Evident.io and Google Ventures

Proud to Join the GV Portfolio

We are pleased to announce that Evident.io was recently infused with $22M in fresh capital. This Series C funding round was led by GV (formerly Google Ventures) with participation from our existing partners at Bain Capital, Venrock and True Ventures. This investment strengthens Evident.io for the foreseeable future and allows us to continue operating in beast mode, accelerating to fully realize our vision.

Evident.io was founded in 2013, born out of the void of and desperate need for a cloud infrastructure security solution. My co-founder and CTO, Justin Lundy and I experienced, first hand, the entire gamut of how the cloud exposed the weakness of traditional security while working together to reinvent and secure Adobe’s Creative Suite in the Cloud. This is when the lightbulb moment hit — Traditional security best practices do not translate to the Cloud, and we had the opportunity to affect change. As a result, Evident.io was born with a mission.

Since our beginning, we have been working at breakneck speed to create a cloud security capabilities that are as easy to install and use as they are rock solid. The Evident Security Platform (ESP) is a SaaS-based platform that provides complete visibility across an organization’s public cloud infrastructure and enables consistent enforcement of policy requirements in line with industry compliance standards. ESP was designed specifically to help modern IT and DevOps teams automate and maintain security within the shared responsibility model that has become commonplace in today’s services economy. We approach security less like a transaction and more like a partnership. Working together, we’ll secure the cloud, defend your fortress, and increase your security awareness 24x7x365.

Today, with over 200 customers, we automate over 750 Cloud Security Best Practices and analyze more than 360 Million risks per day. ESP’s powerful transparency has thwarted countless attacks and has helped to remediate and secure thousands of vulnerabilities.

This infusion of capital will enable us to deliver our vision faster. We plan to accelerate company growth to address the market demand by enabling support of public cloud platforms beyond AWS to Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform. We plan to accelerate the innovation and development of new features and capabilities of ESP to extend functionality beyond infrastructure security and compliance automation offering. Our new automated Compliance Views for PCI, NIST 800-53, SOC2, ISO-27001 and BCBS 239 remain our focus in the near term.

To support these efforts, we also growing the sales and marketing teams to target new geographies and vertical markets. The team will grow its commercial and government sales teams in the US, Europe, Asia and Australia.

We are excited to work with GV and look forward to learning from their expert team and gaining insights from their impressive network of portfolio companies.

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About Tim Prendergast

Tim Prendergast is cofounder and CEO of Evident.io seeks to help others avoid the pain he endured when helping Adobe adopt the cloud at a massive level. After years of building, operating, and securing services in AWS, Tim set out to make security approachable and repeatable for companies of all sizes. Tim led technology teams at Adobe, Ingenuity, Ticketmaster, and McAfee.

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