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The CIA’s VC fund has backed Australian malicious bot blocker Kasada

- November 27, 2019 < 1 MIN READ

Kasada founder and CEO Sam Crowther. Cybersecurity startup Kasada has closed its $7 million Series A raise with the CIA’s 20-year-old venture capital fund, In-Q-Tel (IQT) joining the round.  The Sydney tech venture previously announced the first $6.5 million in the Series A from the CSIRO’s innovation fund, Main Sequence Ventures, and Westpac’s Reinventure Group,… Read more »

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PODCAST: This startup, Detexian, deals with the biggest threat modern business faces: data security

- November 8, 2019 2 MIN READ

The world nowadays is all about “hygiene”. There’s sleep hygiene, kitchen hygiene and as Startup Daily learnt from Detexian co-founder Tan Huynh (pictured above) this week, data hygiene. Not being IT-inclined, and the dad who asks his kids to sort out apps on his phone, our conversation on The Problem Solved this week about what… Read more »

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New Zealand cybersecurity startup RedShield raises NZ$14 million

- September 17, 2019 < 1 MIN READ

Wellington-based RedShield, a cybersecurity startup that provides API protection via web application shielding, has raised NZ$14 million (AU$13m). New Zealand private equity firm Pencarrow led the round ahead of existing shareholder Sage Technologies. RedShield’s CEO and co-founder Andy Prow (pictured above) said the support recognised the company’s success in New Zealand , the US, UK… Read more »

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Fintech hub Stone & Chalk is opening in Adelaide

- June 25, 2019 2 MIN READ

Stone & Chalk CEO Alex Scandurra  Fintech innovation hub Stone & Chalk is setting up shop in Adelaide in partnership with the South Australian Government Stone & Chalk will be the anchor tenant and startup hub operator at Lot Fourteen, the massive and ambitious innovation precinct on the seven-hectare former Royal Adelaide Hospital site. With… Read more »

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A cybersecurity startup tackling web bots has landed $6.5 million from the CSIRO’s and Westpac’s VC funds

- May 7, 2019 3 MIN READ

  Cybersecurity startup Kasada has raised $6.5 million from the CSIRO’s innovation fund, Main Sequence Ventures, and Westpac’s Reinventure Group to ramp up its technology to tackle automated bots attacking websites. The raise comes 12 months after Kasada’s wunderkind founder and CEO, Sam Crowther, first raised $2.5 million for his venture. Kasada’s cloud-based tech product,… Read more »