Announcing Vanta’s $110 Million Series B

June 8, 2022

Growing up in Columbus, Ohio, a few virtues were instilled in me from a very young age: hard work, discipline, and Ohio State football.  

The first two have been the backbone of how we’ve built Vanta since we started in 2017 (and I’d like to think I’ve recruited a few Buckeye fans along the way). When we raised our Series A last year, it was the first time we’d taken funding since graduating from Y Combinator in 2018. We spent the three years in between making sure we’d found product-market fit and had a business that could thrive on its own. By the time investors looked at our books, we’d already reached over $10 million in ARR.

Today, I’m thrilled to announce we’ve hit another milestone: Vanta has raised $110 million in Series B funding at a $1.6B valuation led by Craft Ventures with participation from Sequoia, Y Combinator, and other existing investors.

As every football fan knows, you have to react when the game on the field changes. It’s easy to raise money in a hot market. But slowdowns have a way of refocusing attention on strong business fundamentals. That’s great news for Vanta. The metrics that investors are scrutinizing now — burn rate, capital efficiency, gross margins — are ones we’ve always excelled at.

Over the past year, Vanta has surpassed 3,000 customers and 250 employees. We’ve expanded to support six compliance standards and counting. Most recently, we’ve launched Vanta Trust Reports to make it easier for companies to proactively demonstrate their real-time security status with prospects and customers. And, yeah, we’ve had a little fun building the brand along the way.

Vanta’s mission to secure the internet has never been more prescient or more relevant. As internet businesses continue to be exposed to risk (according to Verizon’s 2022 DBIR, 82% of breaches included a human element) and the price of such breaches continues to rise (IBM estimates the average total cost of a data breach rose 10% between 2020-2021), both vendors and buyers need better ways to improve their security and prove that security to one another. Vanta is already the trusted solution for obtaining compliance standards like SOC 2 and ISO 27001, and I’m excited for our plans to extend Vanta’s product offerings for both compliance and security.

CEO Christina Cacioppo at Vanta's San Francisco headquarters. Photographer: David Kepner/Vanta

Thank you to the Vanta team and our customers who’ve established Vanta as the industry leader in automated compliance. It’s an honor to enter this next phase with you.

If you’re interested in joining our mission, check our careers page.

“Vanta's expert team helped analyze our compliance requirements and shared what was needed to complete a SAQ-D. Because of this, we accelerated our timelines, saved hundreds of hours and thousands of dollars in costs.”

Klas Hesselman
Co-founder  |  Flow Networks
Vanta automates security compliance.
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