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Cybersecurity startup SquareX raises $6 Mn led by Sequoia


Cybersecurity startup SquareX has raised $6 million in a seed round led by Sequoia Capital Southeast Asia. 

The company will use the funds raised on R&D-engineering and go-to-market, SquareX said in a press release.

Led by serial cybersecurity entrepreneur Vivek Ramachandran, the startup is developing a browser-based cybersecurity product to keep consumers safe online. The existing generation of cybersecurity products are ill-equipped to combat cyber threats and SquareX is addressing this problem by engineering a cybersecurity product from the ground-up, purpose-built to tackle the current generation of threats.

The platform integrates with the browser as an extension and monitors and protects users while they go about their online activities. These cloud-powered temporary container sandboxes are headless browsers running in data centers on behalf of the user so that all web threats get neutralized and never reach the user’s computer. 

SquareX also enables users to keep their identity safe and private. According to the company, it will be launching a beta version of their solution for a limited set of users beginning in May this year.

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