“I invested in the founders’ previous cybersecurity company, Fortscale, which was acquired by RSA Security. I knew Idan and his co-founders very well,” said Ken Elefant, Managing Director, Sorenson Ventures. “What impressed me most about the Bridgecrew team was their ability to assess the market and quickly craft a cloud security engineering solution. The agility and speed were unprecedented.”
“We knew we wanted to work with Ken Elefant again. Sorenson Ventures understands the security landscape better than anyone.”
Bridgecrew automates cloud security engineering by identifying issues and delivering fixes as code. Bridgecrew’s platform integrates with customer’s source control and CI/CD processes, and in many cases, prevents problems before they impact system operations or vulnerabilities. Bridgecrew is a developer-first company. They automate security-engineering work to not only save engineer time and reduce workload, they also help organizations expedite cloud migrations. The company is based in San Francisco, CA with an R&D office in Tel Aviv, Israel.
“We knew we wanted to work with Ken Elefant again. Sorenson understands the security landscape better than anyone,” said Idan Tendler, Bridgecrew Co-Founder and CEO. “Sorenson has a huge network of experts, customers, potential hires, and investors. They introduced us to several CISOs, helping us facilitate customer deals, partnerships, and even angel investments from well-known industry experts.”
Tendler added, “The thing I like most about Ken is that he doesn’t shy away from digging in to help out in the formative stages. As we were wrestling to figure out our go-to-market, Ken worked with us to develop our grassroots, self-service strategy. This will be an absolute game changer.”
Still less than 25 employees, Bridgecrew closed a $14 million Series A round in April 2020 led by Battery Ventures. It plans to more than double the team size by the end of 2020 and is adding new customers quickly.
“Bridgecrew is the first company to fundamentally address the security needs of companies who are moving to the cloud,” Elefant explained. “Cloud security is a completely different beast from traditional enterprise security. Previously, only the most sophisticated technology companies did cloud security well. Bridgecrew now makes cloud security best practices readily available to every mid and large-sized company who is operating cloud infrastructure.”