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The 10 Hottest Cloud Security Startups Of 2021 (So Far)

Michael Novinson

The 10 hottest cloud security startups include companies providing centralized insights, anomaly detection and compliance across multi-cloud environments, and protecting AWS, Azure and GCP workloads.


CEO: David Hatfield

Lacework was founded in 2015, and in January closed a $525 million funding round led by Sutter Hill Ventures and Altimeter Capital to expand its go-to-market and partner ecosystem operations and grow its engineering and R&D teams across the U.S. and Europe. The San Jose, Calif.-based company today employs 525 people, up 265 percent from just 144 employees a year ago, according to LinkedIn.

The company gives customers visibility, context, and telemetry to quickly assess cloud security postures, prove compliance, secure cloud workloads, investigate anomalous activity, or answer an auditor’s question. Lacework’s security architecture understands and detects threats in cloud applications, tackling the massive security data processing required to record and analyze changes in the cloud.

Lacework said the next phase of its growth will focus on extending its market-leading SaaS security platform and expanding into new adjacent spaces, all with a focus on enabling customers to innovate in the cloud with speed and safety. The company is also looking to deliver additional integrations across the DevOps toolchain and into security data lake initiatives for Snowflake customers.

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