10 Hot Startups That Raised VC Funding In June

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While cybersecurity has already been red hot for venture capital funding for some time now, June may have represented an uptick as a number of security startups raised massive new rounds from leading VCs. Endpoint security specialists CrowdStrike and Cylance raised a combined $320 million, while two other security firms raised $60 million apiece during the month. June marked a major month for large VC fundings in other sectors, too, as hyper-converged technology firm Cohesity raised $250 million and storage technology firm Qumulo hauled in $93 million.

What follows are our picks for 10 IT startups to watch that landed new funding in June.

Avi Networks

Headquarters: Santa Clara, Calif.

CEO: Amit Pandey

Funding: $60 million

Investors: Cisco Investments, DAG Ventures, Greylock Partners, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Menlo Ventures

What it does: Offers application services such as software load balancing, elastic service mesh for microservices applications, intelligent web application firewalls and application analytics


Headquarters: San Jose, Calif.

CEO: Gaurav Banga

Funding: $20 million, Series B

Investors: Singtel Innov8 and Mubadala Ventures (led the round), Mayfield Fund, John Chambers, Pankaj Patel, BV Jagadeesh, Gary Gauba

What it does: Uses deep learning and other advanced artificial intelligence algorithms to gather and analyze data about an enterprise's attack surface to predict when and how breaches are likely to happen


Headquarters: Cambridge, Mass.

CEO: Tom Turner

Funding: $60 million, Series D

Investors: Warburg Pincus (led the round), Menlo Ventures, GGV Capital, Singtel Innov8

What it does: Creator of the BitSight Security Ratings Software-as-a-Service platform, which offers daily security ratings on organizations worldwide


Headquarters: San Jose, Calif.

CEO: Mohit Aron

Funding: $250 million, Series D

Investors: SoftBank Vision Fund (led the round), Cisco Investments, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Morgan Stanley Expansion Capital, Sequoia Capital

What it does: Developer of hyper-converged infrastructure technology targeting secondary storage


Headquarters: New York

CEO: Amir Zilberstein

Funding: $60 million, Series B

Investors: Temasek (led the round), Rockwell Automation, Aster Capital, Next47, Envision Ventures, Tekfen Ventures, Bessemer Venture Partners, Team8, Innovation Endeavors, ICV

What it does: Offers a security platform that provides protection for granular operational technology network elements in industrial workplaces


Headquarters: Sunnyvale, Calif.

CEO: George Kurtz

Funding: $200 million, Series E

Investors: General Atlantic, Accel and IVP (co-led the round), March Capital, CapitalG

What it does: Provider of the CrowdStrike Falcon endpoint protection platform, which is cloud-delivered and uses artificial intelligence to prevent attacks on endpoints whether they're on or off the network


Headquarters: Irvine, Calif.

CEO: Stuart McClure

Funding: $120 million

Investor: Blackstone Tactical Opportunities

What it does: Offers CylanceProtect, which uses advanced machine learning and artificial intelligence to identify threats and prevent malicious code from executing on attacked systems


Headquarters: Portland, Ore.

CEO: Sanjay Mirchandani

Funding: $42 million

Investors: Cisco Investments (led the round), EDBI, Kleiner Perkins, True Ventures, VMware

What it does: Provides IT automation software used to provide a common code for defining applications and infrastructure—leading to a standard way to manage all infrastructure such as private and public cloud, containers, storage and networking


Headquarters: Seattle

CEO: Bill Richter

Funding: $93 million, Series D

Investors: BlackRock Private Equity Partners (led the round), Goldman Sachs, Western Digital

What it does: Developer of the Qumulo File Fabric, a file storage system that runs in the data center and the public cloud and can scale to up to billions of files


Headquarters: Sunnyvale, Calif.

CEO: Kannan Muthukkaruppan

Funding: $16 million

Investors: Dell Technologies Capital, Lightspeed Venture Partners

What it does: Creator of YugaByte DB, a transactional database for globally distributed applications that is cloud-native