Intrigue Raises $2M in Seed Funding

Intrigue, an Austin, Texas-based information security space company, raised $2M in seed funding.

The round was led by LiveOak Venture Partners.

The company intends to use the funds to accelerate product development and establish its go-to-market strategy and support the security and developer communities contributing to Intrigue Core, the open source asset discovery project that serves as the infrastructure of its enterprise solutions.

Attack Surface Management is defined as the practice of relentless mapping and securing of all Internet-facing assets throughout an organization’s entire network perimeter. It has rapidly become a top enterprise priority, as massive adoption of cloud, SaaS and mobile across a distributed workforce means an expanding and evolving attack surface subject to an increasing number of sophisticated threats. The problem isn’t new, but it is becoming both more important and more difficult to solve, and legacy tools are unable to adapt. Organizations of every size are struggling to find an easy way to understand the size and composition of their attack surface, let alone to try to identify and remediate any exposure.

Intrigue offers the industry’s most comprehensive view of an enterprise’s attack surface.  It is the only Attack Surface Management solution that fully enables organizations to map their assets, monitor their environment and mitigate ongoing risk. The company was founded in 2019 by Jonathan Cran, a former principal at Rapid7, Bugcrowd and Kenna Security, and architect of multiple leading security technologies, standards and frameworks.

Led by Jonathan Cran, Founder and CEO, Intrigue provides enterprise attack surface management solutions which actively map and monitor over 120,000 organizations and integrate with more than 250 data sources and security technologies to ensure customers achieve asset visibility and discovery of risk due to active software vulnerability and configuration error.  More than 2,500 organizations currently use Intrigue as their early warning system for information security.

The Intrigue Core open source software project includes a discovery engine for asset mapping, vulnerability and misconfiguration identification, and deep asset fingerprinting and analysis.