DataDome, a Paris, France-based provider of a SaaS cybersecurity solution protecting websites from bot traffic, raises €2.5m in second funding.
Backers in the round, which follows a €1m round in December 2016, included ISAI and 50 Partners. In conjunction with the funding, Jean-David Chamboredon, Executive Chairman of the ISAI fund, joined the board of directors alongside the founders, Francis Nappez (BlaBlaCar) and Sébastien Lucas (Oxalide).
The company intends to use the funds to continue its R&D efforts, and to develop its sales and marketing operations.
Founded in 2015 by Fabien Grenier and Benjamin Fabre, DataDome protects websites and APIs against bot traffic, which is at the root of the main security threats to online activities: content theft, account takeover, marketing fraud and denial of service.
The proprietary SaaS based technology detects and filters this bot traffic in order to protect websites and APIs, mapping thousands of bot operators, and offering tools for managing their activity in real time. This allows customers to regain control over their online content and data.
Clients and partners include PriceMinister, PagesJaunes, BlaBlaCar, Le Parisien and Amazon Web Services.