Axonius co-founders Avidor Bartov (left), Dean Sysman, and Ofri Shur. Photo: Axonius

Cybersecurity startup Axonius raises $200 million at $2.6 billion valuation

The Israeli company said it could be ready for an initial public offering within two years

Axonius has raised $200 million from investors led by venture capital firm Accel at a valuation of $2.6 billion, in what the cybersecurity startup says could be its last funding before a public listing.
The latest financing comes about a year after Axonius raised $100 million at a valuation of $1.2 billion. Silver Lake Partners and existing investors Bessemer Venture Partners also participated in the latest round.
In an interview with Reuters, Axonius Chief Executive Dean Sysman said the company could be ready for an initial public offering within two years, but declined to share an exact time frame.
“The reason we did this funding round was more than anything starting to execute as a future public company and bringing on board to the cap table the investors that see things that way and help us to transform on that milestone,” said Sysman, who co-founded the company in 2017.
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Axonius co-founders Avidor Bartov (left), Dean Sysman, and Ofri Shur. Photo: Axonius
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New York-based Axonius provides a cybersecurity asset management platform that helps companies analyze information technology assets, from devices to services, to identify potential security risks.
As companies across the world switched to remote working during the pandemic, they ramped up spending on cybersecurity solutions, benefiting companies like Axonius.

Axonius said its annual recurring revenue, a closely watched metric for enterprise software companies, has tripled in the past three consecutive years, as more companies started using its cybersecurity offerings.
Its prominent clients include Schneider Electric and Anheuser-Busch InBev.
The company, which was founded by Dean Sysman (CEO), Ofri Shur (CTO), and Avidor Bartov (Chief Architect), has raised $395 million to date. By integrating with over 200 information security and management solutions, Axonius' platform can be deployed in minutes, giving customers a reliable and comprehensive picture of their assets and devices, discovering information security gaps, and automatically validating and enforcing the organization's information security policies.