Dasera Raises $6M in Seed Funding

Dasera, a Sunnyvale, Calif.-based data security company, raised $6m in seed funding.

The round, which brought total capital raised to date to $9m, was led by Sierra Ventures, with participation from Saama Capital, One Way Ventures, Sand Hill Angels, and security professionals and angels including Mark Weatherford and Andy Chou.

The company intends to use the funds to accelerate sales and product development to launch a new SaaS offering.

Co-founded by serial-entrepreneurs Ani Chaudhuri and Noah Johnson, Dasera enables safe use of sensitive data by automatically securing the full lifecycle of cloud data stores. Initially developed at UC Berkeley, the platform enables compliance and security teams to find, flag and fix vulnerabilities for data misuse across the data lifecycle. The solution features automated discovery, classification, and monitoring.