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 Jacksonville-based Start Left Security announces oversubscribed seed round (Courtesy of INNO Jax) — Jacksonville-based Start Left Security has closed an oversubscribed $3 million seed financing round, the company said

The cybersecurity software developer’s seed financing was led by firms that specialize in cybersecurity, data analytics and artificial intelligence, including Gula Tech Adventures, Lytical Ventures and Dasein Capital, with the support of DeepWork Capital, Florida Opportunity Fund and Bootleg Advisors. 

“This funding will enable us to enhance our offerings of enabling software-driven organizations to improve visibility, better manage vulnerabilities, and enforce controls. We are excited to further our mission to improving application security by empowering people across Development, Security, CloudOps, and GRC to better manage risk at the speed of innovation,” said Jeremy Vaughan, CEO and founder of Start Left Security (pictured above). “We are thrilled to have such strong support from some of the most notable cybersecurity venture capitalists and industry experts.”

The funding will be used to accelerate the company’s go-to-market efforts and research and development investments for Start Left Security’s Tauruseer platform, build more risk insights and threat predictions into their SPACE Behavioral Analytics, which uses behavior-based threat identification, and unify a unique approach to protecting cloud-native applications, the company said in a statement.

“Start Left Security’s Tauruseer platform enables development teams to ship applications without vulnerabilities,” CEO of Gula Tech Adventures Ron Gula said. “We are investing because the platform mitigates vulnerabilities and security weaknesses inherited from many sources such as the software supply chain and malicious insiders, in a highly effective and unique approach we’ve not seen available previously.”

Because of the complexity of cyber security in the modern era, Start Left said it created a product that differentiates itself from other solutions by providing a holistic and comprehensive approach to scaling application security programs, offering end-to-end coverage on product team and centralizing management and compliance reporting. 

Start Left Security was founded in 2019 and was formerly known as Tauruseer before rebranding earlier this month.