NetRise Emerges from Stealth with $6.8M Seed Round

Nov 27, 2021 1:53:09 PM | Announcements NetRise Emerges from Stealth with $6.8M Seed Round

NetRise has emerged from stealth by closing their $6.8M Seed Round led by Miramar Digital Ventures, Sorenson Ventures, and DNX Ventures.

AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 16, 2021  -- NetRise, the company solving the world's firmware security problem, has emerged from stealth by closing their $6.8M Seed Round led by Miramar Digital Ventures, with Sorenson Ventures, DNX Ventures and multiple strategic angels rounding out the syndicate.

NetRise Seed Round Press Release

Founded by cyber experts from Cylance and Tanium - Tom Pace and Michael Scott have built an elite team of top industry veterans to take on the rapidly growing threat posed by insecure firmware across every industry.

Tom and Michael encompass a rare combination that possesses deep traditional and IoT security experience as well as enterprise product development and significant GTM expertise.

Software may have eaten the world, but it is firmware that connects everything - it's the trusted foundation for every hardware device. With 80% of enterprises experiencing firmware attacks since 2019, it's clear that most organizations are left blind and vulnerable to the risks posed by IoT, ICS, medical devices, telecommunications equipment, satellites, and even embedded systems running in vehicles," said Tom Pace, co-founder & CEO of NetRise.

The NetRise Turbine platform empowers organizations with complete visibility into their device ecosystem, continuously identifying and prioritizing firmware vulnerabilities automatically by leveraging machine learning models. This significantly reduces risk exposure and allows critical resources to focus on other priorities.

Traditional security products only focus on the operating systems and configuration settings of these devices while neglecting the actual firmware – the NetRise Turbine platform changes the firmware security analysis game entirely," said Michael Scott, co-founder & CTO of NetRise. "By analyzing the firmware of these devices, we are able to get a comprehensive picture of what is on the device, how it works and the risk it provides to the end-user and/or manufacturer."

The initial round will facilitate product development advancements, channel relationships, go-to-market sales, and building a world-class team.

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About NetRise

Based in Austin, Texas, NetRise is an early-stage cybersecurity startup built by defensive cyber experts with 50+ years of combined experience in incident response, firmware analysis, enterprise product development, and vulnerability management programs for Fortune 500 organizations.

Thomas Pace

Written By: Thomas Pace

Prior to founding NetRise, Thomas spent 16 years working in security across multiple roles and disciplines. From serving in the United States Marine Corps, being responsible for ICS security within the Department of Energy and most recently serving as Global Vice President for Cylance, Thomas has been a proven leader and innovator within cybersecurity. Thomas has also responded to hundreds of security incidents globally and shared his experience at multiple security conferences such as RSA and Black Hat.