Vento’s investment boost accompanied by senior hire and growth into new Barcelona headquarters
14 February 2018 – Barcelona, Spain – Blueliv, Europe’s leading provider of enterprise-class cyberthreat intelligence solutions, today announced it has raised €4 million in Series A funding, made a senior appointment and relocated its Barcelona headquarters to help capitalize on growing customer demand worldwide. Joining existing investors Telefónica and Kibo Ventures, the Vento-led investment will be used in part to accelerate Blueliv’s international growth and develop its new channel-exclusive strategy. The funding milestone will further strengthen Blueliv’s dynamic cyberthreat intelligence proposition with new IoT/OT products, helping organizations reduce their risk and accelerate decision-making.
Luis Navarrete, CIO, and Head of ICT Strategy at Agbar Group (Vento) has been appointed to Blueliv’s Board of Directors to provide non-executive support. He said: “There is a growing emphasis on cyberthreat intelligence across all sectors, as organizations wake up to the fact that if they’re holding valuable data, they’re at risk of attack. Blueliv is at the heart of this fight against cybercrime, and the investment will both contribute to the development of its unique modular technology, as well as its commercial expansion into new markets and industries.”
Daniel Solís, founder, and CEO, Blueliv, said: “This funding event is a milestone for Blueliv, and the investment support from Vento, along with our existing partners Telefónica and Kibo Ventures, is facilitating a new phase of development for us. We have taken great pleasure in outgrowing our old offices and moving to a new headquarters for 2018, expanding our footprint and business with new management-level hires and new talent to drive growth in Europe and beyond.”
The new investments, new appointment, and new headquarters are helping Blueliv develop its own business whilst continuing to contribute to the thriving tech and innovation scene in Barcelona.
The company has also appointed Andy Chandler to the new post of Senior Vice President, tasked with expanding and leading commercial team’s activities. His twenty-five years’ in the technology sector will help drive Blueliv’s rapidly growing international business.
Blueliv is leading a new wave of proactive, real-time threat monitoring that protects organizations from the outside in, radically reducing attack success rates and improving incident response performance through fresh, actionable intelligence. The in-house team is bolstered by the Blueliv Threat Exchange Network, a global community of thousands of security experts united in the fight against cybercrime.
Vento (Venture Opportunities) was born with the aim of supporting companies with a turnover above € 0.5M to provide financing, experience and market intelligence to boost their growth. Vento is part of the strategy of innovation and support for entrepreneurship of Aqualogy/Suez Advanced Solutions (Agbar Group). By contributing intelligent capital, it aims to promote the expansion and internationalization of SMEs. Vento takes minority stakes in the early stages of companies with high growth potential, investing between €0.5 and €5M per company. Vento, funded by Aqualogy/Suez Advanced Solutions and CDTI was created with the aim of becoming the reference investor for innovative projects in water, environment and smart cities.
Blueliv is a leading cyber threat intelligence provider with a world-class in-house Labs team. We scour the web, the deep web and the dark internet to deliver fresh, automated and actionable threat intelligence to organizations across multiple industries to protect their networks from the outside in. Our scalable cloud-based platform turns global threat data into sophisticated and relevant intelligence, enabling organizations to save time and resource by improving their incident response performance and empowering their Security teams with real-time intelligence. Quantify and qualify malicious attack vectors with our plug and play MRTI feed; delivered in STIX/TAXII standard, integration is easy. The Blueliv Threat Exchange Network is a strong collaborative community of security researchers and malware analysts. We want you to be a part of it – join community.blueliv.com. Blueliv is a Gartner Cool Vendor 2015 and Go-Ignite winner 2016.
Ludovic Pivetal, Marketing Director, Blueliv
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Josh Hoppen, Communications lead, Blueliv
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