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Global plastic waste has more than doubled, and 40 percent of that waste comes from packaging. Luckily there are no shortage of sustainable packaging startups in Europe. Just take a look: Circleback (Germany), Recup (Germany), Sourceful (UK), one • five (Germany), Shellworks (UK), Woola (Estonia), …

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Security-as-code startup Jit comes out of stealth with $38.5M in seed funding

Jit, a startup that helps developers automate product security by codifying their security plans and workflows as code that can then be managed in a code repository like GitHub, today announced that it has raised a $38.5 million seed round led by boldstart ventures, with Insight Partners, Tiger Glo…

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Google Cloud opens a new region in Texas

Google Cloud today announced the launch of its new cloud region in Dallas, Texas, as it continues to expand its data center footprint around the world. The new region marks the company’s 11th region in North America. Globally, the company now offers 34 regions, all of which feature three zone…

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Microsoft disrupts Iran-linked hackers targeting organizations in Israel

Microsoft said on Thursday that it has successfully “identified and disabled” a previously unreported Lebanon-based hacking group that it believes is working with Iranian intelligence.  The hacking group, tracked by the Microsoft Threat Intelligence Center (MSTIC) as “Polonium,” targete…

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A venture firm gets rewarded for selling at the market top

It used to be that venture capitalists couldn’t sell their stake in a portfolio company before it sold or went public without raising questions about the outfit’s prospects. As startups began staying private longer, VCs and management teams grew more comfortable with selling some of the…

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Hetz Ventures closes third fund of $123M to focus on DevOps tools, Open Source, Fintech and Cyber

Hetz Ventures, a seed-stage VC out of Israel launched in 2018, has closed its third fund of $123 million. The new (described as ‘over-subscribed’) fund, Hetz III, brings the firm’s total assets under management to nearly $300M. Focusing on seed and pre-seed investments, Hetz has previou…

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DoControl raises $30M for no-code security tools for cloud app log-ins

Cloud security is one of the big drivers among enterprises making IT investments this year, according to a recent report from Gartner, which estimated that some $4.4 trillion in IT spend overall in 2022. Today, a startup called DoControl, which is building what it describes “no code” so…

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Silverfort nabs $65M with a ‘holistic’ approach to protecting ID management across IT silos and legacy systems

Identity management is at the heart of how a lot of organizations aim to keep their systems secure, but that leaves a big question unanswered: how secure is the identity management system overall, and what about all the gaps that are not covered? Today a startup called Silverfort, which has built w…

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Coro secures $60M at ~$500M valuation for an all-in, SaaS-based cyber protection platform aimed at SMBs

Enterprises typically dedicate significant money and talent towards protecting themselves from security breaches. That leaves a wide opportunity for cybersecurity specialists to build tools aimed at smaller organizations that still face the same security issues — and as some have argued, perh…

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WeWork India exposed visitors’ personal information and selfies

Visitor names, email addresses, phone numbers, and selfies were exposed to the internet.

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TikTok says ‘Project Texas’ will bolster security for U.S. users in wake of China data access concerns

Over the weekend, TikTok wrote to Republican Senators to assure them that it’s working on a program called “Project Texas” to bolster data security for U.S.-based users. This was in response to the Senators’ letter to the company dated June 27 that questioned its data access…

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