Accel and Index again Tines, because the cybersecurity startup provides one other $11M to its Collection A

It was simply a few months in the past that Tines, the cybersecurity automation startup, raised $4.1 million in Collection A funding led by Blossom Capital, and now the Dublin-based firm is disclosing an $11 million extension to the spherical.

This extra Collection A funding is led by enterprise capital agency Accel, with participation from Index Ventures and former backer Blossom Capital. The additional money shall be used to proceed creating its cybersecurity automation platform and for additional growth into the U.S. and Europe.

Based in February 2018 by ex-eBay, PayPal and DocuSign safety engineer Eoin Hinchy, and subsequently joined by former eBay and DocuSign colleague Thomas Kinsella, Tines automates most of the repetitive handbook duties confronted by safety analysts to allow them to concentrate on different high-priority work. The pair had bootstrapped the corporate as not too long ago as October.

“It was whereas I used to be at DocuSign that I felt there was a necessity for a platform like Tines,” defined Hinchy on the time of the preliminary Collection A. “We had a staff of actually proficient engineers in control of incident response and forensics however they weren’t builders. I discovered they have been doing the identical duties again and again so I started on the lookout for a platform to automate these repetitive duties and didn’t discover something. Actually nothing that did what we wanted it to, so I got here up with the concept to plug this hole out there.”

To treatment this, Tines lets corporations automate components of their handbook safety processes with the assistance of six software program “brokers,” with every appearing as a multipurpose constructing block. The thought is that, whatever the course of being automated, it solely requires combos of those six agent sorts configured in numerous methods to duplicate a specific workflow.

As well as, the platform doesn’t depend on pre-built integrations to work together with exterior methods. As an alternative, Tines is ready to plug in to any system that has an API. “This implies integration with industrial, off-the-shelf merchandise, or current in-house instruments is fast and easy, with most safety groups automating tales (workflows) inside the first 24 hours,” says the startup. Its software program can also be beginning to discover utility past cybersecurity processes, with a number of Tines clients utilizing it in IT, DevOps, and HR.

“We heard that Eoin, a senior member of the safety staff at DocuSign (one other Accel portfolio firm), had not too long ago left to start out Tines, so we bought in contact,” Accel’s Seth Pierrepont tells TechCrunch. “They have been within the last phases of closing their Collection A. Nonetheless, we have been so satisfied by the founders, their product strategy, and the market timing, that we requested them to increase the spherical”.

Pierrepont additionally factors out {that a} distinctive side of the Dublin ecosystem is that most of the world’s largest tech corporations have their European headquarters within the nation (usually attracted by comparatively low company tax), “so it’s an extremely wealthy expertise pool regardless of being a comparatively small metropolis”.

Requested whether or not Accel views Tines as a cybersecurity automation firm or a extra common automation play that places automation within the fingers of non-technical staff for a large number of potential use circumstances, Pierrepont says, given Hinchy and Kinsella’s backgrounds, the cybersecurity automation sector needs to be the first focus for the corporate within the brief time period. Nonetheless, long term it’s doubtless that Tines shall be adopted throughout different capabilities as nicely.

“From our funding in Demisto (which was acquired by Palo Alto Networks earlier this 12 months), we all know the safety automation or SOAR class (as Gartner defines it) very nicely,” he says. “Demisto pioneered the class and was definitively the market chief when it was acquired. Nonetheless, we expect the class is simply getting began and that there’s nonetheless a ton of whitespace for Tines to go after”.

In the meantime, in lower than a 12 months, Tines says it has on-boarded 10 enterprise clients throughout a wide range of industries, together with Field, Auth0 and McKesson, with corporations automating on common 100 thousand actions per day.

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