Hack The Box, a Folkestone, Kent, UK-based gamified continuous cybersecurity upskilling, certification, and talent assessment platform, raised $55 million in Series B investment funding.
The round was led by Carlyle, alongside Paladin Capital Group, Osage University Partners, Marathon Venture Capital, Brighteye Ventures, and Endeavor Catalyst Fund.
The new investment will accelerate Hack The Box’s growth trajectory, with a focus on further building out it's category-defining “gamer-first” solutions offering.
Hack The Box will also enhance its go-to-market function, doubling down on the company’s ongoing international expansion with strong commercial traction in the US, Europe, and APAC.
Tripling in size over the last two years, Hack The Box has the largest global hacking community with more than 1.7 million platform members. With its thriving community at the heart of the company, Hack The Box will continue to invest heavily in R&D.
“Our mission is to create and connect cyber-ready humans and organizations through highly engaging hacking experiences that cultivate out-of-the-box thinking. The game in cyber has changed, with defensive, reactive and recovery postures not being fit-for-purpose in the face of an ever-increasing and ever-evolving wave of sophisticated attacks. A new proactive offensive & defensive approach is needed to take the fight to cybercriminals rather than waiting to be hit. From individual security professionals to companies, this means adopting a ‘hacker mindset’, learning to think and act like an attacker. This is the kind of mindset that we cultivate through Hack The Box," highlights Haris Pylarinos, Founder and CEO at Hack The Box.
Company: Hack The Box Ltd.
Round: Series B
Funding Month: January 2023
Lead Investors: Carlyle
Additional Investors: Paladin Capital Group, Osage University Partners, Marathon Venture Capital, Brighteye Ventures, and Endeavor Catalyst Fund
Company Website: https://www.hackthebox.com/
Software Category: Cybersecurity Skills Development
About the Company: Hack The Box is a leading online gamified cybersecurity upskilling and talent assessment platform that allows individuals, businesses, government organizations, and universities to level up their offensive and defensive security skills. Since launching in 2017, Hack The Box has brought together a global community of more than 1.7 million platform members and built a portfolio of more than 1,500 enterprises, government, and university customers. Its mission is to create and connect cyber-ready humans and organizations through highly engaging hacking experiences that cultivate out-of-the-box thinking. With constantly updated virtual labs, real-world scenario simulations, CTF-style challenges, and multiplayer hacking games Hack The Box is the reference point for all cybersecurity professionals. With a rapidly expanding footprint across the globe, Hack The Box’s headquarters are located in the UK, with additional offices in Greece and the US.