Cybereason Raises $100 Million from SoftBank

When we went through Series A, I turned to my left and then to my right and high-fived my co-founders Yonatan and Yossi and, seconds later, we got back to work.

Series B. It took me two more minutes and a trip to our conference room to share the news and still, seconds later, we got back to work.

Series C. I actually had to set up a conference call to tell all 70 employees, and then we got back to work.

Series D. Today. We are humbled and delighted that this round of funding means communicating with over 300 employees and hundreds of customers around the world.

We have a big problem to solve — to protect the world's information and people in the new era of open and connected systems. And we just can't rest until we give enterprises everywhere the upper hand over the adversary. When the threat evolves with such speed and sophistication, you need tech that can keep up.

We are thrilled that SoftBank is investing an additional $100 million as they share our bold vision to transform the cybersecurity landscape. We are also grateful to have raised a total of $189 million and to have the confidence of our investors.

When you have a bold vision, you need people to share it and invest in you, both with time and money. Our customers, partners, employees (by the way, we're hiring!), and investors believe in our vision and have contributed tremendous time and money. I promise each of you that we will continue to be aggressive and smart, and lean in to this challenge.

Together, we are leading the charge to redefine what cybersecurity is and how it works in this new, connected era. Remember, the endpoint is just the beginning... And, now, back to work.

(Want more information? Check out our press release.)

Lior Div
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Lior Div

Lior Div, CEO and co-founder of Cybereason, began his career and later served as a Commander in the famed Unit 8200. His team conducted nation-state offensive operations with a 100% success rate for penetration of targets. He is a renowned expert in hacking operations, forensics, reverse engineering, malware analysis, cryptography and evasion. Lior has a very unique perspective on the most advanced attack techniques and how to leverage that knowledge to gain an advantage over the adversary. This perspective was key to developing an operation-centric approach to defending against the most advanced attacks and represents the direction security operations must take to ensure a future-ready defense posture.

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