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Beyond Identity Becomes Unicorn With $100 Million Series C Funding Round

Identity management solutions provider Beyond Identity on Tuesday announced raising $100 million in an oversubscribed Series C funding round that brings the total raised by the company to $205 million.

With this funding round, led by Evolution Equity Partners, Beyond Identity achieves unicorn status, with a valuation of $1.1 billion.

Beyond IdentityThe new investment will be used for R&D and for the company’s expansion in the APAC and Latin America regions.

Beyond Identity has developed what it describes as an “invisible multi-factor authentication (MFA) platform.”

By cryptographically binding user identities to their devices and eliminating passwords, the company says its solution can help organizations prevent attacks that leverage compromised credentials. The platform is also designed to ensure that user devices meet security policy requirements.

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Beyond Identity last year launched two new products and reported significant growth in revenue and customers. The company provides workforce, DevOps and customer solutions.

There are nearly 60 cybersecurity unicorns and more than half achieved this status in 2021. Experts told SecurityWeek last year that the surge in unicorns was likely the result of speculative strategies and the growing importance of cybersecurity.

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Eduard Kovacs (@EduardKovacs) is a contributing editor at SecurityWeek. He worked as a high school IT teacher for two years before starting a career in journalism as Softpedia’s security news reporter. Eduard holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial informatics and a master’s degree in computer techniques applied in electrical engineering.