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Momentum Partners Releases Its 2nd Annual Watch List After The 2017 RSA Conference

March 1, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Momentum Partners, advisors and dealmakers in cybersecurity, has announced the final 10 companies added to the firm’s annual Watch List. Each quarter 10 companies are selected after carefully weighing feedback from the field and considering a variety of growth and innovation factors.

“For the second year in a row, we are delighted to complete the firm’s Watch List of innovative and breakout companies in cybersecurity,” said Eric McAlpine, Momentum’s Managing Partner. “The firm’s Watch List and our CYBERscape sector taxonomy are labors of love and impossible without the assistance of our vast network in security. Together, we identify those companies we believe are uniquely innovative and have tremendous business momentum. We are not perfect, although the firm does have a strong track record to date identifying early on those breakout companies that have gone on to raise significant rounds of capital at higher valuations and/or achieve attractive M&A exits for their investors and employees.”

“The team is vigilant in our coverage of the cybersecurity ecosystem and we encounter many vendors with tremendous momentum,” said Michael Tedesco, Momentum’s Executive Chairman. “As such, we do our very best to listen to our network to identify these truly innovative companies. Congratulations to their founders, their teams, and their investors.”

The Momentum Watch List for the first quarter of 2017 includes:

Better Mobile: mobile threat defense providing detection, prevention, and remediation in real time

CyberInt: managed detection & response for digital, mitigating cyber, fraud, & brand threats in real-time

Cyphort: adaptive security analytics platform for advanced threat detection and response

IntSights: early warning of hacking and fraud attacks via a sophisticated cyber intelligence platform

MediaPro: adaptive learning solutions for security awareness, privacy, & corporate compliance training

Recorded Future: comprehensive real-time threat intelligence powered by machine learning

RedLock: enables enterprises to visualize, monitor and investigate risks across cloud infrastructure

SafeBreach: simulates hacker breach methods to quantify risks and validate security controls

Uplevel Security: intelligence-driven incident analysis and response applying advanced data science

Votiro: advanced CDR solutions to safeguard against undisclosed and zero-day exploits

The Momentum Watch List for the fourth quarter of 2016 included:

Armor: active cyber defense solutions offering customer-centric cloud infrastructure and security

Blue Cedar Networks: evolving enterprise mobile security from device—to data—centricity

Claroty: cyber threat protection providing extreme visibility and monitoring for industrial networks

Cronus Cyber Technologies: automated pen testing to identify & eliminate Attack Path Scenarios

Cyber adAPT: secure device management combined with attack detection inside the network

CyberGRX: third-party risk management remediating risk across its entire partner ecosystem

Digital Shadows: cyber situational awareness to help protect against loss of IP and brand integrity

Gigya: customer identity and access management platform turning unknown visitors into customers

JASK: AI-based predictive SOC platform automates security operations to improve situational awareness

Siemplify: Security Orchestration and Automation platform taking threat response to the next level

The Momentum Watch List for the third quarter 2016 included:

BioCatch: behavioral biometrics, analyzing human-device interactions including Invisible Challenges™

Cato Networks: software-defined and cloud-based secure enterprise networks delivered as a service

ID Experts: identity protection, data privacy and fraud prevention software and services

Onapsis: cybersecurity solutions for securing business-critical applications & infrastructure

OPSWAT: advanced threat detection and prevention platform for known and unknown threats

PhishMe: intelligence-driven platform which trains employees to identify and mitigate phishing risks

RiskSense: proactive cyber risk management platform that reveals, monitors, and remediates cyber risk

SparkCognition: AI-powered cyber-physical software for the safety and security of IT, OT, and the IIoT

Vera: data security platform for visibility and control over data, anywhere it’s shared or stored

Verodin: cyber-attack simulation platform to continuously assess the effectiveness of a network’s security

The Momentum Watch List for the second quarter of 2016 included:

Cybereason: total endpoint protection platform including EDR and Next-Gen AV

Datashield: next-gen managed detection and response services to mid-market and enterprise

Lastline: advanced malware protection through a unique isolation and content inspection environment

Morphisec: Moving Target Defense technology to thwart and analyze cybersecurity attacks

Prevoty: RASP security, enabling enterprises to automatically protect their applications in production

Stealth Security: stealthily secures online applications from automation-based attacks

SentinelOne: endpoint protection that utilizes behavioral-based detection and automatic mitigation

Templar Shield: GRC; strategy, consulting, hosting, managed services and VAR

Uniken: mobile app & IoT security for authentication, transport beyond TLS & encrypted data at rest

Vidder: enables secure trusted access to applications based upon Software-Defined Perimeter protocol

Included on the Watch List are 4 2017 RSA Innovation Sandbox Finalists (Cato Networks, RedLockUplevel Security & Claroty). SentinelOne raised a $70M Series C financing round since making the Watch List in Q2. Additionally, 7 companies from the 2016 Watch List have raised their next round of financing (FortscaleBugcrowd, Twistlock, Distil Networks, Auth0, Exabeam, & Flashpoint) since making the Watch List while one company has been acquired (FireLayers acquired by Proofpoint for $55 million). Watch out for increased strategic activity and maneuvering by these companies in the year ahead!

The complete Watch List with details on each company can be found here: http://momentum.partners/docs/Momentum_Partners_2017_Watch_List.pdf

About Momentum Partners

Momentum Partners is based in Silicon Valley with operations globally providing strategic and financial advisory services to Founders, CEOs and their Boards in cybersecurity. The firm employs a high-touch advisory model suitable for both the unique needs of earlier stage entrepreneurs and the complexity of later stage endeavors – Series A to Exit. Advisors and dealmakers in cybersecurity for the past two decades, Momentum's senior professionals have closed over 200 transactions around the globe totaling over $200 billion in total value including some of the largest, most complex transactions in the history of the Technology sector. Securities are offered through Momentum Capital Markets, LLC, a division of Financial Telesis Inc. Member FINRA/SIPC.

More information on the firm along with our 2016 year-end market review can be found here: http://momentum.partners/docs/Quarterly/Cybersecurity_Market_Review_Year_End_2016.pdf


Momentum PartnersDino Boukouris


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