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Selling a startup can come with an emotional cost

Every founder dreams of building a substantial company. For those who make it through the myriad challenges, it typically results in an exit. If it’s through an acquisition, that can mean cashing in your equity, paying back investors and rewarding long-time employees, but it also usually results in a loss of power and a substantially…

10:27 am PDT • September 23, 2020
Selling a startup can come with an emotional cost

Last week four security companies changed hands. The shopping spree continued this week with CDN company Imperva announcing it was buying bot mitigation startup Distil Networks. The companies did not…

Security stays hot as Imperva grabs Distil Networks

Distil Networks, a company that helps discover and eradicate bad bots, announced a $21 million Series C round today. Funders include new investor Silicon Valley Bank along with previous participants Bessemer Venture…

Distil scores $21 million Series C to crush bad bots

Distil Networks has always been about about automated, intelligent bot detection. Rival ScrapeSentry has gone at it from a different angle, using human analysts to help customers understand bot behavior.…

Distil Networks Gets Human Touch With ScrapeSentry Acquisition

Distil Networks, a company that analyzes website traffic and blocks malicious bots, announced a $21 million Series B round today. Bessemer Venture Partners led the round and David Cowan from BVP will…

Distil Networks Raises $21M To Block Malicious Bots

On April 2, the Wall Street Journal reported that Facebook is in hot water with government regulators in six European countries over its practice of tracking users’ movements across the…

Internet Privacy Is The Wrong Conversation

Bot detection startup Distil Networks announced today that it has raised a $10 million Series A. A source with knowledge of the deal says the round valued Distil at around…

Distil Networks’ $10M Funding Round Valued The Bot Detection Company At Around $30M