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Announcing Our Series A!

I co-founded Strike Graph with Brian Bero in the Spring of 2020. We saw the need for a simpler, customer-centric security compliance solution that could be flexible enough to apply to all customers and any framework. To achieve this we invented an ontological structure for compliance information that could be implemented in a wide variety of industries and for multiple standards.

Today, we are thrilled to announce that the exponential growth of customers over the last 12 months has allowed Strike Graph to raise $8 million for our Series A, led by Information Venture Partners. The round was joined by all of our seed round investors including Madrona Venture Group, Amplify.LA, Revolution’s Rise of the Rest Seed Fund, and Green D Ventures. We are grateful to this team of exceptional business leaders and investors for their thoughtful guidance and dedicated support. We chose these partners who are imperative to our continued success in helping us expand to the next generation of leaders in B2B FinTech and Enterprise SaaS.

Our mission at Strike Graph is to demystify IT and cyber frameworks and practices so that organizations of any size, from startup to enterprise, can accomplish a successful certification or audit. To date, 100% of our customers have passed with clean audits. Our customers utilize Strike Graph to create the trust necessary to win deals without lengthy security reviews - ultimately resulting in more revenue potential. 

Our technology is intentionally designed for non-compliance experts to utilize our risk-based approach to “right-sizing” security practices so that the organization can focus its energies on revenue-generating activities. Automated framework mapping and AI-powered tools like our security questionnaire response engine make it easy to streamline workflows resulting in more efficient cybersecurity efforts. We also believe collecting evidence shouldn’t be an ongoing burden which is why we’re rolling out hundreds of new integrations to your everyday business systems.

With our new funds, we will build on our momentum by bringing on more staff (we’re actively hiring! Visit www.strikegraph.com/careers) to build and execute on the addition of new frameworks, to expand the use of AI in testing control activity, to further refine the customer experience 

I am honored to lead our incredible Strike Graph team and would like to thank our investors and customers for their support. We look forward to embarking on this next chapter as we simplify security certifications like SOC 2, HIPAA, and ISO 27001 to achieve trust and move deals. Our platform and expertise are uniquely developed to serve businesses, from startup to enterprise and AI Technology to Health Technology, so they have the right set of tools for an efficient and effective compliance program.

 

Find out how Strike Graph can be your partner in building trust. Get started on your compliance journey today!

Justin Beals
Justin is the Co-Founder & CEO of Strike Graph, a security compliance company, which he incubated at Madrona Venture Labs in early 2020. As a serial entrepreneur with expertise in AI, cybersecurity and governance, he started Strike Graph to eliminate the confusion related to cybersecurity audit and certification processes. He likes making arcane cybersecurity standards plain and simple to achieve. As the CEO, Justin organizes strategic innovations at the crossroads of cybersecurity and compliance and focuses on helping customers get outsized value from Strike Graph. He also sets a foundational culture of employee growth. Based in Seattle, he previously served as the CTO of NextStep and Koru, which won the 2018 Most Impactful Startup award from Wharton People Analytics. Justin is a board member for the Ada Developers Academy. He is the creator of the Training, Tracking & Placement System US Patent and the author of “Aligning curriculum and evidencing learning effectiveness using semantic mapping of learning assets,” which was published in the International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning (iJet). Justin earned a BA in English and Theater from Fort Lewis College. https://www.linkedin.com/in/jubeals/

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