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Emily Leproust Of Twist Bioscience Named 2015 Global Thinker By Foreign Policy Magazine

Twist Bioscience, a company focused on synthetic DNA, today announced that its CEO, Emily Leproust, Ph.D., has been selected as one of Foreign Policy’s 100 Leading Global Thinkers of 2015 for fast-tracking the building blocks of life. Each year, Foreign Policy selects the leading Global Thinkers whose contributions and work have changed lives and are shaping the world.

ProtectWise Raises $20 Million In Series B

ProtectWise, provider of the industry’s first Cloud Network DVR for complete detection, visibility and response to enterprise threats, today announced it has closed its Series B round of funding of $20 million. In total, the company has raised more than $37 million dollars in venture capital funding since May 2013. The new funding will be used to support the company’s continued growth, technology innovation and market expansion.

Paladin Achieves First Close On New Cyber Fund

Paladin Capital Group, a multi-stage private equity firm and a leading global cyber security investor, is pleased to announce it has completed an initial close of its new Cyber Fund. The initial closing included commitments from sovereign wealth, institutional, and high net worth investors from Europe, United States, and the Middle East. In addition, Paladin announces the promotions of Christopher Steed to Managing Director, Mourad Yesayan to Principal, Gibb Witham to Vice President, and Tom Clute to Associate.

PhishMe Named to Inc. 5000 List of Fastest Growing Private Companies; Identified as a Top 10 Security Company

PhishMe® Inc., the leading provider of phishing threat management solutions that empower employees to be a layer of human security sensors against phishing, malware, and drive-by attacks, today announced that Inc. Magazine has named it one of the 2015 Top 5000 Fastest-Growing Private Companies in the U.S. PhishMe ranked in the 89th percentile of all companies evaluated. Among security companies, it ranked in the top 10 nationwide and No. 2 in the State of Virginia.

Blue Coat Acquires Perspecsys to Effectively Make Public Cloud Applications Private

Blue Coat Systems, Inc., a market leader in enterprise security, today announced it has acquired Perspecsys, Inc., a leader in enterprise cloud data protection solutions. With this acquisition, Blue Coat significantly expands its cloud security offerings while enhancing the industry’s most robust hybrid cloud portfolio.

Twist Bioscience Raises $37 Million In Oversubscribed Series C Financing

Twist Bioscience, a company focused on synthetic DNA, today announced the completion of a $37 million Series C financing. Led by Illumina, Inc., participants in the round include new investors Fidelity Management and Research Company and Foresite Capital Management LLC, as well as all existing investors including Nick and Joby Pritzker (through their family’s firm Tao Invest), ARCH Venture Partners, Paladin Capital Group, Yuri Milner, and additional strategic corporate and venture investors.

PhishMe Unveils New Security Solution for Enhanced Visibility into Targeted Phishing Attacks

PhishMe® Inc., the leading provider of phishing threat management solutions that empower employees to be a layer of human security sensors against phishing, malware, and drive-by attacks, today introduces PhishMe Triage, a new product offering that gives incident responders the analytics and visibility into email-based attacks occurring against their organizations in near real-time.

ProtectWise Emerges from Stealth with More than $17 Million in Funding to Launch World’s First Cloud Network DVR for Enterprise Security

ProtectWise exits stealth today to launch a breakthrough cloud-based architecture poised to change the landscape of enterprise network security. ProtectWise leverages cloud economies of scale to deliver a subscription-based service that eliminates blind spots in threat detection, ends alarm fatigue by identifying and prioritizing network threats, and delivers faster and more effective incident response.

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