AI Startup Roundup: Reinventing Cybersecurity Training for Developers

Also, startups that offer third-party SaaS protections and wildfires detection

Ben Wodecki, Jr. Editor

July 17, 2023

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Secure Code Warrior

Australian startup Secure Code Warrior develops training tools for developers to encourage cyber-safe practices.

The startup offers fun ways to encourage engineers to engage in secure code training.

Latest funding: $50 million, series C

Lead investor: Paladin Capital Group

Other investors: Goldman Sachs, ForgePoint Capital

Funding plans: The new funding will accelerate Secure Code Warrior’s product innovation and go-to-market efforts.


British startup Prolific builds tech allowing AI model builders to gather data for development.

Prolific’s platform essentially allows model developers to stress-test their creations, providing access to around 120,000 human reviewers.

Latest funding: $32 million, series A

Lead investors: Partech, Oxford Science Enterprises

Funding Plans: The new funding will help Prolific broaden its AI offerings and establish a stronger presence in the U.S., home to over half of its current customer base.


Based in Tel Aviv, Israel, Savvy’s solution enables the safe adoption of software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications such as generative AI by monitoring and controlling their use by staff to prevent sensitive data exposure and other risks.

Savvy’s Workforce Security Automation platform offers improved visibility and security automation playbooks for orchestrating SaaS incident responses before an unsecured action takes place.

The company said it also can map third-party integrations and connections to “contain any supply chain threats.”

Latest funding: $30 million

Lead investor: Canaan

Other investors: Cyberstarts, Lightspeed

Pano AI

San Francisco-based Pano AI develops AI solutions to detect wildfires.

Pano’s solution integrates mountaintop cameras, satellite feeds, AI and 5G to detect and pinpoint new ignitions and alert fire professionals within minutes.

The startup recently added former Amazon and Meta machine learning lead Ryan White to its executive team.

Latest funding: $17 million, series A

Lead investors: Valor Equity Partners

Other investors: T-Mobile Ventures, Salesforce Ventures, Initialized Capital, January Ventures, Convective Capital, Congruent Ventures, 5G Open Innovation Lab

Angel investors: Kevin Patrick Mahaffey, founder of Lookout, a cybersecurity company focused on protecting mobile and cloud data, and Jade Van Doren, most recently CEO of AllTrails, a website about discovering local trails.

Funding plans: The newly raised funds will go towards R&D efforts, as well as new hires and market expansion.


New York-based Teleskope offers developer-friendly data security solutions.

Founded by two female security engineers at lodging rental platform Airbnb, they created a data protection platform that automates data security, privacy and compliance at scale.

The startup said that unlike typical Data Security Posture Management approaches, it uses large language models to provide “actionable insights with greater accuracy.”

Latest funding: $2.2 million, pre-seed funding

Lead investor: Lerer Hippeau

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About the Author(s)

Ben Wodecki

Jr. Editor

Ben Wodecki is the Jr. Editor of AI Business, covering a wide range of AI content. Ben joined the team in March 2021 as assistant editor and was promoted to Jr. Editor. He has written for The New Statesman, Intellectual Property Magazine, and The Telegraph India, among others. He holds an MSc in Digital Journalism from Middlesex University.

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