Nozomi Networks Inc., the global leader in OT and IoT security, announced today a $100 million pre-IPO funding round to help the company accelerate its expansion and extend its market leadership. The Series-D round, led by Triangle Peak Partners, also includes investments from a large stable of equipment, security, service provider and go-to-market companies including: Forward Investments, Honeywell Ventures, In-Q-Tel, Keysight Technologies, Porsche Ventures and Telefónica Ventures.
“As we began the fund-raising process, many of the largest ecosystem partners in the world along with our customers recognized Nozomi Networks as the industry leader and requested the opportunity to invest in the company. It’s the ultimate endorsement when not only a prestigious firm such as Triangle Peak Partners leads the investment, but customers and partners embrace Nozomi Networks and further validate our market leadership,” said Edgard Capdevielle, President and CEO of Nozomi Networks.
This latest investment will be used to help the company scale its product development activities as well as its global go-to-market strategy. Nozomi Networks will increase its sales, marketing, partner enablement activities and improve its solutions to solve emerging issues in the visibility and security markets for both operational technology (OT) and the internet of things (IoT). The demand for Nozomi Networks solutions is great with ransomware and malware attacks on enterprises and key infrastructure at an all-time high.
“With the OT and IoT security market on the verge of explosive growth, Nozomi Networks has not only risen to the top but is strongly positioned to continue to outpace the market. The company’s consistently strong performance in combination with an impressive R&D model and its ability to scale quickly set itself apart. We’re excited to be a part of Nozomi Networks’ future,” said Dain F. DeGroff, Co-founding Partner and President, Triangle Peak Partners.
Supporting Investor Quotes
“With the constant rise of cyber threats facing asset owners around the world, including critical infrastructure, customers are looking for better and more efficient ways to protect operating environments and reduce cybersecurity risk. As a partner of Nozomi Networks, we have seen first-hand the momentum it has, the value it delivers to customers and the opportunity we have for continued growth. Our investment reinforces the importance of our relationship with Nozomi Networks, and it will strengthen our ability to deliver a robust OT cybersecurity portfolio, supported by Honeywell’s global professional and managed security services,” said Que Dallara, President and CEO, Honeywell Connected Enterprise.
“Digitalization is changing and disrupting entire industries, including the automotive sector. Cybersecurity is playing a crucial and growing role for all companies and their internal processes and production facilities as cyber-attacks have become a serious threat. This investment fuels advancements in precision OT and IoT Security as Nozomi Networks’ technology ensures optimal data security and network monitoring. We are excited to strengthen our partnership with Nozomi Networks to improve the security within the supply chain of important industries,” said Stephan Baral, Head of Porsche Ventures Region US.
“We are very happy to be an investor in Nozomi. They have been a fantastic partner to work with through the course of our strategic engagement. Nozomi Networks’ use of machine learning enables them to provide advanced device identification, behavioral analysis, and anomaly detection capabilities through passive monitoring of IoT and OT networks. This level of visibility is essential for protecting critical infrastructure devices and networks. Their solution is designed to support distributed network architectures and integration with a broad range of security products, making it well suited for deployment into the challenging and diverse operating environments of the U.S. intelligence and defense communities,” said Brinda Jadeja, Senior Partner, Investments, In-Q-Tel.
“Over the course of our long-term partnership with Nozomi Networks we’ve continued to be impressed by their expertise in OT and IoT security. The joint network visibility and security solutions we have built together over the past several years are more of an operational imperative than ever, and this investment exemplifies our commitment to the industrial security market,” said Scott Westlake, Vice President Business Development, Keysight Technologies.
“Our investment in Nozomi Networks is arguably one of the most critical investments in Telefónica’s commitment to cybersecurity for the industrial environments that are facing a barrage of constantly evolving threats. Monitoring and threat detection systems are critically important in helping minimize risks and maintain operational resilience. The high-quality and highly scalable AI-based technology developed by Nozomi Networks is essential for our industrial customers. For us, Nozomi Networks is a trusted ally in this important fight,” said Guenia Gawendo, Managing Director of Telefónica Ventures.
“In line with Dubai’s visionary leadership’s drive towards building the smartest city in the world and a global leader in innovation, safety and security, our investment in Nozomi Networks showcases our commitment to a global OT security firm that targets utilities. Nozomi Networks helps clients fulfill their vision to deliver digital utilities using autonomous systems for renewable energy, storage, and expansion in artificial intelligence (AI) adoption by providing digital services. Given escalating cyber risks to ICS and control networks, advanced monitoring and threat detection systems play an increasingly critical role. It seems fitting that the ground-breaking investment for Forward Investments is with Nozomi Networks the company that pioneered and continues to innovate the way we secure the modernization of critical industrial infrastructure in the region and around the globe,” said H.E. Saeed Al Tayer, Chairman of Forward Investments.