Ermetic Closes $70M Series B Round of Financing Led by Qumra Capital
Company has Raised $100M to Date for Cloud Security Platform
PALO ALTO and TEL AVIV, Dec. 15, 2021 - Ermetic, a leading cloud infrastructure security company, today announced it has closed a $70M Series B round of financing led by Qumra Capital with support from new investor Forgepoint Capital and participation from existing investors Accel, Glilot Capital Partners, Norwest Venture Partners and Target Global. The company has now raised $100M in funding for its security platform that provides holistic multi-cloud protection for global enterprise customers.
Ermetic will use the funds to scale sales and marketing operations in the US, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and Asia Pacific, as well as grow its engineering team. As part of the financing, Boaz Dinte, Managing Partner at Qumra, has joined the company’s board of directors.
The accelerated migration of applications and workloads to the cloud has led to security gaps that are difficult to identify and remediate on a continuous basis. Ermetic provides a comprehensive platform that detects and prevents security threats within complex AWS, Google Cloud and Microsoft Azure environments. Since its last round of financing, the company has quadrupled in size to more than 100 employees, increased its number of customers by 800% and now protects millions of resources.
“Most organizations have to stitch together disparate security tools that are siloed and provide a limited view of cloud risk, but Ermetic has combined cloud infrastructure entitlement and cloud security posture management to provide the visibility and automation customers need to protect all their cloud platforms in one place,” said Shai Morag, CEO of Ermetic. “This has created a much larger addressable market for our products. Our new funding will enable us to grow aggressively and capture a large share of this business globally.”
According to Gartner, the cloud security category is projected to be the fastest growing segment of the global information security and risk management market at a CAGR of 41.2%. The major factors driving the market include the increasing number of sophisticated cyber-attacks on cloud computing systems, and growing need for compliance with various upcoming regulations. Ermetic provides automation that enables organizations to reduce the attack surface across their entire cloud infrastructure stack with fewer human resources and enforce Zero Trust security policies to limit the blast radius in the event of a breach.
“Organizations are placing their most valuable assets in the cloud, but these environments are so complex and often distributed across different cloud provider platforms that they are manually impossible to secure,” said Boaz Dinte, Managing Partner at Qumra. “Ermetic has built the most advanced solution for automating and centralizing security management across all the leading cloud platforms, and is led by a proven management team. The company is extremely well positioned for rapid growth.”
Qumra is Israel's leading growth capital provider. Founded in 2014, and managed by Boaz Dinte, Erez Shachar, Sivan Shamri Dahan and Sharon Barzik Cohen, the Qumra portfolio includes top hyper growth technology companies led by exceptionally ambitious and visionary teams such as JFrog, Appsflyer, Fivrr, Riskified and many more. For information visit https://qumracapital.com/.
Forgepoint Capital is a multi-stage venture capital firm that invests in transformative companies protecting the digital future. Founded in 2015, Forgepoint backs exceptional entrepreneurs tackling the biggest challenges in cybersecurity and infrastructure software. The firm brings nearly a century of company-building experience and draws upon one the largest networks of trusted industry experts and customers to support entrepreneurs with strategic guidance and connections. Forgepoint invests globally from its San Francisco Bay Area headquarters. For more information, visit https://forgepointcap.com or follow us on LinkedIn or Twitter.