Eyris Raises $3M in Pre-Seed Funding


Eyris, a McLean, VA-based digital infrastructure platform created to provide cybersecurity, secure communications, and data protection, raised $3m in pre seed funding.

Red Cell Partners, an incubation firm building rapidly scalable, technology-led companies that are bringing advancements to market in national security, cyber, made the investment.

The funding allows Eyris to start a pilot program with the DoD and extend its services to other federal agencies in the near future.

co-founded by Kevin Keaton, a U.S. Army veteran and former Chief of Innovation for the National Security Agency (NSA), and Grant Verstandig, Red Cell Founder, Chairman, and CEO, Eyris offers a suite of blockchain technologies that provide advanced security solutions and mitigation from ransomware for the Department of Defense (DoD), Intelligence Community, and the private sector. Since Eyris is cloud- and encryption-agnostic, it can work with various cloud providers and encryption methods, tailoring its solutions to customer needs.

Eyris’ technology integrates with existing applications such as Outlook and Slack, making communications more resilient and secure.

Eyris, which emerged out of stealth in 2023, is the first company to publicly launch under Red Cell’s newly formed Cyber Practice, which was established to drive innovation and strengthen cybersecurity and resiliency for government and commercial clients. The practice is led by George Barnes, the former Deputy Director of the NSA, and colleague of Keaton.