Onwardly, an Auckland, New Zealand-based cybersecurity startup, raised $1 million in a seed round less than 12 months after launching.
The round was led by Kendra Ross of We Love Cyber, and supported by Pushpay founders Eliot Crowther and Chris Heaslip and entrepreneurs Zheng Li & JD Trask of Raygun.
The funds are earmarked towards growth and further product development, Onwardly has plans to expand into Australia and is already seeing strong early interest in the product from businesses there.
Company: Onwardly Ltd
Round: Seed Round
Funding Month: December 2021
Lead Investors: Kendra Ross
Additional Investors: Eliot Crowther, Chris Heaslip, Zheng Li, and JD
Company Website: https://www.onwardly.io/
Software Category: Cybersecurity platform
About the Company: Founded in 2020, led by Phil Howie (CEO and Founder), Onwardly is a new SaaS platform that gives you back confidence in your security work, automates the tedious stuff, and helps you win more deals by telling a better security story to the world. Onwardly platform helping tech leaders create well-defended businesses through self-assessment and other supports to manage their cybersecurity, including compliance. The Onwardly platform enables you to self-assess your weaknesses, build policy and manage all of your security tasks in one place.