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Elevate Security announces $8M Series A to alter employee security behavior

It’s well understood that many network breaches begin with phishing emails designed to trick users into giving hackers their credentials. They don’t even have to work to find a vulnerability, they can just waltz in the front door. Elevate Security, a San Francisco startup, wants to change that by helping employees understand phishing attacks better using…

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Elevate Security rakes in Series A

Elevate Security has raised $8 million in Series A funding. Defy Partners led the round with participation from return backer Costanoa Ventures. Based in Berkeley, California and Montreal, Elevate Security is a security behavior platform provider.

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The Funded: 4 Bay Area startups raise $118M at start of holiday week

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Defy leads $9 mln Series A in tax advisory Visor

San Francisco-based Visor, provider of an online tech-enabled tax advisory service, announced it raised $9 million in Series A funding. Defy led the round, which included Unusual Ventures, SVB Capital and existing investors. The company, founded in 2016, has now raised $15.5 million to date. As part of the latest round, Neil Sequeira, managing partner and co-founder of Defy, has joined the…

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Pitching a $99 tax advisory service for the masses, Visor has raised $9 million

The $9 million Visor raised came from the venture capital firm Defy, with participation from Unusual Ventures, SVB Capital and existing investors like Obvious Ventures, Fika Ventures and Boxgroup, which had put a previous $6.5 million into the company.

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