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RSAC 2023: 10 Coolest Cybersecurity Startup Companies

Wade Tyler Millward

HiddenLayer, Concentric AI and Mondoo were among the coolest cybersecurity startup companies at RSAC 2023.

Endor Labs

Endor Labs, one of the 10 finalists in the annual RSAC Innovation Sandbox contest, has a partner program for channel partners, integrators and other partner business types.

In March, Palo Alto, Calif.-based Endor promised 100 percent channel commitment and launched a global partner program.

The startup aims to provide enhanced security for the software supply chain, with a platform focused on enabling the secure use of open source software.

CEO Varun Badhwar co-founded Endor in 2021, according to his LinkedIn account. He previously founded RedLock in 2015 and led the company as CEO to its acquisition by Palo Alto Networks in 2018.

Badhwar left Palo Alto Networks in 2021 with the title of senior vice president and general manager of Prisma Cloud.

In October 2022, Endor Labs announced raising a $25 million seed funding round from investors including Lightspeed Venture Partners, Dell Technologies Capital, Sierra Ventures, Palo Alto Networks CEO Nikesh Arora, Zscaler Founder and CEO Jay Chaudhry and Netskope Founder and CEO Sanjay Beri.

Wade Tyler Millward

Wade Tyler Millward is an associate editor covering cloud computing and the channel partner programs of Microsoft, IBM, Red Hat, Oracle, Salesforce, Citrix and other cloud vendors. He can be reached at

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