Nudge Security, an early stage startup promising to help organizations manage cybersecurity decisions, has banked a $7 million seed round.
The Austin, Texas-based startup, the brainchild of ex-AlienVault software engineers Russell Spitler and Jaime Blasco, scored the financing from Ballistic Ventures, a venture capital outfit dedicated to early-stage security startups.
In a conversation with SecurityWeek, Nudge Security founders Spitler and Blasco declined to share full details on the company’s product line, which promises to “nudge employees towards secure decision-making anywhere they work without disrupting workflows.”
“We believe that every employee has the potential to behave in ways that support and strengthen the organization’s cybersecurity posture, it’s just not always simple or straightforward to do so. We are changing that,” Spitler added.
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Spitler said the company will use the funding to expand headcount and engage with early access design partners.
Spitler and Blasco previously created and operated the world’s largest open threat intelligence community, the AlienVault Open Threat Exchange, now operated by AT&T Alien Labs.
The Nudge Security investment marks the first public funding announcement from Ballistic, the new VC outfit solely dedicated to advising and funding early-stage cybersecurity startups.
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