Dark3 Inc. Secures Funding to Deliver Expanded Protection to Small & Medium Sized Businesses, Particularly the Defense Industrial Base Ahead of Critical Election Cycle
Dark3, Inc. (“Dark Cubed”), a Software as a Service (SaaS) platform, announced it has closed its Series A financing led by Option3Ventures, a leading cybersecurity investment specialist firm. Dark Cubed was founded in 2014 by CEO Vince Crisler a former US Air Force White House Presidential Communications Officer, who also served as the CISO at the White House. Dark Cubed will use the capital to fund the company’s rapid expansion. Option3Venture Partners Lisa Donnan and Merrick Andlinger will join Dark Cubed’s Board of Directors.
Dark Cubed utilizes publicly available and proprietary threat information to provide affordable cybersecurity protection to small and medium business. In addition to providing rapid value to customers, Dark Cubed’s patented data analytics approach provides access to anonymized real-time data on customer networks to enable advanced analytics and threat hunting capabilities.
“We believe Dark Cubed’s mission of making cybersecurity accessible to companies of all sizes addresses a critical gap in the market today. It is a highly complementary addition to our new O3V Cyber Special Situations portfolio, and also very much aligned with our national security heritage. We look forward to working with Vince and the management team to grow the company in the years ahead” said Manish Thakur, Managing Partner of Option3Ventures.
Mr. Crisler expressed his confidence that this partnership will prove to be successful, commenting “I have been in the cyber industry for over 25 years now. The combination of Option3Ventures’ expertise along with Dark Cubed’s pioneering approach is bound to move mountains. The cybersecurity market is overwhelmed with solutions targeting large enterprises, yet it is small and midsize businesses (SMB) that take the bulk of cyberattacks. Dark Cubed seeks to address this. We have seen significant growth in our partnerships with Managed Service Providers (MSPs) who are often the front line of defense for SMBs cybersecurity providing rapid streamlined platform security protection,” said Crisler.