Redcoat AI secures $4.24m from Pear VC & others to combat AI threats in cybersecurity

Redcoat AI secures $4.24m from Pear VC & others to combat AI threats in cybersecurity

Redcoat AI, a pioneering cybersecurity company emerging from stealth mode, announced today its successful funding round, securing $4.24m.

The funding round was led by Pear VC, with significant contributions from Leonis Capital, Sancus Ventures, Kyber Knight, among others. Redcoat AI’s foundation took place within the supportive environment of Inception Studio, a non-profit accelerator dedicated to nurturing experienced founders.

At its core, Redcoat AI is at the forefront of combating cybersecurity threats powered by the latest AI technologies. The company’s innovative approach focuses on building robust defences against sophisticated cybersecurity attacks. These include AI-powered social engineering attacks, which leverage contextual information and human-like interactions, as well as threats involving deep fakes.

The newly acquired funding is earmarked for accelerating the development of Redcoat AI’s platform and expanding its reach. The company has introduced a unique dual approach to cybersecurity: an on-demand red teaming service that tests defenses against social engineering attacks, and a mobile defense mechanism providing comprehensive protection across various messaging platforms such as SMS and WhatsApp.

John Whaley, CEO of Redcoat AI and a seasoned entrepreneur with a background as an Adjunct Lecturer in Computer Science at Stanford University, shared his vision for the company. “We founded Redcoat AI at a pivotal moment for cybersecurity. With generative AI, bad actors now have the ability to craft highly realistic and hyper-personalized attacks with unprecedented sophistication and scale. But AI also offers unique opportunities for innovative defenses. We are thrilled by the opportunity to create a new cybersecurity platform for the AI era.”

The funding announcement comes at a critical time when digital threats are evolving rapidly. Redcoat AI is positioned to play a crucial role in empowering security leaders to safeguard their organizations and their most precious assets in this new landscape.

Mar Hershenson, Managing Partner at Pear VC, also expressed enthusiasm for Redcoat AI’s mission. “Redcoat’s focus on cybersecurity meets the current moment and the ever-evolving landscape of digital threats. Their AI and cybersecurity acumen positions them as leaders in the space, and we’re excited to support their vision for safeguarding organizations in the generative AI era.”

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