In August 2014, the WSJ reported about the first half year of private equity transactions in cyber security. There is a lot of investor interest, supported by the growing market demand and stream of reports on breaches and incidents. 

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"Venture funding is booming, and corporations and government agencies are a big reason why. Those big-ticket customers are seeking the latest ways to ensure their networks are safe from cyber attacks, and investors are lining up to make sure they are ready to take advantage of the expanded market. In the first half of this year, venture capital firms put nearly $900 million into U.S. cybersecurity startups, nearly matching all of last year’s total dollars invested, and the sector was on pace to easily post the best mark in a decade:

Recent transactions include :

  • ViaForensics Raises Funding, received a Small Business Innovation Research Phase III contract from the Department of Homeland Security Science & Technology Directorate Cyber Security Division....
  • Cyber-Ark Files for IPO – publicly filed for an initial public offering
  • Biocatch Ltd., which provides cyber - security services that include behavioral biometric authentication and threat detection, has raised $10 million in funding.
  • Onapsis Inc. has raised $9.6 million in funding led by .406 Ventures and supported by Endeavor Catalyst and existing investors.
  • Vectra Networks raised $25 million in funding to detect and prioritize attacks in real time so customers can decide which ones to fight first

  • Bitglassraised $25 millionfor a service that sits between a company’s own computer network and the servers operated by an external cloud service


A list of transactions will be posted and regularly updated.