Grip Security Co-founders, Left to Right: Idan Fast (CTO), Lior Yaari (CEO), Alon Shenkler (VP R&D). (Grip Security)

Cloud application security startup Grip Security emerged from stealth today with $6 million in seed funding, underscoring how modern software development and the cloud are becoming increasingly entwined.

The company, started by three Israeli citizens who met while serving in the same military signals intelligence unit, is being backed by investments from YL Ventures and a number of individuals, including CrowdStrike CEO George Kurtz, former Akamai Chief Security Officer Andy Ellis, former Zscaler CISO Michael Sutton and others.

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