Tel Aviv Startup Raises $6.5 Million in Seed Funding from American-Israel Ventur Capital Firm

Tel Aviv Startup Raises $6.5 Million in Seed Funding from American-Israel Ventur Capital Firm

Tel-Aviv based startup Orca Security received $6.5 million in seed funding from American-Israeli venture capital firm YL Ventures.

Founded by former Check Point executives Avi Shua and Gil Geron, Orca Security developed a cybersecurity solution that provides full-stack visibility into all organizational assets, including cloud infrastructure, operating systems, applications, and data.

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Orca Security said in a statement that the funding will help the company in “its mission to provide organizations with seamless full-stack visibility into their complete cloud infrastructure footprint, all without complex and costly per-asset integration.

The company says its patent-pending SideScanning technology delivers comprehensive visibility into the security posture of an organization’s complete cloud footprint “in a matter of minutes.”

The acceleration of cloud infrastructures as a way to hold data storage and sensitive information has caused security teams to fall short, “struggling with last generation tools to achieve the visibility they need to manage risk,” the company said. 

“When Avi and Gil introduced us to Orca’s unique approach and innovative solution, we knew it did something new and exceptional that traditional vulnerability managers and existing cloud security posture managers simply can’t; deliver true, deep and near instantaneous full stack visibility at a forensic level of detail,” said Yoav Leitersdorf, managing partner at YL Ventures.

“Organizations shouldn’t be forced to choose between slowing down innovation and accepting unseen and unmanaged risks,” Avi Shua, Orca CEO and co-founder said. “With Orca, IT and security operations teams gain unprecedented visibility over their entire cloud footprint allowing them…to be partners in innovation rather than putting the brakes on it.”

The Orca Cloud Visibility Platform is currently available in limited quantities to qualified customers. General availability will be in late 2019.

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