Startup Of The Week

AI Cybersecurity Startups To Watch

Deals and dollars to cybersecurity startups are on track to break records in 2017, according to research firm CB Insights, and those that use artificial intelligence to fight cyber crime are among them.

Darktrace, a global machine learning company specialized in cyber defense, raised $75 million in July of this year in a series D round of venture capital funding led by Insight Venture Partners, with participation from Summit Partners, KKR, and TenEleven Ventures. Darktrace has raised $180 million in total since its inception, and the company now claims a post-funding valuation of $825 million. Read on to find out more about The Innovator’s picks for AI cybersecurity startups to watch.

Dark Trace CEO Nicole Eagan


United States

What it does: Applies AI algorithms to predict, identify and stop malware and mitigate damage from zero-day attacks.


United Kingdom

What it does: Pairs behavioral analytics with advanced mathematics to automatically detect abnormal behavior in organizations.

D.Day Labs


What it does: Uses advanced machine learning to automatically classify sensitive data, enforce data security and demonstrate compliance.



What it does: Uses deep learning to detect and block zero-day and advanced persistent threat attacks on an enterprise’s endpoints, servers and mobile devices. Named “Most Disruptive Startup” by Nvidia at a May awards ceremony in Silicon Valley.



What it does: Uses the power of AI to provide real-time detection of unprecedented and unknown threats using Big Data analytics that simultaneously monitor data from all sources within an organization.

About the author

Jennifer L. Schenker

Jennifer L. Schenker, an award-winning journalist, has been covering the global tech industry from Europe since 1985, working full-time, at various points in her career for the Wall Street Journal Europe, Time Magazine, International Herald Tribune, Red Herring and BusinessWeek. She is currently the editor-in-chief of The Innovator, an English-language global publication about the digital transformation of business. Jennifer was voted one of the 50 most inspiring women in technology in Europe in 2015 and 2016 and was named by Forbes Magazine in 2018 as one of the 30 women leaders disrupting tech in France. She has been a World Economic Forum Tech Pioneers judge for 20 years. She lives in Paris and has dual U.S. and French citizenship.