ThriveDX of Coral Gables raises an additional $75M in funding for cybersecurity training mission

ThriveDX, a fast-growing cybersecurity and digital skills workforce development training platform formerly known as HackerU, announced today a new investment of $75 million from NightDragon and its affiliates.

NightDragon, a cybersecurity and privacy investment firm, joins early strategic partner Prytek as the co-lead investor in ThriveDX’s current funding round, which is now more than $100 million, ThriveDX said without disclosing the amount. Two weeks ago, Refresh Miami reported ThriveDx raised over $110 million to date from Prytek, a multinational tech firm that has invested in multiple rounds.

ThriveDX provides digital skills training to individuals and businesses. The global company focuses on closing the gap between the current workforce’s skills and the needs businesses have in a digital-first world. Courses from ThriveDX include cybersecurity, UI/UX design, data science & analytics, and digital marketing. ThriveDX develops and launches these courses in collaboration with corporations and prestigious academic institutions like the University of Miami, University of Michigan, and New York University.

“The NightDragon team has been in the industry for a long time and deeply understands the need to nurture the next generation of cybersecurity defenders. ThriveDX is the first company we have seen to solve this problem in a scalable way and we look forward to applying our own knowledge and expertise to help them grow,” said David DeWalt, Founder and Managing Director of NightDragon, who has joined the board. DeWalt was previously the CEO of cyber firms FireEye and McAfee.

ThriveDX, based in Coral Gables, was founded in 2006 in Israel by Gil Adani and Dan Vigdor, who are Co-CEOs. ThriveDX’s revenue more than doubled in 2021 and is expected to more than double again this year, Vigdor has said. The company currently has about 2,200 employees and expects to end the year at 3,200, VentureBeat reported.

The new funding will support ThriveDX’s  mission to grow the technology talent pool to fill the 2.7 million open cybersecurity positions and close the broader digital skills gap. “The single biggest threat to industry, to the global economy, is the lack of cybersecurity and digital skills talent in the workforce, especially with cyber attacks impacting every industry at rapid pace and threats becoming even more pervasive,” Vigdor said in a statement.

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