SourceClear, a Seattle startup that helps developers identify security threats, has raised $1.5 million in financing. Backers of the company include Box Chief Trust Officer Justin Somaini; former Cisco VP Frank Marshall; former Cisco board member Mary Cirillo; Kinzer Capital; and Realise Capital Partners.
The company is led by Mark Curphey, who previously headed the software security program at Charles Schwab and led the information security tools team at Microsoft. Other co-founders include software engineer Jason Nichols and former Boeing and Foundstone engineer Paul Ambrosini.
“Developers are literally the only people who can solve the epidemic in software security,” said Curphey in a statement. “Traditional security tools were built for security and IT people, and there has been poor adoption and high degrees of friction from developers. With the cloud, agile, open-source, mobile, devops, big-data, artificial intelligence and social platforms, developers are changing the world faster than ever before and security tools simply haven’t kept up.”