Ghent-based Aikido Security has raised €2 million in a pre-seed round. Having completed an alpha version of the product, the funding is slated to see the company further develop the features list alongside plans to grow both the team size and customer base.
Aikido Security’s €2 million pre-seed round was provided by a number of angel investors including Syndicate One (disclaimer, Tech.eu Founder Robin Wauters is a member of Syndicate One), Pieterjan Bouten and Louis Jonckheere of Showpad, Christophe Morbee from Besox, Mathias Geeroms of OTA Insight, and Teamleader's Jeroen De Wit.
Much like the modern Japanese martial art that is split into many different categories, Aikido Security serves as an all-aspects defense tool for developers. The platform scans source code and cloud components, revealing which vulnerabilities are mission-critical and demand immediate attention.
Once diagnosed, triaging is sped up by dramatically reducing false-positives and making CVEs human-readable. The ultimate goal for Aikido is to help developers keep their product secure and return lost time that can be better otherwise dedicated to their primary task, that of writing code.
“Software security tools have made my life as a CTO harder”, says Aikido Security founder & CTO Willem Delbare. “I’ve tested so many of them and they all suffer from the same problems. They overload you with false positives, spam you with notifications, and make triaging hard. I’ve found it to be very exhausting. We’ve decided to fix this.”