MACH37

MACH37 is the premier accelerator for entrepreneurs and startups that are solving important problems in the fields of cybersecurity, autonomous vehicles, artificial intelligence, cyber-physical systems, IoT, industrial controls, or other cyber-related fields where security is critically important. We go beyond the traditional model of typical startup accelerators by bringing our innovators focused mentorship and support from our exclusive Stars Mentor Network that is comprised of visionaries, practitioners, and successful entrepreneurs from across the cyber industry. Twice a year, MACH37 invests in a cohort of 5-10 cyber startups, each of which participates in an intensive 3-month program that emphasizes coaching, mentorship, and validation of their solution for product/market fit. Throughout the program, startups are introduced to investors and key public and private sector organizations in the Washington DC metro area. Our program is designed to propel cyber startups into the marketplace, equipped with the skills to connect with customers, grow and compete for funding, and generate traction. The program culminates with a Demo Day presentation to 150-200 investors. MACH37, launched in 2013, operates under a joint venture between VentureScope LLC and the Center for Innovative Technology, in Herndon, Virginia. VentureScope receives 3% equity from each MACH37 startup. Qualifying MACH37 startups are also eligible for an equity investment of up to $50k from CIT's MACH37 Seed Fund.

34 past transactions

AXON Ghost Sentinel

Seed Round in 2014
AXON Ghost Sentinel, Inc. has pivoted away from security, all founders and execs have moved on and company is now called AxonAI.

Suvola Corporation

Private Placement in 2019
Suvola is working to greatly improve the state of cybersecurity in public, private and government information technology deployments. By addressing the flawed implementations of the three major weaknesses in current information technology (tampering, identity, and authorization), Suvola intends to vastly reduce the incidents of cybercrime.

Syncurity

Seed Round in 2014
Syncurity unifies security teams with solutions that optimize and integrate people, processes, and technology to realize better cybersecurity outcomes. Their solution IR-Flow, a rapidly deployable cybersecurity incident response (IR) workspace, helps security professionals streamline their operations, embed smart compliance, and transition to a collaborative IR process to produce better outcomes. This virtual SOC is scalable from small business to full enterprise deployments. It was acquired by Swinlane.

HyperQube Technologies, Inc.

Private Placement in 2019
HyperQube Technologies, Inc. provides web browser-based digitization and virtualization solutions. It offers HyperQube ZTX, a zero-trust virtual design studio to test any solution before implementing into production environment; and HyperQube BOOST that enables sales engineers to build and deploy demos and POC’s on-demand. The company’s technologies also enable enterprises to build a copy of IT infrastructure. In addition, its solutions include cyber range projects, collaboration, next generation training, accelerating sales, and understanding and preparing for cyber threats and infrastructure changes. HyperQube Technologies, Inc. was formerly known as Network Security Inc. The company was incorporated in 2016 and is based in Arlington, Virginia.

SylLab Systems, Inc.

Private Placement in 2019
SylLab Systems is providing Cryptography-as-a-Service (CaaS) for organizations to secure sensitive information. Privacy compliance and cryptography are expensive and difficult to implement, and many organizations get it wrong. Changes in the architecture, lawyers, consultants are a significant expenditure when facing privacy regulations (HIPAA, GDPR, PDPA, CCPA). The highly usable SylLab API offloads the burden of implementing cryptography and compliance.

Key Cybersecurity, Inc.

Seed Round in 2013
Key Cybersecurity, Inc. is the developer of CyberMerlin, a deep hash algorithm and vision technology forensics solution that is designed to pro-actively identify illicit files and the associated activity of “bad actors” on commercial, federal and K-12 enterprise networks. The solution searches for unknown and known files not typically addressed by existing safeguards and countermeasures. CyberMerlin automatically monitors, detects and provides alerts as well as compiles forensics reports for investigators and law enforcement entities.

Cervais, Inc.

Private Placement in 2020
Cervais, Inc. develops cyber security products to protect operational technology systems and environments. The company develops IoT endpoint security devices, such as e-Risk Mobile Data Protector and e-Risk Mobile that detect cyber attacks before they penetrate a system or device. Its product uses block chain technology, delivers continuous authentication and predictive analytics, and e-sensing technology. The company provides solutions, such as endpoint protection, enterprise security, identity management, risk management, and planning/implementation security services. The company is based in Ashburn, Virginia.

Identia

Seed Round in 2014
IDentia, Inc. provides identity and access control management services for identity trust and privacy protection. It offers IDentia, an identity as a service solution for enterprises in support of cloud computing. The company’s products also include IDentia Identity Provider that provides centralized user authentication capabilities for distributed Web applications and services; IDentia Attribute Service, a security assertion markup language compliant Web service to support attribute queries and assertion; IDentia Policy Admin Service that provides policy store and lifecycle management to ensure policy creation and distribution to various policy decision and enforcement points across the enterprise; and IDentia RP, a client component for enabling Web applications and services with user authentication. IDentia, Inc. was incorporated in 2014 and is headquartered in Herndon, Virginia.

Virgil Security

Angel Round in 2014
Virgil Security provides easy-to-deploy and easy-to-use cryptographic software and services for use by developers and end-users. Virgil Security’s encryption libraries and services, along with an accompanying public key management infrastructure, ease the pain of developing, deploying, and using strong cryptography. Virgil Security enables a new generation of enhanced privacy and security for applications, cloud services, and the Internet of Things.

FortMesa, Inc.

Private Placement in 2019
FortMesa is a security software company that converts the entire workforce into a cyber army with on-demand security culture. The company delivers security culture on-demand with security and compliance software built for humans. They Combining theory from security economics and behavioral economics sciences the software steers organizations through deployment and operation of comprehensive security architecture to manage the risk of information and cybersecurity-related losses. FortMesa was founded in 2017 and is headquartered in Spencertown, NY, USA.

Conatix Corp.

Seed Round in 2013
Conatix is reinventing business research, helping companies to do market, investment and strategic research better, faster and cheaper. Conatix is building a semi-automated business intelligence system based on recent advances in machine learning to enable companies to discover, source, structure and share previously unstructured data and information from outside their organizations. The system will be licensed to companies to use for all of their research work on a per-month, per-seat online knowledge management as a service (KaaS) basis. Conatix disrupts the business research value chain: rethinking online search and discovery, organizing the research process, creating a system that learns, and iterating the process to create knowledge that scales. Companies need to do more than one-off keyword searches using an advertising-driven consumer search tool. Conatix does not just sell a technical solution to the narrow problem of internet search, or a search engine. Conatix sells an end-to-end business system solving a business problem to a business customer, developed in response to a real business need.

SecureDB

Seed Round in 2014
SecureDB provides an encrypted User Management as a Service to Web and Mobile developers. SecureDB stores Authentication Credentials, Account Profile information, Credit Card information, PII and PHI securely, on the cloud (or on premise).

BiJoTi

Seed Round in 2014
BiJoTi offers Security Performance Monitoring. BiJoTi provides next generation security event correlation, vulnerability detection and case management. This makes compliance and security an informed, continuous process. BiJoTi's Security Performance Monitoring automates making healthy and effective cybersecurity decisions.

BreachBits, Inc.

Private Placement in 2019
Breachbits uses machine learning and automation, rather than human hackers, to offer a penetration testing service that replicates the decision-making process of a hacker and provide our customers with a dedicated and sophisticated adversary, 24 hours a day 365 days a year, constantly probing their defenses looking for weaknesses to exploit. As you improve your ability to detect and keep us (and any real attackers) out, we make it harder for you by using increasingly advanced tactics and malware to get in, constantly upping the game of your security team and keeping you more secure. Launched at Founders Institute

Sikernes Risk Management

Seed Round in 2013
Sikernes Risk Management, Inc. offers cloud-based cyber security analytics software for various sizes of organizations. The company’s software incorporates threats, technologies, security controls, policies, and potential consequences. It serves risk managers, IT analysts, security analysts, and business analysts. Sikernes Risk Management, Inc. was incorporated in 2011 and is based in Bozeman, Montana.

Threatcare

Seed Round in 2014
Threatcare’s automated Breach and Attack Simulation solutions provide real-time insights and actionable recommendations that enable organizations to build, measure, and maintain strong cybersecurity programs.

Cyber Academy

Seed Round in 2019
HyperQube is a “cyber range as a service” offering that enables enterprises to quickly and easily build an exact copy of any IT infrastructure. Their virtualized test environments can be built in minutes and just as easily modified, re-used and shared. With the ability to look to the future and explore infrastructures in a risk-free environment, engineers will save hours on labor, security officers will feel assured and executives will conserve thousands of dollars.

Cyber Academy

Seed Round in 2017
HyperQube is a “cyber range as a service” offering that enables enterprises to quickly and easily build an exact copy of any IT infrastructure. Their virtualized test environments can be built in minutes and just as easily modified, re-used and shared. With the ability to look to the future and explore infrastructures in a risk-free environment, engineers will save hours on labor, security officers will feel assured and executives will conserve thousands of dollars.

Anatrope

Seed Round in 2015
Anatrope develops fleet management, geo-fencing, and fee collection sensor technology for personal and commercial automobile industry. The company is based in the United States.

Atomicorp

Seed Round in 2015
Atomicorp Ltd. develops security solutions for the protection and support of cloud, virtual, shared, and dedicated Web hosting environments. It offers Atomic Secured Linux, a security solution for Linux Web servers that provides solutions for site defacement and comment spams, Web application vulnerabilities, PCI-DSS and other regulatory compliance, rootkits and malware, denial of service attacks, XML attacks, SQL injections and cross site scripting, CSRF attacks, file and code injections, cookie and credential thefts, persistent threats, recursion attacks, data thefts and information leakages, malware uploads, and more. The company also offers Atomicorp GotRoot ModSecurity Rules, a Web server module that allows users to build a Web application firewall to protect Web applications; Atomicorp Nucleus Repository, a commercial archive that provides PHP 5.3 and related legacy support packages; and Atomicorp Repository, a Linux/MySQL/PHP archive. In addition, it offers a database of signatures, rules, and countermeasures against metacharacter attacks, remote code inclusion, XML schema attacks, buffer overflows, LDAP injection, dangling pointer attacks, and other application and Web based attacks. The company serves commercial enterprises and government agencies. It also sells its products online. The company was founded in 2007 and is based in Chantilly, Virginia. Atomicorp Ltd. operates as a subsidiary of Prometheus Global, Inc.

Fast Orientation, Inc.

Seed Round in 2014
Fast Orientation gives companies the ability to explore IT events in real time, enabling organizations to make informed and timely decisions about security and enterprise operations with confidence. Our product automatically identifies patterns of interest and anomalies within the enterprise and gives users access to critical insight in an intuitive manner that is accessible to all IT and risk professionals. Underlying these abilities are rich semantic profiles of user, device, and application-based activities typically absent from other security products. A familiar and visually-engaging user experience makes it easy to ask questions simply and find answers quickly. This dramatically reduces response time and promotes continuous awareness and operational health in a powerful and innovative way.

PierceMatrix

Convertible Note in 2015
PierceMatrix (formerly PierceGTI) is a security product company that reduces your risk chain exposure. It shares information on known threats, learns about new threats and provides reports, dashboards and targeted recommendations to help you secure your network. Pierce uses artificial intelligence developed for the US military and a unique distributed architecture to optimize your security processes so you spend less time researching security problems and more time fixing security problems! Pierce uses the information gathered from thousands of client networks and industry data sources to detect botnets, attackers, compromised machines, and corporate IP reputation. The Pierce dashboard and reports provide you with up-to-the minute security intelligence on your risk chain.

Hideez Group Inc

Seed Round in 2017
Hideez is a cybersecurity startup providing the last-mile solution for a physical and logical access. We are Mach37 cybersecurity accelerator alumni with offices in USA and Ukraine (R&D).   We've created and introduced to the market the Hideez Key – hybrid (hardware + software) solution for wireless authentication, password management, credentials for RFID doors and digital signature. Hideez Key is based on encrypted Bluetooth connectivity, RFID, and NFC technologies. Key features: Hybrid functionality, adaptivity and world-class security | Proprietary encryption protocols | Platform agnostic | B2B and B2C ready | Supplement to the existing market solutions by the top vendors  We help to protect your digital valuables and make complex IAAM solutions easy and convenient.

Steel Mountain Systems Corp.

Seed Round in 2016
Having more devices in the home means more risk for one’s personal data. For most people, preventing viruses and other threats from compromising their data is complicated - especially as they add more devices to their home networks. Our router add-on, which plugs straight into the router and sets up in seconds, stays up to date and keeps all the devices in the home secure with no effort.

NS8 Inc.

Seed Round in 2016
NS8 is a comprehensive fraud prevention platform that combines behavioral analytics, real-time scoring, and global monitoring to help online businesses minimize risk. Its patented scoring technology provides actionable data about the type, quality, and trustworthiness of transactions, which businesses leverage to automate fraud management workflows to suit their individual needs.

JeKudo

Seed Round in 2015
JeKudo is building the very best easy to use privacy tools, starting with group messaging. JeKuDo is led by CEO Elissa Shevinsky and funded by the Mach37 cyber-security accelerator in Northern Virginia.

Shevirah

Angel Round in 2015
Shevirah, Inc. designs and develops mobile security testing software. The company was founded in 2015 and is based in Herndon, Virginia.

MSB Cybersecurity

Seed Round in 2014
MSB, Incorporated provides cybersecurity, systems development and engineering, and program management services for government, institutional, and commercial enterprises. It offers life-cycle management support, information technology consulting, technical and software engineering, internal revenue, and monitoring analysis services; and assessing, planning, executing, and monitoring services. The company serves the Department of Homeland Security. MSB, Incorporated was incorporated in 1997 and is headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia.

PCPursuit Inc.

Seed Round in 2016
At PCPursuit, our mission is to make information security effective, affordable and easy to use. Our unconventional approach to security—tying badge swipes to Windows logins—delivers unparalleled value to customers and unmatched ease of use. The business is robustly designed with multiple revenue streams (including software, services and maintenance) and we have “future proofed” our product roadmap to account for migration to the cloud. Our powerful “badge in to log in” solution is less expensive, faster and easier to implement than any competing solution. PCPursuit’s technology delivers unparalleled value to our customers because it instantly solves two of the industry’s most intractable information security problems: weak passwords and tailgating. Best of all, our product does this at very low cost because PCPursuit simply adds new capabilities to the assets our customers already own. Our flagship product, PCPursuit, integrates Microsoft Windows Active Directory with cardkey security access management (CSAM) systems. We will initially integrate with Genetec and Honeywell, and plan to add additional integrations with all leading physical access control system (PACS) vendors. As is typical in the industry, we additionally plan to offer integration, support and software maintenance services.

INFRA

Seed Round in 2016
INFRA is a complete platform for Monitoring and Vulnerability Assessment, from Information Gathering to Vulnerability Scanning, including Web Application Fuzzing and DataBase Scanning, Automated Exploiting and Integration with other software. Their platforms are completely automated, Corporate friendly and available in many many languages.

DISRUPT6, Inc.

Seed Round in 2014
DISRUPT6, Inc. develops security platform for gathering and analyzing data in a full dual stack environment. The company provides early-warnings of threats based on cyber-attack profiling, data monitoring, and enhanced attribution analytics. Its platform offers visibility into customer migration, workflow management, and intrusion detection. DISRUPT6, Inc. was founded in 2001 and is based in Leesburg, Virginia.

UNOMICEDGE

Seed Round in 2015
Companies today have a lack of visibility and control over their networks. Eunomic creates software for network switches that takes away the attacker’s advantage and makes critical networks secure. Their solution runs on commodity processors to reduce the total cost of ownership.

CardKill Inc.

Seed Round in 2014
CardKill Inc. develops a software package that automatically locates and terminates stolen credit and debit cards before fraudulent transactions occur. Its platform identifies cash-out transactions and blocks the purchase during the authorization cycle. CardKill Inc. is based in Largo, Florida with an additional location in Herndon, Virginia.