DataDome Closes $35 Million in Series B Funding to Lead the Global Battle Against Bad Bots and Online Fraud

Funding will enable cybersecurity company to capitalize on soaring global demand for its solution, which protects digital businesses against bad bot traffic and online fraud.

NEW YORK--()--DataDome, whose AI-powered SaaS solution protects online businesses against bot-driven fraud, today announced that it has secured a $35M Series B investment. The funding round was led by New York-based Elephant, with participation from DataDome’s existing investor ISAI.

The cash infusion will enable DataDome to aggressively scale its global sales, marketing, delivery and R&D teams, and puts the company on track to deliver on its ambition to double its Annual Recurring Revenue (ARR) and its customer base. More than 50% of this growth will come from the US.

Observing a 47% increase of bot fraud attacks against digital businesses over the past 6 months, DataDome secures its customers against online fraud. This includes web scraping, account takeover, Layer 7 DDoS, and payment fraud. Its AI-powered bot detection engine processes more than a trillion pieces of data every day, from 25 worldwide points of presence, to protect the largest global digital businesses in real time. According to the research and advisory firm Gartner, by 2024 more than 60% of online retailers will rely exclusively on machine learning for online fraud detection while abandoning traditional rule-based solutions that cannot cope with bot agility.

DataDome serves DevSecOps professionals with a full SaaS platform, combined with enterprise-level professional services and dedicated bot Security Operations Centers (SOCs). It easily integrates with any web infrastructure, and a prospect under attack can be protected in less than an hour. Thanks to strong technical partnerships with all major cloud providers and CDNs, DataDome can also be activated at the edge in just a few clicks via platforms such as AWS, Fastly, Cloudflare and Salesforce Commerce Cloud.

“We owe our current hypergrowth to customers like Axel Springer, AngelList Talent, Australia Post, Limited, and Foot Locker who have placed their trust in us to protect them from malicious bot traffic and online fraud,” said Fabien Grenier, co-founder and CEO of DataDome. "With its expertise in both e-commerce and SaaS, Elephant is an ideal partner as we continue to scale aggressively, particularly in the US, in order to serve even more e-commerce businesses and fulfill our mission to free the internet of fraudulent traffic."

“We have followed DataDome for several years, and have been extremely impressed by the product, the team, and the growth in enterprise customer acquisition,” said Andy Hunt, General Partner of Elephant.

“The global Bot Detection market is large and growing rapidly, driven by greater eCommerce penetration and increasingly sophisticated bots. We’re excited to team up with DataDome and help them build on their ambitious vision,” said Julie Effron, Partner of Elephant.

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About Elephant

Elephant is a venture capital firm founded in 2015 that invests in the enterprise software, internet and mobile markets. Elephant has raised over US $900 million and is a leading investor in several security and eCommerce businesses, with a portfolio that includes KnowBe4, Allbirds, and Postscript.

About DataDome

Founded in 2015, DataDome is a global provider of AI-powered real-time bot protection for websites, mobile apps & APIs. DataDome’s mission is to free the web from fraudulent traffic, so that sensitive data remains safe and online platforms can perform at optimum speed. Based on AI and machine learning, DataDome’s global cybersecurity solution protects the largest digital commerce businesses, including Axel Springer, AngelList Talent, Australia Post, Limited, and Foot Locker.


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DataDome, a provider of real-time bot solutions announced that it has secured a $35M Series B investment.

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