Cybersecurity start-ups raised $3bn (£2.3bn) in the first half of this year, according to investment firm Momentum Cyber.
Q1 saw $963m raised, while Q2 brought in $2.08bn. The number of deals was however split evenly, with Q1 seeing 103 investments and Q2 seeing 106.
Q2 saw the largest total investment value since Momentum started tracking cybersecurity investment in Q1 2010, when the figure stood at just $197m.
If the rate of investment continues, 2018 will top the $5.3bn raised in the entire of 2017.
The most active security areas, according to Momentum, were: identity and access management, data security, risk and compliance, and threat intelligence.
Momentum Cyber has published a list of the top beneficiaries in H1, from which CRN has researched and profiled the top 10.
10. Fairwarning - $60m
This Florida-based firm announced its first round of funding in June, raking in $60m from California-based equity firm Mainsail Partners.
Founded in 2005, Fairwarning offers cloud application security services designed to protect tech including Salesforce and Office 365.
On its website Fairwarning claims to manage $650bn-worth of assets and 8,500 healthcare facilities.
The firm counts UK-based ITHealth and Capita among its key channel partners.
9. Claroty - $60m
Based in New York, Claroty announced a Series B round of $60m in June, adding to its first round of $32m which came in July 2016.
Claroty was founded in 2014 and provides a network protection platform to monitor work assets and communication patterns.
Aside from its New York base, the firm has offices in Washington, Tel Aviv and Paris.
8. Bitsight - $60m
Bitsight raised $60m in Series D funding in June, taking its total amount raised to $154.4m.
Founded in 2011, the Massachusetts-based cyber-risk management specialist uses its software to aid the carrying out of tasks associated with business risks.
According to Momentum, the Bitsight platform analyses vast amounts of external data to assist in the scrutiny of potential business decisions that could pose a threat to an organisation.
On its website Bitsight claims to "transform how companies manage third and fourth-party risk, underwrite cyber-insurance policies, benchmark security performance, and assess aggregate risk with objective, verifiable and actionable security ratings".
Tom Turner, the firm's CEO, previously had a VP role at IBM and a director role at Cisco.
Bitsight counts security giant Optiv among its key channel partners.
7. Ledger - $75.1m
Paris-based Ledger raised $75.1m in Series B funding in January, taking its total raised to $83.6m.
Launched in 2014, the firm specialises in providing security products around cryptocurrency and Blockchain.
Ledger targets both consumers and enterprises. Its hardware wallet, of which Ledger claims to have sold one million, is a USB-sized device that can be used to make payments in cryptocurrency and is priced at £89.99. A more advanced model costs just under £250.
In the enterprise space the firm offers a "vault" which it bills as a "multi-authorisation cryptocurrency wallet management solution", targeted at asset managers.
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