NightDragon Closes Growth Fund, at $750M

NightDragon team

NightDragon, a San Francisco, CA- and Palo Alto, CA-based investment and advisory firm, closed NightDragon Growth I, a new $750m venture capital fund.

The fund will invest in and advise late-stage and growth companies in the cybersecurity, safety, security and privacy industry.

Led by Founder and Managing Director Dave DeWalt, a long-time cybersecurity veteran and the former CEO of FireEye, McAfee and Documentum, joined by Managing Director Ken Gonzalez and Partner Morgan Kyauk, NightDragon is an investment and advisory firm focused on growth and late-stage investments within the cybersecurity, safety, security and privacy industries. Its team plans to use its industry expertise, network and government connections to close the gap between offense and defense amidst today’s threat landscape and invest in the companies that can solve this.  

NightDragon Growth I is part of the broader NightDragon Platform, which includes partnerships, people and programs at every stage of the startup journey from incubation to IPO and exit. This includes affiliations with incubators, early-stage investment firms, NightDragon Advisory, private equity companies, IPO experts and M&A firms. Partners in this platform include DataTribe, AllegisCyber Capital, Team8, YL Ventures and Momentum Cyber.

These partnerships add to a set of programs available exclusively to NightDragon portfolio companies under the NightDragon Network, including ND Talent, ND Government Services and ND Go-to-Market. These programs help give portfolio companies the expertise to expand into new markets, recruit new talent, grow internationally, align with leading technology, service provider and systems integrator partners and more. Partners include Carahsoft, Macnica, Cyber Future Foundation and the Athena Alliance.