Perigee, a Boston, MA-based cybersecurity company, raised $1.5M in its first funding.
The round was led by Outsiders Fund’s Austin McChord and Teddy Seem, with participation from Westport, Contour Venture Partners, BBG Ventures, Innospark Ventures, Ray Rothrock, and Corey Thomas.
The company intends to use the funds to hire new talent, further develop the product, and grow the enterprise within environmental controls and beyond.
Founded by CEO Mollie Breen, a former NSA mathematician, Perigee combines network exploitation and machine learning expertise to stop malicious threats, improve behavior, and extend the life of connected devices in real-time.
The company is focusing initially on devices within HVAC and environmental controls in industries like healthcare.
Breen previously led a team at NSA where she focused on critical infrastructure. With Perigee, she is extending that expertise to critical infrastructure across enterprises with a specific focus on connected devices.