Poppy Gustafsson and Nicole Eagan’s cybersecurity startup joined the unicorn club earlier this year after hitting a valuation of nearly $1.3 billion. Following a new $50 million raise last week, it is now worth $1.65 billion.
Backed by Autonomy billionaire Mike Lynch, Darktrace uses artificial intelligence to fight cybercrime against corporations. Darktrace calls it an “enterprise immune system,” taking inspiration from the way the human body fights off disease.
The startup is headquartered in San Francisco and Cambridge. Its investors include KKR, Talis Capital, Hoxton Ventures, Summit Partners, SoftBank, TenEleven, Samsung Ventures, Invoke Capital, and Insight Venture Partners.
Total amount raised: $230 million (£175 million)Headcount: 750 Twitter:@PoppyGustafsson
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