Data Breaches Boost Funding for Cybersecurity Startups

In the 2015 first half, venture firms invested $1.2 billion in cybersecurity startups.  On Monday, Google Capital, GOOG 16.05 % the search giant’s growth-equity fund, made its first cybersecurity investment, leading a $100 million round in Crowdstrike, known for outing Chinese and Russian hackers. Allegis Capital this month said it closed on $100 million toward a fund focused on cybersecurity. Three years ago, private-equity fund Blackstone Group had no cybersecurity investments; now it has seven.