Cerbos Raises $3.5M in Seed Funding

Emre Baran and Charith Ellawala – Photo: Dan Taylor

Cerbos, a London, UK-based new open source software startup enabling tech scaleups and other companies to manage user permissions efficiently, raised $3.5m in seed funding.

The round was was led by Crane with participation from Earlybird Digital East, Seedcamp, 8-Bit Capital, Connect Ventures, OSS Capital, Acequia Capital, HelloWorld, Tiny, and angel investors including Guillaume Pousaz, Paul Forster, Mike Stoppelman, Jeff Trudeau, Chris Barchak, and Pete Koomen.

Founded by serial entrepreneur Emre Baran and Charith Ellawala, whose former AI e-commerce business was acquired by Coveo, Cerbos makes the laborious task of managing software user permissions more streamlined. In an increased regulation environment, the platform helps companies save time and costs associated with growing compliance needs from regulation such as GDPR, SOC2, and ISO-27001. This is largely needed by developers and software engineers, as well as compliance officers, product managers as well as chief information and security officers.

The company works with companies that are building software, such as high-growth technology companies, software agencies, and large enterprises.