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An estimated $650 million dollars spent by Venture Capitalists on security start-ups in 2012

by Lawrence Pingree  |  January 17, 2013  |  2 Comments

Below is a list of estimated venture capital (VC) funds provided to security start-up companies in 2012. A surprising total estimate of $649 million dollars were invested in 2012. Please feel free to comment if you know of any others.

Note: The table below are Gartner Estimates (actual numbers may vary).

Company Name 2012 (Millions USD)
Norse Corporation 3.5
Tenable 50
zScaler 38
Mocana 25
Lockpath 6
Alienvault 30
Bit9 34.5 136
Alertlogic 12
Xceedium 7.5
Unikey 1.5
Bromium 30
Securekey 30
AnchorFree 52
Pindrop 1
Appthority 6.25
41st Parameter 13
Cloudpassage 14
IntrinsicID 6.57
Veracode 30
Shape Security 6
Itadsecurity 0.07
Watchdox 9
CloudLock 8.7
ThreatMetrix 18
StoptheHacker 1.1
Duo Security 5
Vaultive 10
CrowdStrike 26
LookingGlass 5
Accellion 13.4
Solera Networks 20
Stormpath 1.5
Total 650.59

Category: security  

Lawrence Pingree
Research Director
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Lawrence Pingree is a Research Director in Gartner's Security Technology and Service provider group. His responsibilities include providing critical insights to both end users and technology providers. He closely tracks the information security markets, technologies, technology and adoption trends, and competitive market dynamics.… Read Full Bio

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