Agile learning platform startup Secure Code Warrior Ltd. today announced that it has raised $50 million in new funding for product innovation and go-to-market efforts with a focus on increasing market share.
Founded in 2015, Secure Code Warrior offers an agile learning platform for developer-driven security leaders to write secure code. The company’s platform uses agile methods for developers to learn, apply and retain software security principles.
Its Learning Platform gives coders their own preferred learning pathway using a human approach that uncovers what the company says is the “secure developer inside of every coder.” Doing so is said to help development teams ship quality code faster, so they can focus on creating safe software.
Features of the platform include self-paced training, courses, assessments and tournaments, the latter giving developers a fun and competitive approach to learning. Secure Code Warrior says its platform increases skills, helps achieve compliance, increases productivity and mitigates risk.
For businesses, the platform improves security by building a culture of security coding, elevates engineering teams’ secure coding and reduces risk while achieving regulatory compliance. Secure Code Warrior has more than 600 customers, including Verizon Communications Inc., General Electric Co., Atlassian Corp. plc, Mastercard Inc., Blue Prism Group plc, Capital One Financial Corp. and Telstra Corp. Ltd.
“Enterprises know that there is no one size fits all approach to developer-driven security and seek the ability to offer solutions that are effective across their teams,” Pieter Danhieux, co-founder and chief executive officer of Secure Code Warrior, said in a statement. “We have focused on our platform to enable agile learning through multiple learning paths and experiences, including our real-time feedback option with Coding Labs, to create the most comfortable learning environments possible.”
Paladin Capital Group LLC led the Series C round, with existing investors Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and ForgePoint Capital Management LLC also participating. Including the new funding, the company has raised just over $100 million to date.