Permiso.io, a Palo Alto-based startup, has announced a $10 million seed funding round with participation from leading institutional investors and angels. The round was led by Point72 Ventures and included Foundation Capital, Work-Bench, 11.2 Capital, Rain Capital, as well as numerous security industry leaders such as: Jason Chan, former VP of Information Security at Netflix; Talha Tariq, Chief Security Officer at Hashicorp; Travis McPeak, Head of Product Security at Databricks; Tyler Shields, CMO at JupiterOne; and Brandon Dixon, Founder of PassiveTotal.
With the $10 million seed round, Permiso aims to continue scaling its engineering team, expanding its current customer footprint, and building partnerships.
Additionally, Sebastian Goodwin, CISO at Nutanix; Alek Armani, CISO at Sentry.io, Julien Soriano, CISO at Box; Caleb Sima, CSO at Robinhood, and Tim Byrd, CISO at TIAA have joined Permiso in advisory roles.
Permiso Security claims to bring the first of its kind in cloud identity detection and response for your public cloud infrastructure. The company is founded by Co-CEOs Paul Nguyen and Jason Martin, CTO Stephen Demjanenko, and VP of Engineering Phani Modali.
Prior to founding Permiso, Nguyen was SVP of Product Strategy and Product Management, and Martin was the EVP of Global Engineering and Security Products at FireEye. They each joined FireEye separately via acquisitions of their previous companies, Invotas and Secure DNA. Demjanenko and Modali held senior engineering and product leadership roles at Meraki and FireEye respectively.