Israeli cybersec startup Aoroto gets picked up by Microsoft for $200M
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The company only officially launched their solution in January of this year, along with a $10M funding round. Though it’s a predictive security platform, it probably could have never seen an exit of this size coming so fast.

Geektime has confirmed with inside sources that Aorato, the Israeli cyber security startup using threat prediction algorithms to head off cyber attacks against large organizations in advance of an assault, has been acquired by Microsoft for a very respectable $200M.

It’s no $1B Trusteer sized exit but considering these guys launched in January of this year, I don’t think any of the investors are complaining and from Microsoft’s perspective, they got away with landing a top quality solution on the cheap.

About these investors, they include Glilot Capital Partners, Accel Partners, Innovation Endeavors, Rakesh K. Loonkar and Mickey Boodaei. Congratulations are in order but the big winners walking away from the deal will be the three founders themselves.

Idan Plotnik, Michael Dolinsky and Ohad Plotnik who, founded the company back in 2011 have reportedly kept upwards of a 30% equal controlling share along with a some of the other investors.

Does this look normal to you?

Aorato’s solution runs unobtrusively in the background of an organization’s network, gleaning information from all devices that connect with it and studying user behavior patterns. These patterns are able to afford the solution the ability to know when things are running smoothly on a network and when there’s an anomaly that warrants checking out, and possibly real-time intervention.

The company only officially launched their solution back in January of this year along with a $10M funding round in its sails as it set off to market, but it’s likely the predictive security platform never saw an exit of this size coming this fast.

 

 

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Avi Schneider

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Global editor and writer for Geektime, author of the book ‘How To Fight For Your Goals: Social Combat Theory’ and the SocialCombatMedia.wordpress blog, founder of Cluboom and former senior writer for Blonde 2.0. Schneider is an orthodox Jew, husband, father, martial artist, writer, speaker – overall Jack of all trades and a master of jack (but working on it).

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