Development of Cloud Security Technologies
CEO & Co-Founder
View ProfileAvi Shua
CPO & Co-Founder
About Orca Security
Orca Security was founded in 2019 by eight co-founders, including Avi Shua (CEO) and Gil Geron (CPO). Orca has developed a unique patented SideScanning technology that is able to achieve full and fast coverage within minutes, without the need for any complex implementation. It is precisely this technology that makes Orca stand out from the crowd; the cyber solutions competitors on the market most require lengthy implementation projects, which span the duration of months or even years. In addition, Orca lightens the workload for IT security managers by building a graph of their organization’s cloud environment and prioritizing the few critical alerts out of thousands (and sometimes tens of thousands) of existing alerts.
Orca boasts offices in Israel, Portland, London, and more. The company is continuing to expand their global footprint through their global affiliates program. Orca has recorded an 800% growth in revenues over the past years, its clientele includes: Databricks, Robinhood, Autodesk, NCR, Duolingo, Unity Technologies, and Druva, and cyber companies including: BeyondTrust, Hunters, Very Good Security, BigID and more.
Orca Security completed a fundraising round of $550 million, and is currently valued at $1.8 billion. This fundraising round was an expansion of its Series C round which was announced earlier last year, where $210 million was raised in March. To date, Orca has raised $640 million, $605 million of which was raised within less than a year. The Series C round was led Temasek, Singapore’s government investment fund, and one of the world’s largest investors, with a portfolio of over $300 billion, have demonstrated extraordinary returns – averaging at 14% annually over the past 40 years.
Other investors who participated in this round were Alphabet’s (Google) CapitalG Fund, Splunk Ventures, SAIC, GGV Capital, Stripes, Redpoint Ventures (who are investing in the company for the third time), ICONIQ Growth and Silicon Valley CISO Investments, a group of 50 CISO’s investing as angels who use their unmatched industry expertise to drive success.
Orca Security has more than 400 employees, almost 200 of them based in Israel. Despite their dramatic growth in revenues and manpower over the past two years, Orca has managed to maintain their familial and intimate work atmosphere across the whole company. This atmosphere is created, among other things, through the weekly updates that the employees receive about Orca’s progress. Great importance is also placed upon the employees’ welfare, as is evident when looking at their benefits: such as an in-house chef, sous vide lunches every Sunday (with vegan options), functional workouts, Yoga classes twice a week and weekly basketball and soccer games. Orca also hosts a happy hour event every Thursday, each with its own theme. The employees also enjoy company trips, vacations and more. In May, Orca took its employees from around the world to a week long “One Love One Pod” trip to Jamaica.
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