More companies than ever are paying attention to cybersecurity — and not just in Silicon Valley.
From retail to manufacturing to banks to healthcare, cybersecurity is an important issue touching every type of company today. Cyberattacks may come from petty criminals, or from sophisticated nation-state operations. Major companies are turning to creative solutions to get employees to adopt two-factor authentication or sometimes launching cybersecurity products of their own — signs that these concerns are hitting the mainstream.
The rush of interest into the industry has led some experts to say there’s too much noise and not enough clarity, especially in the startup scene. Still, the problems are real, and so too is the demand for solutions.
Some companies specialize developing software that protects networks, applications, or Internet of Things devices. Some specialize in specific sectors like healthcare. Others help software companies find flaws in their products with the help of ethical hackers.
We asked venture capital investors to name the cybersecurity software startups they think will boom in 2019. Those investors identified startups both in and outside their portfolios that they are particularly excited about this year.
What follows is the list cybersecurity startups that they believe are set for success in 2019. They range from fledgling companies that just launched, to well-established ones that could very well be heading for a huge exit.
The funding information is according to official announcements, as well as Crunchbase and Pitchbook, keepers of such records.