NightDragon, a dedicated cybersecurity, safety, security, and privacy investment company, announced that it has entered into a partnership agreement with Macnica Networks, Japan’s largest distribution firm and a global technology solutions distribution company, to expand the reach of its portfolio companies in Japan.

Macnica Networks, a subsidiary of the Macnica Group, is a value-added distributor specializing in getting new latest technology to the Japanese market. Macnica Networks has a track record of accelerating net new growth for well-known technology startups in Japan and the Asia-Pacific area. It has seen great success in the cybersecurity sector, notably assisting market leaders such as FireEye, CrowdStrike, and Exabeam in launching their Japanese operations.

Macnica Networks will distribute the products of NightDragon’s portfolio firms in Japan as part of this cooperation, giving its clients access to cutting-edge cybersecurity technologies.

“The demand for cybersecurity, safety, security and privacy technologies is greater than ever before against a rapidly evolving threat landscape,” said Jun Ikeda, President, Macnica Networks. “NightDragon is unparalleled in its ability to recognize today’s market-leading and innovative products and we are proud to partner to make these technologies available to our customers and serve as a foundation for future go-to-market growth in the region,”

“NightDragon is committed to being a true venture partner to our portfolio companies, not only providing capital but also supporting their go-to-market growth needs to help them reach their maximum potential,” said Dave DeWalt, Founder and Managing Director, NightDragon. “By aligning ourselves with a global distribution leader like Macnica Networks, we are making it easier than ever for our portfolio companies to grow into new markets and achieve new levels of success.”

NightDragon plans to structure more partnerships as part of its newly formalised NightDragon Network, an exclusive community with partnerships and networking opportunities for its portfolio firms and executive leadership, to accelerate go-to-market and facilitate business operations for its companies around the world.