Security Experts: Snags $100M in Series C Funding

Digital identity network play, Inc. has joined the growing list of cybersecurity unicorns after banking a new $100 million funding round that values the company at $1.5 billion.

The Series C round was led by Viking Global Investors and included Counterpoint Global (Morgan Stanley), PSP Growth, Lead Edge Capital, CapitalG, WndrCo, Willoughby Capital, BoxGroup and Moonshots Capital., based in McLean, Va., said it will use the new money to build out its secure digital identity network by hiring top talent and expanding the number of businesses and government agencies it serves.

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The company claims it has more than 39 million members with more than 70,000 new users signing-up every day to its secure digital identity network.’s service is free to consumers while business customers pay for trust and to streamline workflows. provides tech that simplifies how individuals prove and share their identity online, including tools to handle identity proofing, authentication and group affiliation verification for organizations across sectors. is the 12th cybersecurity company to achieve unicorn status in the past four months. The list also includes Orca Security, Aqua, Axonius, BigID, Coalition, Forter, Lacework, OwnBackup, Socure, Venafi and Wiz.

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Ryan Naraine is Editor-at-Large at SecurityWeek and host of the popular Security Conversations podcast series. Ryan is a veteran cybersecurity strategist who has built security engagement programs at major global brands, including Intel Corp., Bishop Fox and GReAT. He is a co-founder of Threatpost and the global SAS conference series. Ryan's past career as a security journalist included bylines at major technology publications including Ziff Davis eWEEK, CBS Interactive's ZDNet, PCMag and PC World. Ryan is a director of the Security Tinkerers non-profit, an advisor to early-stage entrepreneurs, and a regular speaker at security conferences around the world. Follow Ryan on Twitter @ryanaraine.