Should Oracle or Alphabet buy VMware instead of Broadcom?
The fact that we did not foresee Broadcom as a potential suitor underscores our view that we don’t fully grok if it’s the correct buyer for VMware.
Secureframe secures $56M for a platform that automates an enterprise’s compliance with standards like HIPAA and SOC 2
Meeting compliance standards like HIPAA and SOC 2 can be a critical — and often mandatory — part of the matrix of boxes that need to be ticked when securing an organization, but it’s
Venafi acquires Jetstack, the startup behind the cert-manager Kubernetes certificate controller
It seems that we are in the middle of a mini acquisition spree for Kubernetes startups, specifically those that can help with Kubernetes security. In the latest development, Venafi, a vendor of certi
VMware to acquire Kubernetes security startup Octarine and fold it into Carbon Black
VMware announced today that it intends to buy early-stage Kubernetes security startup Octarine and fold it into Carbon Black, a security company it bought last year for $2.1 billion. The company did n
The future of cybersecurity VC investing with Lightspeed’s Arif Janmohamed
There are two types of enterprise startups: those that create value and those that protect value. Cybersecurity is most definitely part of the latter group, and as a vertical, it has sprawled the past
VMware acquires Carbon Black for $2.1B and Pivotal for $2.7 billion
VMware today announced that it is acquiring Carbon Black, a publicly traded security company that focuses on securing modern cloud-native workloads. The price of the acquisition is about $2.1 billion.
Newly public CrowdStrike wants to become the Salesforce of cybersecurity
Q&A with CrowdStrike CEO George Kurtz
Boston-area startups are on pace to overtake NYC venture totals
Boston has regained its longstanding place as the second-largest U.S. startup funding hub. After years of trailing New York City in total annual venture investment, Massachusetts is taking the lead in
Pondering an IPO, cyber security company CrowdStrike raises $200 million at over $3 billion valuation
CrowdStrike, the developer of a security technology that looks at changes in user behavior on networked devices and uses that information to identify potential cyber threats, has reached a $3 billion
VCs are hungry for Instacart, big money for bikes and a slew of enterprise IPOs
Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week was a damn corker. Instacart is fighting back! Zuora went
Security shop Carbon Black files to go public
Today Carbon Black filed to go public, publishing its S-1 document with a $100 million IPO figure as a placeholder. Today we’ll take a quick peek at the filing, which joins a number of other techn