Springtide Ventures joins existing investors, including JVP and AllegisCyber, as the leader in web application client-side protection increases client deployments by 240% year-over-year, and solidifies dominance in third-party risk mitigation with nearly 24 billion compliance policy violations thwarted in that same timeframe
ROSH HA’AYIN, Israel and NEW HAVEN, Conn., April 26, 2022 – Source Defense, a pioneer in web application client-side protection, today announced that it has secured $27 million in Series B funding. The round is led by new investor Springtide Ventures with all existing investors also participating, including Jerusalem Venture Partners (JVP), AllegisCyber Capital, Global Brain, Connecticut Innovations, Inc., NightDragon, LLC, and Capital One Ventures. In addition to the investment, Karel Tusek, CTO of Springtide Ventures, will join the Source Defense Board of Directors. The new funds will be applied toward the company’s accelerated growth plans, including investments in Sales, Marketing, Alliances, and Research and Development. To support this growth, the company appointed cybersecurity startup veteran, Stephen Ward, as CMO late in 2021.
“Organizations spend a lot of time and effort to make sure their websites are well designed, coded, and performing before going live, yet so many of them know so little about what actually happens on their website once it leaves the server-side and reaches the visitor’s browser (client-side), even though it is one of their most important assets both financially and brand-wise,” said Dan Dinnar, CEO of Source Defense. “Source Defense not only identified this as a major and growing issue very early on but partnered with some of the world’s largest and most trusted brands to put a real-time halt to any attempts at digital skimming, formjacking, clickjacking, ad injection, PII theft, and content defacement. We’ve done this in a way that none thought possible – with an easy to test solution, rapid deployment, and with virtually no additional security management burden. The urgency for addressing these attacks only grows – as evidenced by recent Gartner predictions that web application client-side protection will be a ubiquitously deployed part of security tech in the next few years.”
Source Defense recognized this emerging issue, established a dominant market position, and continues to grow rapidly as the category leader. The company has posted more than 250% growth in the past two years and will increase staff by 70% by the end of 2022. The company currently protects nearly a billion monthly site visits and defends transactions for some of the world’s largest businesses, preventing approximately 6 billion quarterly violations of security and compliance policies from occurring in the process.
“While many vulnerabilities that are exploited are deep within an organizational infrastructure, a company’s website is like hitting an exposed nerve – or in this case a massive bundle of exposed nerves,” said Tusek. “For an investor, you don’t just want to invest in innovations that make security better, you want to find innovations that have a positive, material impact on business. Source Defense has solved a massive problem, and not only can protect businesses from millions in losses and fines but cut off a major revenue stream for criminals.”
“Client-side web supply chain attacks are the most prevalent and stealthiest in the market. Online brands cannot control such attacks, as the malicious code does not go through their servers and is constantly changing. This results in severe risk of fraud, information theft, compliance violations, defacement, and more,” said Yoav Tzruya, General Partner of JVP. “Source Defense is the only company that offers a true prevention-first approach to solving the problem. With more than 100 leading brands protected, Source Defense allows organizations to secure transactions and user information, while achieving compliance, and allowing marketing and developers the ability to continue and be agile and competitive, dramatically reducing this cybersecurity risk.”
About Source Defense
The Source Defense solution is deployed by leading Fortune 500 enterprises in the Financial Services, Retail, e-commerce, and Healthcare markets. Headquartered in Israel with branches across the U.S. and a strong community of global valuable partnerships, Source Defense is the most innovative, reliable, and trusted partner in the fight against client-side attacks. For more information, please visit www.sourcedefense.com.
About Springtide Ventures
Springtide Ventures, a member of the KKCG Group, which is owned by Mr. Karel Komárek – one of the most prominent Czech entrepreneurs – focuses on supporting startups with global ambitions, especially B2B/SaaS companies in the areas of Cloud Infrastructure, Cybersecurity, ML/AI, and Blockchain. Since 2016, Springtide has been increasingly active in Israel, having completed over ten investments. Springtide benefits from exclusive access to KKCG’s capital, know-how, and worldwide business network. Due to its multi-stage approach, Springtide is ready to support successful projects by taking part in successive investment rounds, from Seed through Series A and B up to Series C, well beyond the initial investment range.
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