Cloud Security Company Evident.io Secures $22 Million in Series C Funding Led by GV

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Evident.io, a provider of cloud infrastructure security services for Amazon Web Services (AWS Cloud), has raised $22 million in Series C funding led by GV (formerly Google Ventures), with participation from existing investors Bain Capital, True Ventures and Venrock. The round raises Evident.io’s total funding to $49 million since launching in 2013.

Evident.io is a pioneer in security and compliance automation for public cloud. Their Evident Security Platform (ESP) would enable organizations of all sizes to proactively manage public cloud security risk – minimizing attack surface and improving overall security posture, all from a single dashboard.

This new funding will be used to accelerate Evident.io’s growth by enabling support of public cloud platforms beyond AWS Cloud to Google Cloud Platform and Microsoft Azure. The team also plans to accelerate the innovation and development of new features and capabilities of the Evident Security Platform (ESP) – to extend functionality beyond infrastructure security and compliance automation offering.

evident.io“Our clients, who span from small startups to global enterprises and Federal agencies, are demanding security and compliance solutions that give them visibility and control across multiple public cloud platforms,” said Tim Prendergast, cofounder and CEO of Evident.io. “We have a deep understanding of the cloud and the challenges it presents security and compliance teams and we are driven to continue to deliver revolutionary change for our customers.”

Evident.io’s ESP solution would continuously monitor an organization’s entire public cloud footprint, identifying and assessing security risks, providing security staff with expert remediation guidance, and enabling painless security auditing and compliance reporting. Evident.io is a privately held company based in Pleasanton, CA and backed by Bain Capital Ventures, GV, True Ventures and Venrock.

“Our product vision is to be the one cloud security platform to protect every asset in every major public cloud, and the support from GV to grow our company talent enables us to realize that goal faster,” added Justin Lundy, CTO and cofounder of Evident.io.

Sales and Marketing Investments

Evident.io also plans to expand sales and marketing efforts to new geographies and vertical markets. The team will grow its commercial and government sales teams in the US, Europe, Asia and Australia.

Evident.io‘s platform has proven to aid in the rapid remediation of security vulnerabilities, allowing developers and operations staff to train on best practices and identify potential insider threats,” said Tyson Clark, Partner at GV. “Evident.io offers a compelling security compliance solution designed to scale, expand and operate across multiple public cloud environments.”