FREDERICK, MD Jan 14, 2016 — Fugue (formerly Luminal), a Maryland-based startup developing an infrastructure-level operating system for cloud computing, announced it has closed a $20M Series C financing round, led by New Enterprise Associates (NEA). Previous investors, including Core Capital, also participated in the round. This brings the total amount of financing to $34M. The company also announced its name change to Fugue [few-g], which is the name of its cloud operating system. Continue reading
BALTIMORE, MD Dec 3, 2015 — ZeroFOX, the leader in social media cyber security, has raised an additional $27 million in capital to provide detection and defense for social media security threats. Previous investors NEA, Genacast Ventures and Core Capital also participated in the round, along with Silicon Valley Bank. Finally, several industry veterans participated in the round as strategic investors, including Lane Bess, former CEO of Palo Alto Networks; Tim Eades, CEO of vArmour; and Avi Rubin, the Technical Director of the Information Security Institute at Johns Hopkins University. Continue reading
FREDERICK, MD, August 14, 2014—Luminal, a Maryland-based startup developing next-generation solutions for cloud operations and management, announced it has closed a $10M Series B financing round, led by New Enterprise Associates (NEA). Previous investors, including Core Capital Partners and Maryland Venture Fund, also participated in the round. This brings Luminal’s total amount of financing to $13.8M.
“This investment led by NEA will allow us to grow our team and expand our beta customer base in advance of general availability of our product,” said Josh Stella, founder and CEO of Luminal. “We’re building solutions from first principles to tackle hard problems in computing, and the strong support we’ve received from NEA, Core Capital, Maryland Venture Fund, and our other investors helps make that possible.” Continue reading
BALTIMORE, MD—April 30, 2014—ZeroFOX, The Social Risk Management Company™, today announced it has secured $10.7 million in Series A funding led by New Enterprise Associates (NEA). The funding round includes a $450K non-dilutive incentive from the State of Maryland. Also participating in the round were earlier investors Genacast Ventures (a fund in partnership with Comcast Ventures), Core Capital and a number of notable security industry luminaries including Enrique Salem (Board Member at FireEye and former CEO of Symantec), Dean Drako (Founder and CEO of Eagle Eye Networks and founder, BOD and former CEO of Barracuda Networks), Michael Fey (General Manager and WW CTO at McAfee), John M. Jack (Former CEO of Fortify and currently a Board Partner at Andreessen Horowitz), Ken Levine (CEO of Verdasys and former CEO of Nitro Security), and Todd Headley (former CFO of SourceFire), amongst others, bringing total funding over the last 12 months to $13 million. Continue reading
FREDERICK, MD—April 22, 2014—Luminal has closed a $3.8MM Series A financing round with Core Capital Partners, Maryland Venture Fund, New Enterprise Associates, and other investors. The round includes the conversion of $1.1MM in convertible debt the company raised in August 2012.
Luminal is addressing deficiencies in traditional computing architectures that perpetuate operational complexity and security vulnerabilities. The company is working with early customers to further develop its solution for general availability, initially on Amazon Web Services.
The current model for computing is broken, and bad actors are racing far ahead of available defenses. We’re taking advantage of the nature of cloud computing to deliver native security, declarative control, and operational simplicity previously unattainable.
The company will use the investment to grow its engineering staff to continue product development and expand its customer base.