Press Releases

2017

Versive Raises $12.7 Million Behind Significant Market Advantage and Demand for AI-Powered Cybersecurity Solutions

Seattle, WA – August 22, 2017 – Versive, the leader in mission-focused adversary detection, today announced it has raised an additional $12.7 million in funding. Building on early market traction for the Versive Security Engine (VSE), this investment validates Versive’s approach: one built around the distinct characteristics of the adversary mission stages, objectives, and behaviors inside the network. Utilizing this framework allows the VSE to cut through network noise and highlight only the critical threats. Furthermore, this approach to automating human expertise with Artificial Intelligence (AI) is extensible. Versive will add new use cases leveraging the same software platform and underlying data.

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Versive and Cloudera Partner to Fill the Growing Cybersecurity Capability Gap

Versive, a leader in AI-powered cybersecurity, announced a strategic partnership with Cloudera, provider of the modern platform for machine learning and advanced analytics built on the latest open-source technologies. The joint solution enables organizations to fill the most urgent enterprise cybersecurity gap: the ability to automatically detect advanced persistent cyber threats across the network.

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Versive and Peiter “Mudge” Zatko Release Next-Generation Adversary Detection White Paper

July 26, 2017 SEATTLE — Versive, the leader in automating enterprise operations with AI, today announced the release of a new white paper, “Next Generation Adversary Detection: Artificial Intelligence Meets Mission-Focused Threat Hunting.” The white paper, written by Versive advisor and network security expert Peiter “Mudge” Zatko, outlines the mission-focused approach to adversary detection and discusses how to use AI and open-source technology to both automate and enhance cybersecurity.

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Versive Wins 2017 Best of Interop ITX Award for Cybersecurity

May 31, 2017 SEATTLE — Versive, the global leader in adaptive decision science, today announced its selection as the 2017 Best of Interop ITX Award winner in the Security category for the Versive Security Engine. The Best of Interop Awards program recognizes the best new products and services that solve real-world customer problems and help advance the IT industry.

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Versive Detects Advanced Cyber Campaigns Automatically with Advanced AI

SEATTLE – MAY 11, 2017 – Versive, the global leader in adaptive decision science, today announced the general availability of the Versive Security Engine, an automated threat-hunting system built on Versive’s enterprise-scale artificial intelligence platform.

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Versive Featured on CB Insights’ “Artificial Intelligence 100” List

January 10, 2017 SEATTLE — Versive, the global leader in adaptive decision science, has been named to CB Insights’ prestigious Artificial Intelligence 100 list (“AI 100”), a select group of emerging private companies working on groundbreaking artificial intelligence technology.

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2016

Context Relevant Announces the Appointment of Joseph Polverari as CEO

April 07, 2016 SEATTLE–Pioneering automated data science platform firm Context Relevant, Inc., today announced the appointment of Joseph Polverari as its Chief Executive Officer. Polverari brings more than twenty years of experience building complex SaaS services for the financial services industry.

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2015
2014

Context Relevant Upgrades Cloudera 5 Certification to Include Enhanced Security Features

Dec 10, 2014 SEATTLE — Context Relevant today announced that it has upgraded its Cloudera 5 (CDH5) Certification to include enhanced security features. This certification comes just weeks after the predictive analytics company successfully integrated its Big Data 2.0 solutions with the latest version of Cloudera’s unified analytic data management platform

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Context Relevant Wins Cloudera 5 Certification as Demand Surges for its Big Data 2.0 Solutions

Nov. 18, 2014 SEATTLE — Context Relevant today announced that it has been certified on Cloudera 5 (CDH5), the latest version of Cloudera’s unified analytic data management platform, Cloudera Enterprise. Built on Apache Hadoop, CDH5 serves as the core of enterprise data hubs globally and is widely regarded as the category leader, setting the standard for Apache Hadoop in the enterprise.

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Context Relevant’s Christopher Re Receives Moore Foundation ‘Data-Driven Discovery’ Award

Nov. 12, 2014 SEATTLE — Context Relevant today proudly announced that Christopher Re, a renowned data scientist and key member of the company’s Data Science Advisory Board, was named a Moore Investigator as part of the Data-Driven Discovery Initiative advanced by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. Re is Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Robert N. Noyce Family Faculty Scholar at Stanford University, in addition to being an early employee at Context Relevant and maintaining a key advisory role at the company.

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Context Relevant Appoints Cyber-Security Expert Richard Clarke as Head of Security Products

Sept. 25, 2014 SEATTLE — Context Relevant today announced it has appointed former United States National Coordinator for Security and Counter-terrorism, Richard Clarke, as the firm’s acting Head of Security Products. Clarke, a member of the Context Relevant Advisory Board and CEO of cyber-security advisory firm Good Harbor Security Risk Management, will further develop the company’s plan to assist financial institutions with security solutions.

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Big Data Meets Big Security: Context Relevant and Richard Clarke’s Good Harbor Join Forces To Combat World’s Data Security Threats

Feb 11, 2014 SEATTLE — Context Relevant, a developer of trusted ‘big data’ analytics software that solves daunting business problems and uncovers new profit opportunities, today announced a strategic partnership with White House national security expert Richard Clarke and his cybersecurity consulting firm, Good Harbor Security Risk Management.

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451 Report Reveals Massive Demand For Context Relevant’s Big Data 2.0 Applications Across All Verticals; Company Continues to Focus on Wall Street

July 29, 2014 SEATTLE — In a recent report, 451 Research urges Context Relevant to expand to other verticals beyond finance, but customer demand among the world’s leading financial organizations is too high. After raising $21 Million in Series B funding, the developer of the world’s fastest automated predictive analytics software for Big Data 2.0 applications is seeing unprecedented demand within the finance vertical – justifying a strategy to focus on servicing Wall Street.

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Machine learning startup Context Relevant raises $21M in series B funding

July 29, 2014 SEATTLE — Context Relevant, the world’s fastest automated predictive analytics software for Big Data 2.0 applications, today announced it has raised $21 Million in Series B funding led by San Francisco-based Formation 8.

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Context Relevant Announces $13.5 Million in Series B-1 Funding and Strategic Partnerships With Bank of America Merrill Lynch & Goldman Sachs

September 25, 2014 SEATTLE — Context Relevant today announced completing $13.5 million in Series B-1 funding with participation by Goldman Sachs, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Formation 8, New York Life, and Bloomberg Beta. This latest round of funding comes just months after the company closed $21 million in a Series B round, bringing total funding to-date for Context Relevant to $42 million.

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2013

Data Analysis Startup Context Relevant Raises $7M Series A Round

July 16, 2013 SEATTLE — Context Relevant, the first predictive analytics application with automated machine learning for data-driven CEOs, CMOs and their analyst teams, closed a $7M Series A round from Madrona Venture Group, Vulcan Capital, Bloomberg Beta, Geoff Entress, and other private investors. Context Relevant will use the investment to accelerate hiring as the company ships real-time behavioral analytics solutions for finance, web personalization and online travel.

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Context Relevant Launches Behavioral Analytics Library for Adobe Marketing Cloud

August 13, 2013 SEATTLE — Context Relevant announced the availability of the behavioral analytics library for Adobe Marketing Cloud (formerly SiteCatalyst and Omniture) that automates analytics using machine learning. The Adobe Marketing Cloud behavioral analytics library from Context Relevant accelerates content optimization cycles across multiple marketing channels – and generates forecasts and actionable recommendations in near real-time.

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2012

Context Relevant Raises $1.3M

Big Data analytics startup Context Relevant has raised $1.3 million in seed funding. Madrona Venture Group led the round. Angel investors, including Geoff Entress, Mike McSherry, Cliff Kushler and Mark Illing also invested.

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