June 11, 2021

In an industry replete with acronyms and popular buzzwords like “zero-day” and “honeypots,” email security can sometimes get lost in the noise. However, when it comes to where private equity and public investors are putting their money in the cybersecurity space, protecting the humble inbox still ranks surprisingly high.

Immersive Labs gets $75M to prevent cyberattacks

Cybersecurity company Immersive Labs closed a $75 million Series C funding round led by Insight Partners. The U.K.- and Boston-based company offers a platform that helps test different aspects of a business for readiness against cyberattacks.

Finley banks $3M for debt management

Finley, a fintech company developing a platform that digitizes debt capital agreements, raised $3 million in a seed funding round led by Bain Capital Ventures. The San Francisco-based startup says its aim is to simplify management of compliance requirements for companies and debt providers.

Nestig inks seed round to modernize the nursery

Nestig, a direct-to-consumer nursery brand, pulled in $1.3 million in seed funding led by ONEVC and a group of angel investors. The company specializes in modular cribs, many of which convert into toddler beds.

Inside Didi’s IPO filing

Chinese ride-hailing company Didi Chuxing’s filing for a U.S. IPO offers an intriguing look inside the company’s financials. We highlight some of the details.

How Tiger Global earned its stripes

Tiger Global Management, already one of the most voracious startup investors, is roaring into 2021 more aggressively than ever. We look at how the New York-based firm, with an estimated $65 billion in total assets under management, became one of the biggest startup investors in the world.

Latin American fintech boom draws more US investors

Latin America’s fintech industry is booming, with more than $7 billion invested in the space since 2016, according to Crunchbase data. U.S. venture capital firms are not only taking notice, but are backing that growth with some significant investments.

Competitive monitoring: How and why you should track competitors

From established industry leaders to up-and-comers, your competition can directly affect how you sell, market and operate your business, and even determine whether you’re successful. That’s where competitive monitoring comes into play. In this article, find out which companies you should be tracking and learn how to effectively monitor and beat your competition.

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BT

2.2B GBP / Post-IPO Equity

BT provides communications services to consumer and business sectors worldwide.

Categories:

Cyber Security • Information Technology • Internet • Network Security • Telecommunications

Founders:

William Fothergill Cooke

Investors:

Altice (Lead)

Ledger

$380M / Series C

Ledger provides security and infrastructure solutions to critical digital assets for consumers and institutional investors.

Categories:

Blockchain • Cryptocurrency • Cyber Security • SaaS

Founders:

Eric Larchevêque, Joel Pobeda, Nicolas Bacca, Thomas France

Investors:

10T Holdings (Lead), Alliance Entreprendre, Animoca Brands + 30 more

ApplyBoard

$300M / Series D

ApplyBoard is an online platform for study abroad.

Categories:

Artificial Intelligence • EdTech • Education • Internet • Software

Founders:

Martin Basiri, Massi Basiri, Meti Basiri

Investors:

Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan (Lead)

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