Okera Raises $15M in Funding


Okera, a San Francisco, CA-based company that provides enterprises with secure data access at scale for modern analytic platforms, raised $15m in funding.

The strategic round, which brought total funding to $29.6m, was led by ClearSky Security, with participation from existing investors Bessemer Venture Partners and Felicis Ventures. In conjunction with the funding, Timothy Eades, vArmour CEO and an early investor in Okera, has been named Executive Chairman and Patrick Heim, Partner and CISO at ClearSky, joined the Okera board.

The company intends to use the funds to expand its investment in engineering, sales, and marketing.

Led by Nick Halsey, CEO, and Nong Li, Okera Co-Founder and CTO, Okera provides an active data access platform (ODAP) which enables companies to comply and deliver secure data access in multi-cloud and hybrid cloud environments. Data owners and stewards can now automatically discover and audit data usage in their data lake, create access policies using its visual policy engine and enforce fine-grained access. Sensitive data can be dynamically protected using obfuscation functions including tokenization, anonymization, pseudonymization, redaction, and masking.



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