Respond Software Receives $12M in Series A Funding

Respond Software, a Mountain View, CA-based expert system that emulates the decision-making and judgement of a seasoned security analyst, raised $12m in Series A funding.

The round was led by CRV and Foundation Capital.

Founded by Mike Armistead, Robert Hipps and Chris Calvert, Respond Software has launched its initial product, The Respond Analyst™, which emulates the decision-making ability and judgment of an expert security analyst, adds personnel capacity to every enterprise Security Operation Center (SOC) and Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP) that services enterprises today.
The product, which currently offers two analyst modules that address network intrusion and system compromise use cases, performs every security check, every time, at a scale that works for large enterprises and agencies. Moreover, provides metrics about its performance and information for compliance audits, maintains a SOC’s tribal security knowledge 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Respond Software has also added veteran advisors to help guide the technical and business direction of the company including Gerhard Eschelbeck, VP security and privacy engineering, Google; Richard Seiersen, author, CISO and VP of trust at Twilio Inc.; and Izak Mutlu, former CISO,



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