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Illumio: protecting data even if a hacker breaks in

Company name: Illumio
Headquarters: Sunnyvale, California
Funding to date: $142.5 million in 3 rounds

Illumio was an almost instant enterprise startup darling in 2015, achieving $1 billion unicorn valuation earlier this year, a mere six months after coming out of “stealth mode.”

That was only 27 months after it raised its first seed round.

Illumio is offers a security product that protects apps inside the data center even after a hacker breaks into the network.

It’s backed by big names like Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff, Yahoo founder Jerry Yang, Box’s CEO Aaron Levie, Andreessen Horowitz’s Ben Horowitz and others.