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Investments

42

Portfolio Exits

7

Funds

2

About Evolution Equity Partners

Evolution Equity Partners is a growth stage international investor leveraging deep sector expertise to help exceptional entrepreneurs develop market leading companies with global reach. Based in New York City and Zurich, Evolution invests primarily in the US & Europe and assists portfolio companies to expand in new markets. Segments where Evolution invests include: Information Security, Enterprise Software & Solutions, and Consumer.

Evolution Equity Partners Headquarter Location

590 Madison Avenue 21st Floor

New York, New York, 10022,

United States

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Latest Evolution Equity Partners News

Pentera raises $150 million to grow its global operations and product line

Jan 13, 2022

Pentera raises $150 million to grow its global operations and product line Pentera announced it has raised $150 million in Series C funding led by K1 Investment Management, with participation from Evolution Equity Partners and Insight Partners. Additional investors include Awz Ventures, a Canadian-Israeli VC group, and Blackstone. The round brings Pentera’s valuation to $1 billion after only three years in the market since the debut of its automated penetration testing technology. The funding makes Pentera the highest-valued company in its category. With more than 400 enterprise customers, the recent funding allows Pentera to scale operations across all functions and regions, and grow its headcount from 150 to 300 employees by the end of 2022, on its journey to an IPO. “Pentera’s exponential growth has proven that enterprises are no longer willing to compromise for assumptions and simulations, but rather demand real-world validation of their security resilience against the latest cyber attacks,” said Amitai Ratzon, CEO, Pentera. “Pentera is excited for the partnership with K1 as they share our vision to achieve category leadership in security validation. We are especially grateful to our employees, customers, partners, and investors for sharing our passion for the revolution we bring to the cybersecurity world.” “Legacy vulnerability management platforms have given a false sense of security to the market,” said Christian Grant, Senior Vice President, K1 Investment Management. “Given the ever-changing threat landscape, constant and persistent testing is the only way to maintain a truly secure security posture. Pentera is the gold standard in the industry and we are thrilled to partner together for this next phase of growth.” “Security teams struggle with prioritizing and dealing with a growing number of common vulnerabilities and exposures (CVEs). Furthermore, legacy vulnerability management approaches often focus on vulnerabilities that have low likelihood of being compromised,” said Dr. Arik Liberzon, Co-Founder and CTO, Pentera. “Pentera’s agentless platform helps these teams pinpoint their real security gaps. Our customers can finally trust the effectiveness of their cybersecurity stack and prove to their CEOs and boards that they’re secured against cyber attacks.” Pentera will use the new funding to grow its global operations and product line, with the mission to empower every enterprise in every vertical to confidently reduce cyber risk and become attack ready. Recent additions to Pentera’s product portfolio include its RansomwareReady and Log4Shell validation modules. Daily Newsletter - E-mail sent every business day with a recap of the last 24 hours Weekly Newsletter - E-mail sent every Monday with a recap of the last 7 days (IN)SECURE Magazine - E-mail sent when a new issue is released

Evolution Equity Partners Investments

42 Investments

Evolution Equity Partners has made 42 investments. Their latest investment was in Defined.ai as part of their Unattributed VC on January 1, 2022.

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Evolution Equity Partners Investments Activity

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Date

Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

1/20/2022

Unattributed VC

Defined.ai

$15M

No

1

1/11/2022

Series C

Pentera

$150M

Yes

4

10/11/2021

Series C

Elliptic

$60M

Yes

24

9/27/2021

Series C

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$99M

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10

9/15/2021

Series A

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$99M

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10

Date

1/20/2022

1/11/2022

10/11/2021

9/27/2021

9/15/2021

Round

Unattributed VC

Series C

Series C

Series C

Series A

Company

Defined.ai

Pentera

Elliptic

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Amount

$15M

$150M

$60M

$99M

$99M

New?

No

Yes

Yes

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Co-Investors

Sources

1

4

24

10

10

Evolution Equity Partners Portfolio Exits

7 Portfolio Exits

Evolution Equity Partners has 7 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was CalendarHero on October 26, 2021.

Date

Exit

Companies

Valuation
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Acquirer

Sources

10/26/2021

Acquired

3

3/10/2021

Acquired

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10

9/28/2020

Acquired

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10

5/4/2018

IPO

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$99M

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10

4/5/2018

Acquired

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10

Date

10/26/2021

3/10/2021

9/28/2020

5/4/2018

4/5/2018

Exit

Acquired

Acquired

Acquired

IPO

Acquired

Companies

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Valuation

$99M

Acquirer

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Sources

3

10

10

10

10

Evolution Equity Partners Fund History

2 Fund Histories

Evolution Equity Partners has 2 funds, including Evolution Technology Fund II.

Closing Date

Fund

Fund Type

Status

Amount

Sources

10/20/2021

Evolution Technology Fund II

$400M

2

7/17/2017

Evolution Technology Fund

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$99M

10

Closing Date

10/20/2021

7/17/2017

Fund

Evolution Technology Fund II

Evolution Technology Fund

Fund Type

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Status

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Amount

$400M

$99M

Sources

2

10

Evolution Equity Partners Team

4 Team Members

Evolution Equity Partners has 4 team members, including current Founder, Managing Partner, Richard Seewald.

Name

Work History

Title

Status

Richard Seewald

Alpha Private Equity, Benson Oak Capital, and CMS

Founder, Managing Partner

Current

Dennis Smith

Founder, Managing Partner

Current

Stephan Riesen

Chief Financial Officer

Current

Bernhard Vögeli

Chief Operating Officer

Current

Name

Richard Seewald

Dennis Smith

Stephan Riesen

Bernhard Vögeli

Work History

Alpha Private Equity, Benson Oak Capital, and CMS

Title

Founder, Managing Partner

Founder, Managing Partner

Chief Financial Officer

Chief Operating Officer

Status

Current

Current

Current

Current

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