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Cobalt (company)

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Cobalt is a remote-first cybersecurity startup.[1] The company—sometimes referred to as or Cobalt Labs—provides a Pentest as a Service (PtaaS) platform that connects companies to penetration testers via a global marketplace.[2]

Cobalt has served over 750 customers across the globe since 2013.[3] Cobalt focuses exclusively on cybersecurity pentesting and is ranked in the top 1,000 companies by Crunchbase.


Cobalt was founded in July 2013 by Danish co-founders Jacob Hansen, Esben Friis-Jensen, Jakob Storm and Christian Hansen. In 2016, Caroline Wong joined as Chief Strategy Officer.[4]

Originally known as Crowdcurity, the company began as a bug bounty platform, along with companies like HackerOne and BugCrowd.[5] It eventually evolved into a Pentest as a Service (PtaaS) platform that connects customers to a global marketplace of pentesters.[6] Cobalt’s platform offers data insights, analytics, and workflow integration.[6]


In 2014, Cobalt (then Crowdcurity) raised $1 million in seed funding in a round led by Tim Draper and Kima Ventures.[7] In 2016, the company received an additional $1.5 million in seed funding in a round led by eLab Ventures, with additional investment from Tim Draper with Draper Associates.[8] A $5 million Series A round was led by byFounders in May 2018, with Managing Partner Eric Lagier joining Cobalt’s board of directors.[9] In August 2020, Cobalt raised $29 million in Series B funding led by Highland Europe, for a total of $37 million in investments to date.[3]


With a globally distributed team, Cobalt maintains offices in San Francisco, Boston and Berlin.[6] In 2020, at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the company announced a permanent shift to remote work.[1]


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  3. 3.0 3.1 " grabs $29M Series B to continue building out pentesting platform". TechCrunch. Retrieved 2021-03-16.
  4. "Caroline Wong". Forbes Councils. Retrieved 2021-03-16.
  5. Mu, Eric. "Interview With Jacob Hansen, Cofounder Of Crowdcurity, A Bitcoin Application Security Provider". Forbes. Retrieved 2021-03-16.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 " pentesting service brings wizard-like setup to platform". TechCrunch. Retrieved 2021-03-16.
  7. "Tim Draper Leads CrowdCurity's $1 Million Seed Funding Round". CoinDesk. 2014-07-28. Retrieved 2021-03-16.
  8. "Cobalt Labs Raises $1.5M for Crowdsourced Penetration Testing". eWEEK. 2016-08-17. Retrieved 2021-03-16.
  9. " Raises $5M in Series A Funding to Fuel Growth of Pen Testing as a Service Platform". Dark Reading. Retrieved 2021-03-16.

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