15 Top Cybersecurity Startups to Follow in 2024

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Cyber threats plague businesses and consumers every day. Fortunately, the cybersecurity industry is brimming with companies leveraging everything from artificial intelligence to machine learning to solve this pain point. Cybersecurity startups help to protect and secure access to sensitive data, empowering consumers, businesses, and their security teams.

Here at Startup Savant, we love startup culture. That's why we identified the most exciting, innovative, and creative cybersecurity companies to watch in 2024 and beyond. From cloud security to machine learning tools for security teams, these are the top cybersecurity startups to watch.

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Hottest Cybersecurity Startups to Watch

Every year, new startups pull to the forefront of their industry through exciting innovation and industry-disrupting business models. We’ve curated a list of the top cybersecurity startups that startup lovers, investors, and aspiring entrepreneurs should follow in 2024.

Disclaimer: With so many exciting cybersecurity companies launching and growing worldwide, we aren’t able to cover them all. Furthermore, the startups that are listed below are not officially ranked and are listed in no particular order.

1. Datavisor

  • Location: Silicon Valley (Mountain View, California)
  • Founders: Fang Yu, Yinglian Xie
  • Funding: Series Unknown, $94.5 Million
  • Investors Include: New Enterprise Associates, Sequoia Capital China, Brighton Park Capital 

Datavisor is a fraud detection startup that leverages the power of artificial intelligence to effectively identify attack campaigns. Their cybersecurity platform helps save large corporations from potentially damaging cyber threats, protecting sensitive data.

2. Jude Security (Formerly AaDya Security)

  • Location: Detroit, Michigan
  • Founders: Raffaele Mautone
  • Funding: Series A, $12.8 Million
  • Investors Include: Left Lane Capital, Firebrand Ventures, Invest Detroit

Judy Security is a cybersecurity company that leverages machine learning and artificial intelligence to provide 24/7 security. Built for small to midsize businesses, Judy is an all-in-one security platform providing valuable, cost-effective data protection. 

3. Axis Security (Acquired by Hewlett Packard Enterprise)

  • Location: San Mateo, California
  • Founders: Dan Amiga, Dor Knafo, Gil Azrielant, Shuky Chen
  • Funding: Secondary Market, $99.5 Million
  • Investors Include: Canaan Partners, Spark Capital, Ten Eleven Ventures

Axis Security offers management and security solutions for business applications on a global scale. Users can navigate through employees, partners, and stakeholders stress-free through the startup’s purpose-built, zero-trust cloud security platform.

4. Beyond Identity

  • Location: New York, New York
  • Founders: James Clark, Thomas Jermoluk 
  • Funding: Series C, $205 Million
  • Investors Include: Evolution Equity Partners, New Enterprise Associates, Potentum Partners 

Beyond Identity is a cybersecurity startup that offers passwordless authentication to prevent credential-based attacks. Through their innovative cybersecurity platform, identities are bound to devices to improve security operations and data access control. 

5. Confluera

  • Location: Palo Alto, California
  • Founders: Abhijit Ghosh, Bipul Sinha, Niloy Mukherjee
  • Funding: Series A, $29 Million
  • Investors Include: Lightspeed Venture Partners, Icon Ventures 

Confluera is a cybersecurity platform that aims to help businesses and organizations identify, track, and manage sophisticated security threats and attacks.

6. Liongard

  • Location: Houston, Texas
  • Founders: Joseph Alapat, Vincent Tran
  • Funding: Series Unknown, $32.8 Million
  • Investors Include: Updata Partners, Integr8d Capital, TDF Ventures

Liongard offers cybersecurity services for Managed Service Providers (MSP) to supply them with complete visibility and provide protection for companies across the globe to more safely and effectively manage their sensitive data.

7. Enso

  • Location: Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Founders: Barak Tawily, Chen Gour Arie, Roy Erlich
  • Funding: Seed, $6 Million
  • Investors Include: YL Ventures, Jump Capital, toDay.Ventures

Enso is an information security startup that provides an ASPM (application security posture management) platform for security teams to identify, track, and schedule all application security tools and assets effectively.

8. Safebreach

  • Location: Sunnyvale, California
  • Founders: Guy Bejerano, Itzik Kotler
  • Funding: Series D, $106.5 Million
  • Investors Include: Sequoia Capital, Bright Pixel, Israel Growth Partners

Safebreach takes a preemptive approach to cybersecurity by continuously scanning to find holes and points of vulnerability that are at risk for breach before a hacker does. The startup’s innovative technology performs breach and attack simulations, validating security measures and providing improved data security standards. 

9. Cyble

  • Location: Atlanta, Georgia
  • Founders: Beenu Arora, Manish Chachada
  • Funding: Series B, $44.8 Million
  • Investors Include: King River Capital, Summit Peak Investments, King River Capital

Cyble is a unique cybersecurity startup that leverages artificial intelligence to gather information across the Darkweb, Deepweb, and Surface Web. Their cybersecurity platform helps to use cybercrime monitoring capabilities to mitigate security threats.

10. Illumio

  • Location: Sunnyvale, California
  • Founders: Alan Stokol, Andrew Rubin, PJ Kirner
  • Funding: Series F, $557.5 Million
  • Investors Include: Owl Rock Capital, DCVC, Thoma Bravo

Illumio is a security startup that has developed microsegmentation technology to produce a zero-trust security solution that wards off the spread of breaches both inside data centers and in the cloud.

11. Censys

  • Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan 
  • Founders: Alex Halderman, Brian Kelly, David Adrian, David Corcoran, Zakir Durumeric
  • Funding: Series C, $128.1 Million
  • Investors Include: Greylock, Ascension Ventures, Decibel Partners

Built for security teams, Censys is a cybersecurity platform that provides an updated, comprehensive map of the internet. With Censys, teams are able to conduct vulnerability management, they are also able to hunt potential security threats. 

12. Vulcan Cyber

  • Location: Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Founders: Roy Horev, Tal Morgenstern, Yaniv Bar-Dayan
  • Funding: Series B, $69 Million
  • Investors Include: Ten Eleven Ventures, Maor Investments, Dawn Capital 

Vulcan Cyber is a Tel Aviv, Israel-based cybersecurity startup that works with enterprises to optimize their software stack and code, eliminating any vulnerabilities and risks and improving the company’s security analytics. 

13. Graylog

  • Location: Houston, Texas
  • Founders: Hass Chapman, Lennart Koopmann
  • Funding: Debt Financing, $71.4 Million
  • Investors Include: Piper Sandler, Harbert Growth Partners, Silver Lake Waterman 

On a mission to help companies improve their IT operations and security, Graylog is a cybersecurity startup providing a data security solution for businesses at a competitive price. With Graylog, companies are able to combine, enrich, and visualize log data more effectively to conduct vulnerability management.  

14. Sumsub

  • Location: Limassol, Cyprus
  • Founders: Andrew Sever, Jacob Sever, Peter Sever, Vyacheslav Zholudev
  • Funding: Series B, $37.5 Million
  • Investors Include: Flint Capital 

Sumsub makes it possible to secure the whole user journey with a single verification platform. Their cybersecurity platform helps businesses of all industries and sizes to better manage verification, grow their customer base, and protect against data breaches. 

15. ALTR

  • Location: Melbourne, Florida
  • Founders: Chris Struttmann, James Beecham
  • Funding: Series C, $55 Million 
  • Investors Include: John Stafford III 

ALTR bills itself as a single source for data access truth, providing real-time data in tandem with real-time data security support. Their all-in-one cybersecurity platform helps companies identify abnormalities, protect sensitive data, and control. 

Recommended: Check out our full list of the top startups to watch in 2024!

Final Thoughts

Cybersecurity startups across the globe are continuously innovating new solutions to identify security risks and provide value threat detection. Whether you're a business or consumer, cyberattacks are a threat that cannot be taken lightly.

These are the top cybersecurity startups to watch this year, but keep checking back as we continuously update our list to include new and exciting cybersecurity startups you should be paying attention to in the new year.

Frequently Asked Questions

What do cybersecurity startups do?

A cybersecurity company can offer a range of services to protect businesses and consumers against cyber threats, data breaches, and any other type of cyber risk.

How can I start my own cybersecurity company?

Starting a cybersecurity startup begins with an innovative startup idea. Once you have your idea, you can form your business. Startups commonly form as corporations, we recommend our guide on how to start a startup to get started.

What are the top locations for cybersecurity startups?

Three of the most concentrated areas of cybersecurity startups are Tel Aviv, Israel, San Francisco, California, and New York City. 

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