Seattle-area AI startup Darklight raises $5.1M to help companies automate cybersecurity tasks

Darklight CEO Dan Wachtler. (Darklight Photo)

New funding: Seattle-area startup Darklight raised a $5.1 million round. Investors listed on an SEC filing include Jay Lee of Agile Defense and Tom Bruderman of MAG Ventures. Total funding to date is about $10 million.

The tech: Founded in 2014, Darklight’s software uses “knowledge-driven” artificial intelligence to help automate workflow tasks. It will soon launch its first commercial cybersecurity product that automates the prioritization of vulnerability scanner results.

The 17-person startup is also working with the U.S. Army to help reduce cognitive burden on soldiers and analysts. The company’s technology traces its roots to the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

Leadership: Darklight is led by CEO Dan Wachtler, who previously CEO at IPSA International for more than 12 years and was president at root9B Holdings.



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