34 minutes | May 18, 2019

861: Axonius - The Most Innovative Startup 2019 Winner By RSAC

The team at Axonius often jokingly refer to themselves as the most “boring startup” around, but their industry peers don’t see it that way. The company just so happens to be one of the hottest in cybersecurity having been named “Most Innovative Startup” at the recent RSA Conference and SC Magazine’s “Rookie Security Company of the Year”. Axonius is a cybersecurity asset management platform providing actionable visibility and policy enforcement for all assets and users. Essentially the company is solving what they call the least sexy part of cybersecurity, which is the asset management problem. But once again, they are being incredibly modest.

The RSA Conference is the world’s leading information security conferences and expositions, announced that Axonius was selected winner of the fourteenth-annual RSAC Innovation Sandbox Contest. A panel of leading venture capitalists, entrepreneurs and industry veterans judged the contest and named Axonius RSAC’s “Most Innovative Startup 2019.”

“I am blown away that the judges recognized a problem as mundane as asset management to be the winner this year,” said Nathan Burke, chief marketing officer of Axonius. “It is amazing that a really big and nagging problem that hasn’t been solved yet is something that the judges decided is worthy of winning.”

In its fourteenth year, the RSAC Innovation Sandbox Contest is a leading platform for startups to showcase their groundbreaking technologies that have the potential to transform the cybersecurity industry. In the past five years alone, the RSAC Innovation Sandbox Contest’s top 10 finalists have collectively seen 14 acquisitions and have received over $2.2 billion in investments.

Past winners include companies such as Phantom, Invincea, UnifyID and, most recently, BigID. For a more complete picture of where past RSAC Innovation Sandbox participants stand today, visit the RSAC Innovation Sandbox Leaderboard, powered by Crunchbase, for updated status and funding totals.

I wanted to learn more about the Axonius story and what inspired them to solve a nagging problem experienced by every business but hadn't been solved, until now. Nathan Burke joins me on my daily tech podcast to share his journey with Axonius and also the inspirational story of exactly how they earned the award of the “Most Innovative Startup 2019.” at the RSAC Innovation Sandbox Contest


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