American cybersecurity start-ups would not have too many problems to finance themselves. According to the Financial Times which quotes the research firm PrivCo, American venture capital funds have invested more than $ 1 billion in the first three months of the year. They paid out about $ 1.2 billion, up from $ 540 million in the first quarter of last year, an increase of 122%. This is the first time that the amount of these investments has reached such a level.
A record that the American newspaper explains by the resurgence of computer attacks by large groups and especially their advertising – we remember the Sony Pictures affair – which generated increased profits for cybersecurity start-ups. American venture capitalists are thus counting on an imminent increase in spending on prevention against cyber attacks by American companies. They are particularly interested in securing devices for mobile phones.
In 2014, start-ups specializing in cybersecurity raised $ 2.3 billion, or three times more than in 2013. For example, Synack raised $ 25 million in February to develop a platform for cybersecurity research by the crowdsourcing. In addition, Rapid7, LogRythm, Mimecast, American cybersecurity players, plan to list on the New York Stock Exchange soon.
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