Headquarters: San Jose, Calif.
CEO: Pravin Kothari
New Funding: $30 million
Backers: Andreessen Horowitz, Index Ventures, T-Venture, others
CipherCloud bills itself as the leader in cloud information protection and, while there are plenty of other companies that would challenge that "leader" descriptor, the startup is definitely at the center of a hot market. What it offers is cloud-based encryption and "tokenization gateways" to make it easier for companies to securely use cloud applications. Its supported products include Salesforce.com, Force.com, Chatter, Gmail, Office 365 and Amazon Web Services.