Cado Security, a London startup building a cloud-native cyber forensics and response platform, has closed a $1.5 million seed round led by Silicon Valley’s Ten Eleven Ventures. Founded this year, the company will use the funding to expand its development team in the UK.
"Finding the root cause of security incidents in cloud or container environments is incredibly difficult. Traditional tools don't support these new environments, and there is a shortage of people who know both forensics and cloud security," explains CEO and co-founder James Campbell, formerly director of Cyber Threat Detection and Response at PricewaterhouseCoopers. The startup’s platform, Cado Response, is an agentless, cloud-native forensics solution that allows security professionals to quickly and comprehensively understand an incident’s impact across all environments, including cloud and containers as well as on-premise systems. Early access is currently available to beta customers.
In addition, the cloud security startup offers a number of free tools on its website. These include Cado Live, a tool to move entire copies of on-premise systems to cloud storage, and Cado Cloud Collector, a tool to copy AWS EC2 instances for forensic analysis. Ten Eleven Ventures’ general partner Mark Hatfield will join the Cado Security board of directors.
Photo: Co-founders James Campbell and Christopher Doman