Tel Aviv-Based Cyber Risk Company Kovrr Raises $5.5 Million

By Dan Anderson ● September 12, 2019
  • Tel Aviv, Israel-based predictive cyber risk modeling company Kovrr announced it raised $5.5 million in funding led by StageOne Ventures and Mundi Ventures

Kovrr — a Tel Aviv, Israel-based predictive cyber risk modeling company — announced it has raised $5.5 million in funding led by StageOne Ventures and Mundi Ventures with the participation of Banco Sabadell and several private investors.

Launched in 2017 by Yakir Golan (CEO), Shalom Bublil (CRO) and Avi Bashan (VP R&D), Kovrr gives underwriters, exposure managers, and risk professionals the visibility they need to keep up with a rapidly changing cyber risk landscape.

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“Cyber attacks cause billions of dollars of damage and currently affect every category of risk. Kovrr’s unique approach leverages data science and predictive analytics to deliver powerful and actionable capabilities that our clients need to grow their businesses and confidently act on their cyber risk management decisions. The recent funding allows us to further expand our commercial reach, data harvesting and predictive modeling capabilities,” said Golan.

The company provides the world’s leading insurance carriers, reinsurers, and government regulators with an end-to-end platform that delivers transparent and data-driven insights that enable them to quantify and manage their affirmative and silent cyber risk exposures across all lines of insurance.

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“Kovrr is introducing a new approach to the cyber insurance market. We are impressed with the team’s ability to develop both the technology and a product that addresses the needs of market-leading insurers” added StageOne Ventures principal Rami Lachter, Principal at StageOne Ventures. “As active cyber investors, we see great potential as adjacent markets unfold and believe that Kovrr is well-positioned to become a dominant player in this fast-growing market.”

And Kovrr accurately quantifies potential financial loss caused by various types of cyber events. And the Kovrr platform uses open-source, proprietary and third-party business and threat intelligence data to train predictive cyber risk models.

“Kovrr is one step ahead in modeling cybersecurity risks and has the potential to become the engine that powers cyber risk underwriting for the insurance industry,” explained Mundi Ventures CEO and founder Javier Santiso. “Their technology’s ability to give insights about existing silent cyber risk exposure combined with methods to measure risks from new policies, is superior to competing technologies. At Mundi Ventures we are delighted to take part in this journey with Yakir and his top-notch team of cybersecurity experts.”

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