Announcing Our €1.5M Pre-Seed Round

Sebastian Brandes
June 13, 2022

In January 2022, Anders Skovsgaard and I got together to discuss the issues related to penetration testing. We’d both seen how expensive hiring skilled pentest consultants is and how the automated vulnerability scanners that exist in the market today don’t quite fulfill the needs of modern software companies.

Anders has worked as a pentest consultant himself for many years and knows the many pain points that a lot of software companies are dealing with. These pain points include too infrequent testing because consultants charge too high a rate, lack of transparency with respect to the coverage of the web application under test, lack of support for modern single-page application frameworks, too many false positives, no way to share test results with third parties, and the list goes on.

We got to talk about building a better solution that would address the issues that both we and other companies we know of had experienced. Before we knew it, we were already working on a prototype and, today, we can announce the launch of our product that we decided to name Heyhack. 🎉

We’re on a mission to improve the security of web applications and the first product we’re launching is an automated penetration testing services that:

  1. provides automated penetration tests on par with expert human pentesters,
  2. helps developers and security specialists patch found vulnerabilities, and
  3. enables compliance with SOC 2 and ISO 27001 and accelerates security assessments conducted by B2B customers when assessing their vendors.

Heyhack is already live so if you want to try it out, you can sign up for a free trial. 😃

Raising €1.5 Million to Fund Our Growth

In addition to the launch of Heyhack, we’re excited to announce our €1.5 million pre-seed round led by the great people at PreSeed Ventures.

The round is also supported by a range of terrific product experts and VC veterans: Bjarke Klinge Staun (ex-Creandum), Christian Jantzen (Futuristic.vc), Jonathan Sanders (Juni.co), Marcus Krylborn (Google/Sequoia), and Adam Jafer (Voi/Sequoia).

Moreover, we are grateful to have received support from NVIDIA Inception, AWS Activate, and the Innovation Fund Denmark to help fund our development efforts.

Now we're hiring fantastic designers, engineers, and marketers so if you’d like to work with a small team of passionate people, have a look at our openings on AngelList.

Feel free to reach out to us directly if you have questions or would like to learn more. We both check the inbox of info@heyhack.com. 🙂

Thank you,
Anders Skovsgaard and Sebastian Brandes

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