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Evolution Equity Partners Raises Monumental $1.1 Billion Cybersecurity Fund

In a landmark achievement for the cybersecurity investment landscape, Evolution Equity Partners announced the final close of its Evolution Technology Fund III, with an impressive $1.1 billion in capital commitments. This fund is now the largest dedicated cybersecurity investment vehicle ever raised, reflecting a significant milestone in the industry.

The fundraising campaign was markedly successful, exceeding its target and becoming oversubscribed. A diverse group of existing and new limited partners contributed, including leading global institutions, sovereign wealth funds, insurance companies, endowments, foundations, family offices, and high-net-worth individuals. This wide-ranging support underscores the strong market confidence in Evolution Equity Partners' strategic focus and expertise in the cybersecurity sector.

Richard Seewald, Founder and Managing Partner at Evolution Equity Partners, expressed his gratitude and optimism regarding the fund’s success in the firm’s recent announcement. "The overwhelming success of this fundraise was driven by strong support from both existing and new investors who recognize and support our cybersecurity-focused investment strategy and our ability to build value and generate liquidity across market cycles," said Seewald. He continued, "In one of the toughest ever fundraising environments, we are grateful for the tremendous support. Given this backdrop, we remain disciplined about investment pacing and prioritizing high conviction next generation cybersecurity investment opportunities driven by companies that are safeguarding the digital world."

The newly raised fund will enable Evolution to invest between $20 million and $150 million in companies at the forefront of cybersecurity, using cutting-edge technologies such as machine learning and artificial intelligence. These investments aim to propel market-leading platforms that enhance digital security globally. Notable companies within Evolution’s existing portfolio include SecurityScorecard, Arctic Wolf, and Protect AI, among others.

Highlighting the strategic importance of the new fund, Dennis Smith, Co-founder and Managing Partner, spoke about the evolving cybersecurity landscape. "We are still in the early innings of a secular trend in the cybersecurity space that involves increased spend by large enterprises, smaller businesses, and consumers alike, a rapidly expanding attack surface, market consolidation and demand for next generation products and services that makes this a very compelling segment for investment," Smith elaborated. He also noted the transformative impact of AI and machine learning on the sector, which is leading to unprecedented levels of innovation and disruption.

Evolution Equity Partners was established by Richard Seewald and Dennis Smith, both seasoned investors and technology entrepreneurs. With offices in New York City, Palo Alto, London, and Zurich, the firm harnesses a wealth of experience from its founders and a dedicated team of 30 professionals. These team members have substantial backgrounds as founders, operators, and investors in significant software companies worldwide.

The firm’s strategy not only focuses on financial growth but also on operational excellence, helping guide cybersecurity startups from their nascent stages to successful IPOs. Fund III is poised to play a pivotal role in this process, equipping portfolio companies with the necessary tools and strategies to thrive in an increasingly complex digital ecosystem.


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