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Verkada

A software company offering a cloud-based internet of things (IoT) platform for security camera systems.

Verkada is a software company offering a cloud-based internet of things (IoT) platform for security camera systems that is headquartered in San Mateo, California and was founded in 2016 by Benjamin Bercovitz, Filip Kaliszan, Hans Robertson, and James Ren. Verkada has offices in London and Sydney. The company's enterprise security solution combines security cameras, environmental sensors, alarms and access control with cloud-based software in one system.

The Silicon Valley startup provides enterprise customers with a combined software and hardware solution, including the cameras it commercializes and installs, alongside the software that streams live feeds through the cloud which can be monitored and shared.

In January 2020, the company's valuation jumped by about $1 billion when it disclosed an $80 million Series C funding round to give it a valuation of $1.6 billion. Apart from that funding round, the company has raised about $138.9 million to date. Some of its largest Venture Capital investors are Sequoia Capital, Felicis Ventures and Meritech Capital Partners.

Products and Services

The company offers a Command Platform that connects all Verkada devices to Command, their web-based platform for managing devices at scale. Verkada also offers security cameras classified into four categories. The Dome Series, The Bullet Series, The Mini Series and The Fisheye Series.

For Healthcare

Verkada provides hospitals and healthcare organizations with Video security, access control and environmental sensors, alongside security features like role-based access, archive permissions and face blurring to keep patient information protected.

For Banks

With Verkada's mobile application, financial institutions can find, save and share footage via SMS or link from different devices in emergency situations and investigations with first responders.

Timeline

January 29, 2020
Verkad raises $80 million in Series C at a stunning $1.6 billion post-money valuation led by Felicis Ventures.
January 29, 2020
Verkada raises a $80,000,000 series C round from Felicis Ventures, Meritech Capital Partners, Next47 and Sequoia Capital.
April 2019
Verkada raises a $40,000,000 series B round from First Round Capital, Meritech Capital Partners, Next47 and Sequoia Capital.
April 11, 2018
Verkada raises a $15,000,000 series A round from First Round Capital, Hector Garcia-Molina and Next47.
September 2017
Verkada raises a $3,900,000 seed round from First Round Capital.

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Adam Funkenbusch

Employee

Alina

Employee

Benjamin Bercovitz

Founder

Bill Trenchard

Investor

Filip Kaliszan

Founder

Idan Koren

Employee

John Russell

Employee

kyle holsworth

Employee

Martin Hunt

Employee

Paul Sri

Investor

Raj Misra

Employee

subhashini rajagopal

Employee

Thursday Roberts

Employee

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James Vincent
March 19, 2021
The Verge
The US government has charged 21-year-old Swiss Hacker Till (Tillie) Kottmann with hacking dozens of entities and posting data online from more than 100 major companies. Kottmann, who recently breached surveillance firm Verkada, was involved with git.rip, which hosted data from Nintendo, Nissan, Intel, Disney, AMD, and others.
The Associated Press
March 15, 2021
CTVNews
Swiss authorities on Monday confirmed a police raid at the home of a Swiss hacker who took credit for helping to break into a U.S. security-camera company's online networks, part of what the hacker cited as an effort to raise awareness about the dangers of mass surveillance.
Lily Hay Newman
March 13, 2021
Wired
Plus: A Molson-Coors hack, Github controversy, and more of the week's top security news.
Sean Hollister
March 13, 2021
The Verge
Tillie Kottmann, a 21-year-old hacker, has been raided by Swiss authorities and their devices seized, Bloomberg reports -- days after helping to reveal how Silicon Valley security startup Verkada's own security was so poor that that hackers were able to access over 150,000 of the company's cameras to see the insides of schools, jails, hospitals, police stations, and Tesla factories.
Brian Horowitz
March 10, 2021
FierceHealthcare
Hospitals have suffered waves of cyberattacks as hackers break into IT systems looking for valuable patient data. Now, hospitals have to consider another alarming threat--security cameras. A reported security camera breach raises red flags about the vulnerabilities of connected devices that are increasingly used in healthcare. A report from Tenable found third-party attacks accounted for more than a quarter of healthcare breaches over the last year.
James Vincent
March 11, 2021
The Verge
Surveillance company Verkada, which recently suffered a breach exposing some 150,000 of its cameras to hackers, also gave employees widespread access to the same feeds. New reports says more than 100 employees had "super admin" privileges, and that oversight for accessing cameras was lax.
March 11, 2021
Global News
That California startup, Verkada, said Wednesday it is investigating the scope of the breach and has notified law enforcement and its customers.
The Associated Press
March 11, 2021
CTVNews
Hackers aiming to call attention to the dangers of mass surveillance said they were able to peer into hospitals, schools, factories, jails and corporate offices after they broke into the systems of a security-camera startup.
MATT O'BRIEN and FRANK BAJAK Associated Press
March 10, 2021
ABC News
Hackers aiming to call attention to the dangers of mass surveillance said they were able to peer into hospitals, schools, factories, jails and corporate offices after they broke into the systems of a security-camera startup
Bloomberg
March 10, 2021
@bsindia
Hackers gained access through a Super Admin account, allowing them to peer into the cameras
Dan Goodin
March 10, 2021
Ars Technica
Cloud-based camera service Verkada exposed hardcoded password--and its customers.
BBC News
March 10, 2021
BBC News
Bloomberg reports the hack exposed camera feeds showing the insides of offices, hospitals and businesses.
Chaim Gartenberg
March 9, 2021
The Verge
Verkada, a Silicon Valley security startup, suffered a massive data breach. Hackers gained access to 150,000 of Verkada's cloud-connected cameras, video archives, customer lists, and more.
Verkada
January 11, 2021
www.prnewswire.com:443
/PRNewswire/ -- Verkada was recognized today by Built In as one of the best places to work in the Bay Area, earning a spot on three esteemed lists: SF Best...
Josh Constine
January 29, 2020
TechCrunch
50 iPads were stolen from Verkada co-founder Hans Robertson's old company. Only when they checked the security system did they realize the video cameras hadn't been working for months. He was pissed. "The market lagged behind the progress seen in the consumer space, where someone could buy high-end cameras with cloud-based software to protect their [...]

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