I’m thrilled to congratulate Aqua — the complete cloud native security platform — on their latest funding round and unicorn status. M12’s initial investment in Aqua as lead of their series A round was announced in September 2016, just months after our fund was founded. While their product offering has evolved and expanded greatly since then, Aqua started as a container security platform.
We acknowledged at the time that containers were a significant and escalating trend, revolutionizing the way that organizations were working. We assessed that security would be one of the biggest challenges of deploying containers in production, when compared with virtual machines. Aqua’s comprehensive offering indeed enabled enterprises to accelerate the adoption of containers on both private and public clouds.