Cloud-native cybersecurity company Twistlock has raised $33 million in Series C funding.
The round, led by Iconiq Capital and joined by previous investors YL Ventures, TenEleven, Rally Ventures, Polaris Partners and Dell Technologies Capital, brings total VC investment in the company to $63 million.
I couldn’t be more proud or more thankful for how far we’ve come in the past three years, and I can’t be more excited to continue the journey.
– Ben Bernstein, CEO and co-founder, Twistlock
The company, founded by CEO Ben Bernstein and VP of R&D Dima Stopel – both Microsoft veterans – specialises in container security, but has also branched out further, also offering an end-to-end unified security platform offering “full stack protection for all cloud native workloads, from VMs, through containers, all the way to serverless”.
“When we started Twistlock in 2015, the opportunity at hand was containers, and our mission was simple – provide security for containerized applications, and allow developers to focus on what they do best,” said Twistlock CEO Ben Bernstein. “Fast forward to today, and containers are just a small slice of the pie.”
According to Bernstein, the company plans to use the Series C investment to continue product innovation, increase hiring, build its partner program, and expand its sales, marketing and operations teams.
“This round both validates the successes we’ve had to date, and unlocks the next wave of innovation and growth,” said Bernstein in a blog post.
He went on to add: “I couldn’t be more proud or more thankful for how far we’ve come in the past three years, and I can’t be more excited to continue the journey.”