Salesforce Ventures, Blackstone, and Aglaé Join Team Wiz!
Last week Wiz closed its Series B, which we had previously announced in March, with an additional $120 million investment from Salesforce Ventures and Blackstone with participation from Aglaé Ventures.
Last week we closed our Series B, which we had previously announced in March, with an additional $120 million investment from Salesforce Ventures and Blackstone with participation from Aglaé Ventures. It’s an enormous vote of confidence and testament to our momentum: Just a year after inception, Wiz has already been adopted by 10% of the Fortune 500 and many of the world’s fastest-growing businesses.
Our new partners
As one of the world’s largest cloud software providers, Salesforce understands the security required to leverage it as well as anyone. It’s a company I’ve admired for years. They’re a shining example not just of cloud done right, but business done right – always investing in their customers, their employees, and their communities.
Nowi Kallen of Salesforce Ventures said, “We're excited to partner with Wiz and join them on their growth journey. Wiz is helping to create safe cloud environments where innovation can thrive, a critical component as companies continue to embrace accelerated digital transformation."
Blackstone is another natural partner for Wiz. Adam Fletcher, Blackstone Managing Director and CISO, was one of our early customers, so when the opportunity to invest arose it felt like the perfect extension of a partnership that already existed.
Vishal Amin of Blackstone said, “Cloud exposure is one of the biggest cybersecurity risks many companies face. As a Wiz customer, we've seen firsthand how their cutting-edge tech helps fill this critical gap.”
Perhaps better than anyone in the world, Bernard Arnault knows the value of a premium brand. Miyuki Matsumoto of Aglaé Ventures, Groupe Arnault’s venture arm, said, “The Wiz team has a unique blend of technical and commercial expertise. They are building a product that is easy to deploy and highly scalable for leading security teams navigating the complexities of today’s environment. We could not be more excited to partner with them.”
Our calling is to help the world build safe cloud environments because that’s where creativity and innovation can flourish. We’re excited to welcome investors with such a deep understanding of that mission. The level of our strategic investors is second to none – along with our people and our technology, it’s a winning formula.
Come join us
The most important part of Wiz - what investors are really investing in - is our people. And our team is growing fast! We’ve got open positions in every department. Work from Wiz remotely from anywhere in the world, or in person in one of our offices. If you want to be part of what we’re doing, check out https://www.wiz.io/careers.
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