NY-based cyber startup Elpha Secure completes a $20 mn Series A funding

Elpha Secure, the first cyber insurance startup to combine proprietary cybersecurity software with coverage to improve risk transfer, has completed a $20 million Series A funding round led by Canapi Ventures, with participation from Stone Point Ventures, AXIS Capital, State Farm Ventures, The Hartford STAG Ventures, Fermat Capital Management, and EOS Venture Partners.

Founded in 2018, the NY-based startup provides a cyber protection solution for small and midsize businesses that combines cybersecurity technology with insurance policies. The cyber insurance product is backed by AXIS Surplus Insurance Company and Everest Indemnity Insurance Company.

Digital threats are growing in variety, frequency, and intensity, so cyber insurance is becoming indispensable. Yet, smaller businesses are finding they don’t have adequate cyber infrastructure to qualify for insurance.

Today’s small and midsized businesses are not only at a greater risk than ever of suffering a cyberattack, but they also face significant hurdles when it comes to acquiring cyber insurance policies.

By embedding security controls directly into their policies, Elpha Secure removes the friction associated with acquiring a cyber insurance policy, while simultaneously controlling loss ratios for their carrier partners.

In offering an unprecedented solution that newly combines both cyber protection software and insurance, Elpha Secure greatly reduces the cyber risks in the system for all.

Elpha Secure’s innovation in monitoring, reducing, and managing risk throughout the life of an insurance policy aims to improve an insured’s risk profile, ultimately delivering better experiences and outcomes for all stakeholders.

by Peter Sonner