Upwind Security raises $50 million

Founded just 11 months ago, Israeli startup Upwind Security announced that it has raised an additional $50 million in funding, bringing its total capital to $80 million.

Upwind was founded by Amiram Shachar and his co-founders from Spot.io, a company which sold to NetApp for $450 million. Their new venture has caught the attention of heavyweight cybersecurity investors including Greylock, Cyberstarts, Leaders Fund, Craft Ventures, Cerca Partners, as well as sports-world financiers Sheva and Penny Jar—VC funds founded by former Israeli basketball player Omri Casspi and NBA superstar Steph Curry, respectively.

Rather than relying on static snapshots of data, Upwind leverages runtime data to secure cloud environments. This gives security teams unprecedented real-time context and visibility into every aspect of their cloud infrastructure and applications.