Venture Funding

Sysdig Unearths $70 Million Series E

SAN FRANCISCO — Sysdig, which lets companies develop secure applications in a cloud network, has raised $70 million in Series E funding led by Insight Partners with participation from previous investors, Bain Capital Ventures and Accel. Glynn Capital also joined this round, along with Goldman Sachs, who joined after being a customer for two years.

Sysdig’s total funding to date is $206 million.

“Containers and Kubernetes development is disrupting the way organizations deploy and run containers, but when you look at the history of major technological changes, Kubernetes is still early. We invest in high-growth companies that are disrupting the old way of doing things, companies that will lead this decade-long transition. Sysdig’s novel approach of providing a single source of truth for both security and monitoring for container-based applications has proven more effective, more scalable, and higher ROI,” said Richard Wells, Managing Director at Insight Partners.

“As a customer, we are impressed with Sysdig’s technology and the company’s open source approach to security. We look forward to Sysdig joining our investment portfolio and seeing their continued growth as a leading Kubernetes security vendor,” said Soumya Rajamani, Vice President of Merchant Banking at Goldman Sachs and Sysdig Board Observer.

Sysdig plans to expand internationally with the new investment.

Kubernetes is the de facto operating system of the cloud; however, as organizations move workloads into production, security and visibility are the biggest barriers. Traditional tools and processes leave enterprises blind because they do not provide visibility with application context for these environments. To reap the benefits of the agility that containers and Kubernetes provide, enterprises need an approach that integrates security and compliance into DevOps workflows. This approach is often referred to as secure DevOps or DevSecOps.

“Containers and Kubernetes will take over the world. Over the last year, we have seen competitors partner in an attempt to deliver capabilities similar to ours, but the reality is, these approaches cannot provide the level of visibility and security that we can, even when they use multiple tools. As Kubernetes adoption increases, CISOs will continue to recognize that their IT teams and security tools need to adapt. In 2020, we look forward to partnering with more Global 2000 organizations in their cloud-native journeys,” said Suresh Vasudevan, Chief Executive Officer at Sysdig.