The cybersecurity start-up Hackmetrix, which originates from Chile, has recently confirmed the conclusion of a bridge funding round.
The firm successfully raised $1.3m, tripling the valuation from its previous round, according to a report from Forbes.
The round was led by Daedalus, a Chilean fund established by Cristóbal Piñera, the son of former president Sebastián Piñera. Other notable contributors include Juan Turner, Dani Undurraga, the co-founder of Cornershop, as well as regional companies such as Matterscale Ventures and Bridge Latam.
Hackmetrix is a cybersecurity firm that provides tools for start-ups and small to medium-sized companies to supervise their systems, identify and rectify vulnerabilities, train their teams and prevent security breaches. The firm also helps in achieving international certifications like ISO 27001 and PCI DSS. Currently, Hackmetrix boasts a portfolio of over 100 clients, which includes high-profile firms like MercadoLibre, Butterfly, Talana, and Buk.
The new funding will be used to bolster Hackmetrix’s presence in Mexico and promote its growth in Colombia. These are markets where the company has managed to double its size in the past year. Furthermore, Hackmetrix intends to keep promoting cybersecurity education through initiatives such as the Hackers Academy, a programme aimed at students.
Adriel Araujo, CEO and co-founder of Hackmetrix, expressed his delight over the funding round. He said, “We are delighted to add investors such as Daedalus and Cornershop to our team. Their experience and prestige motivate us to continue growing with the goal of becoming one of the most relevant cybersecurity companies in the region.”
Previously, Hackmetrix had undergone a seed series financing round. This was led by Cometa and accompanied by Cristian Talá’s Nakama.
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