Blossom Capital backs £7.2M funding for London-based cybersecurity startup

Cado Security

Cado Security, a London-based digital forensics platform, has secured $10 million (approx £7.2 million) in Series A funding, bringing the company’s total capital raised to $11.5 million (approx £8.3 million). 

The round was led by Blossom Capital with participation from existing investors including Ten Eleven Ventures. The new funding comes six months after the company closed its seed round.

The new capital will be deployed to accelerate London-based cybersecurity startup’s growth through the expansion of key functions including engineering, customer support, and go-to-market operations.

5% or less of the data available

When security teams detect malicious activity in cloud environments, they must immediately respond to triage and understand the incident. During this process, forensic analysts typically only have 5% or less of the data available to them to conduct the investigation. 

With so little information, they often determine that it’s not worth further investigation due to the level of effort required to dig deeper.

Provide 100% of the data 

The Cado Response platform automates data collection from multiple sources, including cloud and containers, while also supporting traditional, on-premises systems to provide 100% of the data with no extra effort. 

Its patent-pending architecture scales up and down to provide rapid processing when needed, and save costs when not. 

Its analytics engine correlates all systems, users, processes, and files so analysts can immediately visualise the scope and conduct an investigation in aggregate, rather than analysing at the system level, to get to the root cause of an incident quickly and precisely.

“Over the past year, enterprises have compressed their cloud adoption timelines while protecting the applications that enable their remote workforces,” said Imran Ghory, partner at Blossom Capital. “Yet as high-profile breaches like SolarWinds illustrate, the complexity of cloud environments makes rapid investigation and response extremely difficult since security analysts typically are not trained as cloud experts. Cado Security solves this with an elegant solution that automates time-consuming tasks like capturing forensically sound cloud data so security teams can move faster and more efficiently. The opportunity to help Cado Security scale rapidly is a terrific one for Blossom Capital.”

“Sophisticated threat actors are more adept at using the complexity of cloud environments to their advantage,” said Matt Georgy, CTO of [redacted] and Cado Security advisor. “We use Cado Security to level the playing field by enabling our analysts to move faster than the attackers in investigating malicious activity in the cloud. Cado’s solution is not only modern and scalable, but it also can ensure all legal and regulatory compliance standards have been met.”

“Legacy forensic tools were built decades ago to support on-premises environments, but the problem is that data doesn’t live there anymore. It’s moving to the cloud at exponential rates and where data goes, cyber attackers follow,” said James Campbell, CEO, and co-founder of Cado Security. “We’re bringing our decades of experience helping enterprises respond to cyber incidents and knowledge of cloud forensics to automate and centralize what’s required to investigate a breach at cloud speed. This funding allows us to significantly grow our team and expand the value of the Cado Response platform for our customers.”