Venture Capital News: Zscaler Lands $100M Investment
SAN JOSE, CA, Internet security company, today announced the closing of a new round of financing led by TPG.
Zscaler, Inc., the Internet security company, today announced the closing of a new round of financing led by TPG. Zscaler is being funded with an aggregate of $100 million. TPG invested in Zscaler, alongside existing investors EMC and Lightspeed Ventures, who also contributed to the round. As part of the new investment, Nehal Raj, Partner at TPG, will be appointed to the Zscaler Board of Directors.
'Our mission is to make the Internet safe for business by delivering an amazing security platform that protects our clients and enables the strategic adoption of cloud computing, mobile devices and the Internet of Things,' said Jay Chaudhry, CEO of Zscaler. 'The investment and partnership from TPG and the global relationships and experience they provide will enable us to accelerate investment in our technology, grow our customer base and aggressively scale our business to meet growing demand. We are excited to join an elite group of security companies valued in excess of $1 billion.'
Today, thousands of enterprises and government organizations, including United Airlines, Humana, NBC and National Health Services of the UK, are protecting more than 13 million employees with Zscaler, securing more than 15 billion Internet requests and stopping more than 100 million cyber-threats per day. Zscaler provides the only Internet security platform built as a multi-tenant, distributed cloud service designed to scale and deliver real-time insights into security issues. Gartner recognized Zscaler as a Leader in its Magic Quadrant for Secure Web Gateways report for the fifth consecutive year and Forrester Research named Zscaler a Leader in The Forrester Wave: SaaS Web Content Security, Q2 2015.
'As one of the premier financial service companies in the world, we are actively adopting new technologies to increase our agility and productivity, reduce expenses and provide better service to our employees and our clients,' said Henry Jiang, Chief Information Security Officer at Oppenheimer & Co. 'Working with Zscaler, we've greatly improved our security, reduced expenses by more than 90 percent in certain areas and provided a better and safer Internet experience for our employees. We congratulate Zscaler on this important milestone and look forward to working with them long into the future.'
'We see tremendous opportunity in the rapidly-growing cybersecurity industry, and after spending significant time in the space, we found Zscaler to be the leading cloud-based security solution for the world's largest and most demanding customers -- a true SaaS platform like that of Salesforce or Workday,' said Nehal Raj, Partner at TPG. 'We are looking forward to partnering with Jay and his team to accelerate growth, most immediately by introducing Zscaler to the potential customers and channel partners within our global network.'
TPG's investment will come from TPG Growth, the firm's middle-market fund with more than $7 billion in assets under management and committed capital, and a focus on emerging technologies, industries and markets. The fund has invested in, and helped strengthen companies from Uber to Domo, leveraging TPG's global platform. TPG is focused on finding and investing in companies that are looking for a long-term partner in growth, and which are a match for its global network and toolkit of industry- and geography-specific experts. UBS Financial Services acted as financial advisor to TPG for the transaction.
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Zscaler ensures that more than 13 million users at more than 5,000 enterprise and government organizations worldwide are protected against cyber attacks and data breaches while staying fully compliant with corporate and regulatory policies. Zscaler's award-winning Security as a Service platform delivers a safe and productive Internet experience for every user, from any device and from any location. Zscaler effectively moves security into the Internet backbone, operating in more than 100 data centers around the world and enabling organizations to fully leverage the promise of cloud computing, mobility and the Internet of Things with unparalleled and uncompromising protection and performance. Zscaler delivers unified, carrier-grade Internet security, next generation firewall, web security, sandboxing, advanced persistent threat (APT) protection, data loss prevention, SSL inspection, traffic shaping, policy management and threat intelligence -- all without the need for on-premise hardware, appliances or software. To learn more, visit us at www.zscaler.com.
TPG is a leading global private investment firm founded in 1992 with over $74 billion of assets under management and offices in San Francisco, Fort Worth, Austin, Dallas, Houston, New York, Beijing, Hong Kong, London, Luxembourg, Melbourne, Moscow, Mumbai, Sao Paulo, Shanghai, Singapore and Tokyo. TPG Growth is the middle market and growth equity investment platform of TPG with over $7 billion in assets under management and committed capital. TPG Growth targets investments in a broad range of industries and geographies, utilizing leveraged buyout, growth equity, and private investment in public equity (PIPE) structures. TPG and TPG Growth have invested in many well-known technology businesses including Uber, Airbnb, Box, Zenefits, Domo, Greensky Credit, Lynda.com, Advent Software, CCC Information Services, Eze Software Group, IMS Health, Intergraph, Sutherland Global Services and SurveyMonkey, among others. For more information visit www.tpg.com.
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