With AI, the Future of Business Growth and Efficiency Has Never Looked Brighter

Aim Security Closes $18M Series A to Secure Generative AI Enterprise Adoption
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Matan Getz
June 17, 2024
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Optimism may seem out of character for a security professional like myself, but hear me out – we are in the midst of the greatest technological revolution since the cloud, and this time, CISOs have the unique opportunity to steer it. Just a few months ago in January, as Aim Security emerged from stealth, I emphasized the rapid transformation of AI from an insider's innovation tool to an indispensable part of the modern workplace for business leaders. Armed with this insight, we began expanding our partnerships with CISOs from leading global Fortune 500 companies to fortify their AI adoption journey, across all of its stages. 

Whether it was providing healthcare firms with full visibility into employee interactions with GenAI models and preventing compliance breaches, or ensuring secure deployment of Microsoft 365 Copilot for retail enterprises, these partnerships resulted in more than just secure AI engagement. We saw CISOs becoming more empowered, emboldened and comfortable. Yes, comfortable. Aim has helped CISOs replace their concern about AI adoption with confidence, as long as they have our platform at the helm. Drew Robertson, CISO at Finance of America and one of our first customers, encapsulated this sentiment beautifully: “The use of Generative AI has become an acceptable part of our company’s workflow, as long as we ensure that everything runs through Aim’s platform. Everyone is now comfortable with widespread AI use, because we became proactive about securing it. We are able to show regulators, legal, our CEO and our board how we use it and what we gain from the platform, ensuring their trust in our control of this technology.” 

In our unwavering commitment to being the enterprise’s trusted GenAI security partner, my Co-founder Adir Gruss and I are thrilled to announce our $18M Series A funding round led by our partners at Canaan Partners, with participation from our Seed investors - YL Ventures. We extend our heartfelt gratitude to our partners and customers for entrusting us to lead them on their transformative AI journey.

Enterprise AI adoption is running at unforeseen speeds. At Aim, our mission is to not just keep the pace, but to run ahead of our customers and remove unforeseen obstacles on the track. Take for example AI applications, ranging from chatbots and virtual assistants to AI productivity tools like Microsoft 365 and Github Copilot, which are rapidly integrating into the fabric of enterprise business workflows and technology stacks. Security leaders find themselves caught in a perpetual cycle of “playing catchup” in addressing the unique data, privacy and security challenges these tools introduce. The result is either blocking its use entirely, negatively affecting business and efficiency goals, or placing the organization at risk. 

Our core mission at Aim Security remains simple yet profound – to empower businesses to harness the endless, revenue-boosting opportunities of optimized decision-making and efficiency with AI, while ensuring utmost security confidence. As we mark this significant milestone, our vision extends beyond just instilling comfort; it's about empowering security leaders to spearhead enterprise AI adoption. Today, CISOs and security practitioners are integral members of the organizational executive leadership, bearing both the responsibility and the opportunity to drive business success—not solely in security matters but across the entire organization. Equipped with data-driven insights provided by Aim’s platform, CISOs now possess a unique capacity to guide employees, including IT professionals, developers, and executives, toward the most effective strategies for harnessing the benefits of AI securely. At Aim, we stand ready to serve as your indispensable ally on this transformative journey, your secret weapon for successfully navigating the evolving landscape of AI adoption.