For the startup community, not all funding is created equal. And for those companies ready to scale, the funds themselves are often only one piece of what they're after.

This new category was created to recognize venture capital or angel investors that contributed late-stage funding to cybersecurity startups during the 2021 calendar year in an effort to enable significant expansion, while also delivering market and business expertise to prepare the business for marked growth. These investments go beyond dollars to prepare entrepreneur for an expected transition from startup to enterprise.

Click here to see our full list of 2022 SC Award finalists.