Security Experts:

Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?


Mobile & Wireless

Lookout Opening Technology Development Center in Boston

San Francisco-based Mobile Security Firm Makes Commitment to Boston

San Francisco-based Mobile Security Firm Makes Commitment to Boston

With an extra $150 million in its coffers as a result of a recent massive round of funding, mobile security firm Lookout, Inc. announced this week that it will open a new Technology Development Center located in Boston, Mass.

According to the company it will move into a 16,000-square-foot facility in Boston’s Financial District. With more than 250 employees across the company currently, Lookout says that it plans to will hire up to 50 people in engineering, sales and marketing over the next 12 to 18 months in Boston.

“We’re thrilled to announce that Lookout will be opening its newest office in Boston,” said Jim Dolce, Lookout CEO and a Boston native himself. “This dynamic city, centrally located in the Northeast, is an ideal location to attract talented employees and connect with sales prospects in the financial services and healthcare industries.”

Dolce, a former executive from Akamai Technologies, was named CEO of Lookout in March. 

The company currently claims a customer based of more than 50 million consumer users, of which a small percentage (millions according to the company) are paying customers.

“The academic roots of our city help attract the best and the brightest and I am committed to creating an environment where these innovative minds can thrive well after graduation,” said Mayor Martin J. Walsh. “The fact that companies like Lookout are setting up shop here is a testament to the success of our efforts to make Boston a truly attractive place for young technology companies to prosper. With that, I welcome Lookout to Boston.”

“Boston offers a world-class technology ecosystem, with incredible academic institutions, a vibrant startup scene and a multitude of global companies with seasoned talent,” the company said in a statement. “In addition, the city is ranked one of the best places for young people to live in America. Each year, thousands of students graduate from the more than one hundred nearby colleges and universities looking for engaging work.”

The Boston office is Lookout’s fourth office worldwide, adding to locations in London, Tokyo and its headquarters in San Francisco.

As a Boston-based company, SecurityWeek welcomes Lookout to Boston!

Written By

For more than 10 years, Mike Lennon has been closely monitoring the threat landscape and analyzing trends in the National Security and enterprise cybersecurity space. In his role at SecurityWeek, he oversees the editorial direction of the publication and is the Director of several leading security industry conferences around the world.

Click to comment

Daily Briefing Newsletter

Subscribe to the SecurityWeek Email Briefing to stay informed on the latest threats, trends, and technology, along with insightful columns from industry experts.

Expert Insights

Related Content

Mobile & Wireless

Apple rolled out iOS 16.3 and macOS Ventura 13.2 to cover serious security vulnerabilities.

Mobile & Wireless

Technical details published for an Arm Mali GPU flaw leading to arbitrary kernel code execution and root on Pixel 6.

Mobile & Wireless

Apple’s iOS 12.5.7 update patches CVE-2022-42856, an actively exploited vulnerability, in old iPhones and iPads.

Mobile & Wireless

Two vulnerabilities in Samsung’s Galaxy Store that could be exploited to install applications or execute JavaScript code by launching a web page.

Mobile & Wireless

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem says her personal cell phone was hacked and linked it to the release of documents by the January 6...

Mobile & Wireless

Infonetics Research has shared excerpts from its Mobile Device Security Client Software market size and forecasts report, which tracks enterprise and consumer security client...


A digital ad fraud scheme dubbed "VastFlux" spoofed over 1,700 apps and peaked at 12 billion ad requests per day before being shut down.

Mobile & Wireless

Chinese tech giant Huawei patched nearly 300 vulnerabilities in its HarmonyOS operating system in 2022.