- AaDya Security, a Detroit-based cybersecurity platform company, announced recently it has closed $2.7 million in funding and launched an all-in-one cybersecurity platform called Marzo4
AaDya Security, a Detroit-based cybersecurity platform company, announced recently it has closed $2.7 million in funding and launched an all-in-one cybersecurity platform called Marzo4. Investors in this round include Firebrand Ventures, 645 Ventures, and Next Coast Ventures.
Powered by an AI-driven virtual assistant called Judy, Marzo4 combines endpoint and anti-phishing protection with the security and ease of streamlined password management and single-sign-on to make cybersecurity protection accessible to SMBs. The company’s technology has already been adopted by customers who are transitioning to remote work.
AaDya Security was founded by cybersecurity veteran Raffaele Mautone in March of 2019. Before launching AaDya, Mautone held leadership roles at McAfee, FireEye, and Duo Security.
The Judy virtual cybersecurity assistant is available to every employee, across all devices around the clock. And in addition to Judy, Marzo4 includes four essential “pillars” of security that cover the most common threats: 1.) Single-sign-on 2.) Anti-phishing 3.) Endpoint protection and 4.) Password management.
This investment will enable AaDya to add additional team members to support their existing and future customers as well as continue to build out Marzo4 and enhance Judy with more machine learning features.
“I am thrilled that Firebrand Ventures, 645 Ventures and Next Coast Ventures have joined us in our mission to change the way businesses address today’s cybersecurity threats,” said Mautone. “What’s unique about the way we built Marzo4, is that it has everything a business needs in a single platform that’s easy to manage and implement, without compromising on security, and at a fraction of the cost. The reality for most businesses is their internal IT, and especially cybersecurity resources are limited or non-existent, so managing multiple solutions that offer more than they need is neither efficient nor cost-effective.”
— Raffaele Mautone
“We have seen first hand how difficult it is for small and medium-sized businesses to protect themselves from constant cyber attacks. We are excited to partner with Raffaele and the AaDya team as they solve this problem and keep businesses safe with a simple and affordable solution. We are also thrilled to be investing in the great city of Detroit.”
— Chris Marks, Managing Partner, Firebrand Ventures
“When we first met Raffaele in 2019, he laid out the product vision for what is now Marzo4 word by word. Seeing it go from a napkin drawing to a fully functioning product has been very exciting. We have been working closely with the AaDya team since then, and we’re very excited to see them transform what security products for small and medium-sized businesses look like.”
— Aleisso Fanelli, Director of Engineering at 645 Ventures