Kusari Secures $8M in Funding to Develop Transparent Software Supply Chain Security

Kusari, a software supply chain security startup, announced it raised $8 million through combined investments in pre-seed and seed round funding, empowering the company to increase transparency within the software supply chain.

The Seed Round was led by J2 Ventures and co-led by Glasswing Ventures with participation from Unusual Ventures, which previously invested $2 million in pre-seed funding.

Kusari will use the funding to accelerate and build on its continued momentum in developing software supply chain security solutions that enable organizations to achieve actionable insights, reduce incident response costs, and relieve the burden on security and developer teams.

Kusari was established in June 2022 to address the lack of transparency within the software supply chain and development lifecycle, which can lead to costly security vulnerabilities.

Transparency into the software supply chain will allow organizations to identify potential weak points and resolve issues faster, helping them maintain trust with partners and minimize risk.

Kusari’s founders, Tim MillerMichael Lieberman, and Parth Patel, are seasoned navigators of software supply chains with experience leading supply chain security and cloud engineering at Citi, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG), Bridgewater Associates, and Raytheon.

They have dealt with the complicated problem of securing software delivery while enabling developer productivity within highly regulated, security-conscious environments, according to the company.

The founding team provides technical leadership and guidance in the Open Source Security Foundation (OpenSSF), which brings together the industry's most important open source security initiatives and the individuals and companies that support them

“Identifying where vulnerabilities lie in your software supply chain is complex and time-consuming. With the ever-increasing number of vulnerable packages discovered each year, organizations need a single source of truth about their code,” said Miller. “Kusari will be that source of end-to-end transparency and will bring about insights for users to drive more secure outcomes for their organizations. Our focus is on helping users solve their very real security problems.”

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