Platform for Unifying Data Across ad Technologies Automates the Last Mile of ad Operations
NEW YORK, Oct. 20, 2014 — STAQ Inc., which makes ad operations more efficient by unifying ad technology through reporting, connections and integrations, today closed a $2.5 million Series A round of institutional financing led by Genacast Ventures and Core Capital. Other investors include Kinetic Ventures, Revel Partners and The Hive, which also provided STAQ’s seed round funding of $1.1 million.
Founded in 2012, STAQ Inc. develops and provides STAQ, a collection, reporting, and integrations system for advertisement technology. Its product combines advertisement reporting that enables users to view their campaigns, inventory, audience data, sales pipeline, and analytics from across all of their advertising technology. Already, STAQ has integrated into more than 175 of the most widely used technologies among publishers and marketers, including ad servers, RTB exchanges, DSPs, SSPs, audience targeting systems, analytics, CRM and workflow tools. Continue reading
The Social Risk Management Company™ Leads the Fight Against Social-Borne Cyber Attacks by Mitigating Risk Introduced to Enterprise and Government Organizations via Social Media
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.