Lockpath secures growth capital investment
Investment allows company to scale in response to growing customer, market demand
Published on June 8, 2011
OVERLAND PARK, KANSAS — Lockpath, a provider of innovative governance, risk and compliance (GRC) applications, today announced it has closed a $2 million series A financing round. The round was led by El Dorado Ventures and included participation from the Webb Investment Network (WIN), the early-stage investment vehicle of Maynard Webb, former eBay COO, and Vesbridge Partners. Lockpath’s seed round in April 2010 was led by WIN and included Silicon Valley investor Ron Conway’s SV Angel fund, along with a select group of Silicon Valley technology executives with deep operational expertise across the enterprise, cloud and security industries.
The investment will be used to accelerate the company’s position as an emerging leader in integrated security, risk and regulatory intelligence, to expand its team and to continue the delivery of new solutions to help companies of all sizes address the increasingly complex issues of regulatory compliance and risk management.
“Lockpath is an exciting investment for our firm. The company understands the key pain points plaguing the growing GRC market,” said Jeff Hinck, General Partner, El Dorado Ventures. “We partner with inspiring visionaries that are reshaping the technology industry so our investment in Lockpath is the perfect extension of our current investments. Lockpath is poised for explosive growth, and we’re excited to be part of it.”
“Lockpath’s innovative technology platform, along with the team’s deep technical and operational expertise, provide the infrastructure for rapid growth,” said Michael Neril, Director, Webb Investment Network. “We focus on backing exceptional teams and look forward to working with the Lockpath team and leveraging WIN’s Affiliate network to extend and grow their position as a game changer in the GRC industry.”
“The timing of this financing reflects the tremendous market opportunity for scalable, SaaS-based GRC solutions, as well as the current wave of momentum behind Lockpath,” said Chris Caldwell, chief executive officer of Lockpath. “As we build out our infrastructure, sign additional customers and partners, and expand our market awareness, we welcome Jeff Hinck to our board and look forward to our investment firms’ involvement in helping to drive our continued growth.”
About El Dorado Ventures
El Dorado Ventures (EDV) is a leading entrepreneur-focused, early-stage venture capital firm with more two decades of success. Entrepreneurs see EDV as a trusted investment partner who shares their vision and helps them succeed by providing ongoing strategic guidance and access to a wealth of industry contacts. With $750 million in capital under management, the firm invests in disruptive technologies and business models in emerging and high-growth markets, across a broad range of sectors including software, technology-enabled services, communications and emerging technology. El Dorado’s early-stage investments have included Compellent Technologies, Cyras Systems, EarthLink, Efficient Networks, Novellus and NuSpeed Internet Systems. Numerous EDV portfolio companies have gone public or been acquired by major technology companies including AT&T, Ciena, Cisco Systems, nVidia, Siemens, Texas Instruments and Yahoo. Visit www.eldorado.com for more information.
About Webb Investment Network (WIN)
Maynard Webb created the Webb Investment Network in 2010 to formalize the investing he’s done during the past fifteen years. WIN’s goal is to invest in companies that aim to change the world, particularly in the fields of mobile, internet, and cloud technologies. WIN’s Affiliate Network draws not only from Maynard’s experience but also from the experience of CEOs, CTOs, and founders/entrepreneurs who comprise the Network. WIN provides portfolio companies with capital and, more importantly, on demand advice. Visit www.winfunding.com for more information.
About Vesbridge Partners
Vesbridge Partners thrives on helping leading-edge companies bring their software and service platforms to the enterprise market. Vesbridge Partners has a long history as part of St. Paul Venture Capital (SPVC), a well-established early-stage venture capital firm with a strong track record during the past 15 years of helping finance some of the industry’s most successful technology companies. Visit www.vesbridge.com for more information.
Lockpath is a market leader in corporate governance, risk management, regulatory compliance (GRC) and information security (InfoSec) software. The company’s flexible, scalable and fully integrated suite of applications is used by organizations to automate business processes, reduce enterprise risk and demonstrate regulatory compliance to achieve audit-ready status. Lockpath serves a client base of global organizations ranging from small and midsize companies to Fortune 10 enterprises in more than 15 industries. The company is headquartered in Overland Park, Kansas.