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Cyber security service provider Lucideus Tech raises angel funding

Press Trust of India
1st Sep 2016
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Cyber security service provider Lucideus Tech has received angel funding from Amit Choudhary, director of Motilal Oswal Private Equity Advisors. The startup, which was incubated by IIT-Bombay, had previously received funding from Anand Chandrasekaran (former Snapdeal Chief Product Officer) and Flipkart Chief Financial Officer Sanjay Baweja. It helps enterprises assess risks to their IT infrastructure.

Saket Modi, co-founder and CEO of Lucideus Tech, Source : Forbesindia
Saket Modi, co-founder and CEO of Lucideus Tech, Source : Forbes India

Lucideus co-founder and CEO Saket Modi told PTI without disclosing the size of the latest round of funding. Lucideus will use the funds for expanding its team and business operations.

Typically, our angel investors have invested in the range of about $50,000-100,000 individually. The funding has also to do more with the mentorship that our angel investors provide. We have started building our own platform that should be ready by next year. We will also use the investment to strengthen our team to 100 people by the end of year (from 70).

He added that the company saw its topline growing 250 percent to Rs 4.2 crore for fiscal ended March 2016 and expects to close this year with about $1.5-2 million (about Rs 13 crore). The New Delhi-based company works with companies like Coca Cola, Tata Sky, ICICI Bank, Standard Chartered, Indigo and KFC among others. It is also responsible for the security of the recently launched Unified Payments Interface (UPI). Choudhary said Lucideus has shown significant growth in the last four years of their business, one of the reasons why he invested in the company.


Also readFrom hacking his chemistry paper to being a cyber security expert: Saket Modi’s journey with Lucideus


They have a strong business model. Cyber security is going to play a key role in the days ahead and I hope to help Lucideus build a global business, he added.

The company gets about 25-30 percent of its revenues from clients across geographies including the US, Hong Kong and Middle East, Modi said.

This funding will also set the tone for the startup's Series A round, which it plans to raise early next year.
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