oak9 Raises $5.9M in Funding


oak9, a Chicago IL-based infrastructure as code security platform provider, raised $5.9M in funding.

The round was led by Menlo Ventures, with participation from Hyde Park Angels and Uncorrelated Ventures. As part of the investment, Venky Ganesan, Partner at Menlo Ventures, will join oak9’s board of directors along with Tim Tully, formerly CTO at Splunk and now Partner at Menlo Ventures.

The company intends to use the capital to continue to invest in R&D, further define the IaC security landscape, and acquire additional customers.

Led by Raj Datta, CEO, oak9 provides a platform that accelerates the delivery of cloud-native applications while providing comprehensive security. It integrates into the software development lifecycle, analyzes infrastructure as code, and builds in security based on a holistic and comprehensive view of its architecture and components in their broader context. The platform, built for developers, integrates into the development pipeline, analyzes infrastructure as code, and builds security into cloud-native applications so they are secure and compliant by design.