, west region account executive, senior security developer and test engineer, according to its website. The sales roles are listed for Austin, while the technical roles suggest either the Austin or San Antonio market.”
XebiaLabs raised $100M Series B
- “XebiaLabs is the provider of automation software for DevOps and continuous delivery.”
- $112M raised in 2 rounds since June 2014
Thoma Bravo acquired majority stake in Nintex
• Thoma Bravo has acquired a majority stake in Nintex, a provider of intelligent process automation solutions. http://axios.link/YCRR
- “Nintex is a developer and provider of workflow automation platform that allows enterprises and businesses to automate their processes.”
A Girl Scout sold 300 boxes of cookies in 6 hours - This is all about being really good at identifying your target market.
http://www.psychotactics.com is a thought system that is based on 5000+ years of tried and tested methods. Our brains are hardwired with information, that hasn't changed in all these centuries. Imagine being able to use that same psychology in business. It's so deceptively simple that you will wonder just how you did without this incredible understanding of the human psyche for so long.
Sean runs Psychotactics.com. It’s a site which explores why customers buy (and why they don’t). What causes them to hesitate at the last minute and back away? And how to overcome that hesitation factor. Sean D’Souza lives in New Zealand with his wife and approximately 64 million sheep.