Tel Aviv, June 29, 2023 — Nokod Security, a company developing security for low-code / no-code custom applications and Robotic Process Automation (RPA), announced its $8 million seed round, which will be used to establish a presence in the United States market, as well as to expand the R&D teams and support novel research of security vulnerabilities in the low-code/no-code domain. Funds were raised from Acrew Capital, Meron Capital and Flint Capital, firms with a successful track record of investing in top companies in the data protection, software verification and cybersecurity sectors like Exabeam, Mitiga, Laminar, Socure, and others.
Adoption of low-code / no-code and RPA platforms like Microsoft PowerApps, ServiceNow or UiPath is predicted to reach 65% of the IT market by 2024. More so, Generative AI and ChatGPT-like tools, introduced just this past year, are set to hyper-accelerate low-code / no-code development. Although these platforms provide businesses with fast application development with minimal complex coding using third-party toolkits, they are not covered by the application security stack. As a result, the applications and automations create a new attack surface as well as introduce the risk of compliance violations.
Yair Finzi, a former Head of Department in an elite cyber security unit of the Israeli Army and a cybersecurity entrepreneur with over 15 years of experience, and Amichai Shulman, a cybersecurity researcher, advisor, entrepreneur and investor with multiple successful exits, recognized this gap early on. They have a proven track record of running successful companies: Yair co-founded and led SecuredTouch (acquired by Ping Identity), while Amichai co-founded and served as CTO of application and data security giant, Imperva.