Online Fraud Prevention Company NS8 Closes $123 Million In Funding

By Noah Long ● June 11, 2020
  • Online fraud prevention company NS8 announced that it has raised $123 million in a round of funding led by Lightspeed Venture Partners and AXA Venture Partners

Online fraud prevention company NS8 announced that it has raised $123 million in a round of funding led by Lightspeed Venture Partners and AXA Venture Partners (AVP). With this round of funding, NS8 will accelerate product development and expand its global reach with an increased focus on growing its vast partner network. Plus the copmany has grown from 50 to over 200 employees within the last year, and hiring continues across sales, engineering, marketing, and infrastructure. Lightspeed’s investment also provides NS8 with access to the venture firm’s expansive global network as well as a team of operators and advisors for helping navigate challenges, build high-quality teams, and support the its continued growth at all stages.

AVP has significant experience helping scale companies that utilize differentiated technology and efficient business models to drive innovation in enterprise software, fintech, consumer and digital health. And with offices in North America, Europe, and Asia, AVP can also help NS8 accelerate its global expansion.

During the global pandemic, NS8 continues to emerge as the fastest growing industry leader with year-over-year revenue growth of 200% and a dedicated focus on aiding online vendors to make fraud decisions that protect their customers and their bottom line.

Key Quotes:

“Thanks to this investment from Lightspeed, AXA Venture Partners, and our full backing group, we can continue to scale to meet the growing demand for fraud prevention technology in the global marketplace. This partnership positions NS8 to empower even more businesses with enterprise-level fraud defenses, regardless of size or industry.”

– NS8 CEO Adam Rogas

“Online fraud prevention has grown rapidly due to the acceleration of ecommerce adoption by merchants and, with it, an increased threat of those seeking to attack online stores. Merchants of all sizes need to invest in security products to ensure a safe and secure online experience. NS8’s platform allows its partners and their merchants to stand up a full-service fraud prevention hub, in a matter of a day, across almost every ecommerce platform. The time to value is simply best in class.”

– Bradley Twohig, Partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners

“NS8 has built a market-leading fraud detection and prevention platform combining advanced data analytics with real-time scoring. NS8’s rapid growth is a testament to the strength of the company’s product and the value NS8 delivers to its customers. We are excited to partner with Adam and the NS8 team to scale the business globally.”

– Alex Scherbakovsky, General Partner at AXA Venture Partners and NS8 board member