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Security Startup Synack Raises $1.5 Million

Synack, a startup that allows users to crowdsource security testing of their software systems in virtual private environments, announced Thursday that it raised $1.5 million in a seed round of venture funding. Contributors to the round include Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Greylock Partners, Wing Venture Partners, Allegis Capital, and Shape Security CEO Derek Smith.


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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work