Protos Labs, a Singapore-based cyber risk management company, has on Monday announced a successful seed round funding of SGD $3 million ($2.19 million).

The company said in a statement that the seed round saw participation from several prominent investors, reflecting the growing importance of holistic risk prevention and transference solutions.

The investors include BEENEXT, VinaCapital Ventures, Artem Ventures (in partnership with FWD Insurance), Plug and Play Silicon Valley, Investible, Gan Konsulindo, 1337 Ventures and Gobi Partners.

According to the statement, the firm plans to use the funds to accelerate its global expansion and product development, as it works to revolutionize the cyber insurance and risk management landscape.

It said the company’s innovative solutions have already garnered the attention of leading organizations such as the Lloyd’s of London and the Cybersecurity Agency of Singapore.

It is noted that the cyber risk landscape is fraught with constant volatility, making it challenging for enterprises and insurers to stay ahead of emerging threats.

Protos Labs tackles this issue by fusing technologies in artificial intelligence, statistical modelling, threat intelligence, and cyber risk management, allowing organizations to make informed and agile risk decisions.

This approach enables them to adapt to the dynamic cyber threat environment, providing next-generation solutions to both cyber underwriters and enterprise risk managers.

“We are excited to partner with VinaCapital Ventures and leverage their insights to expand into Vietnam,” said Protos Labs Founder Joey Lee.

According to him, this investment comes at a time of accelerated growth for the firm and its push to become Asia’s leading specialty cyber insurer, which is matched by VinaCapital’s unparalleled network in enterprise market and their ambition to build something significant in cyberspace.

Protos Labs is a cyber risk management company founded by ex-Booz Allen cyber leaders Lee and Simeon Tan.

Accoladed by the cybersecurity authority in Singapore, Protos Labs specializes in cyber risk analytics, helping insurers to underwrite and price cyber risks while continuously minimizing the risk of a cyber incident.

They also empower enterprises with real-time risk governance and visibility capabilities.

By combining artificial intelligence (AI) and Cybersecurity, Protos Labs pushes the frontier of cyber risk management and resolves to protect businesses in Asia and around the world from real-world cyber-attacks.

“We are enthusiastic about Protos Labs’ vision and commitment to innovative cyber risk management,

As a lead investor, we see the potential for substantial growth in the cyber insurance market and are eager to support this pioneering approach,” said Faiz Rahman, Partner at BEENEXT.

Low Zhen Hui, Managing Partner at Artem Ventures, said that as Southeast Asia’s digital economy continues to expand, and as cyber threats evolve, the need for a robust and comprehensive cyber risk management tool has become more pressing than ever.

“We have been working with Protos Labs since last year, as they have been part of FWD’s Startup Studio accelerator program,

“Having observed their development and enhancement of their cyber risk management platform, we are confident that Protos Labs is well-positioned to address the gaps in the cyber risk space,” he added.

Trung Hoang, Partner at VinaCapital Ventures, said that Vietnam is an increasingly digital economy with growing emphasis on cyber.

“Protos Labs’ mission is to be the innovative hub of the region’s cyber insurance sector,

“With the Vietnamese government promoting digital transformation, Protos Labs can play a part in not just improving cyber security infrastructure but also the lives of Vietnam’s consumers,” he added.

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