Cybersecurity Firm Redacted Moves HQ From San Francisco to Austin
A cybersecurity firm named “[redacted]” announced Friday that it would relocate its headquarters from San Francisco to Austin.
The remote-first company said in a statement that it plans to hire 50 more employees this year with a focus on sales and technical talent.
The new hires will help accelerate the adoption of the company’s [RIP//TIDE] platform, while also supporting the growth of the company’s subsidiary, called bracket f, which focuses on cybersecurity solutions for federal, state and local governments.
“Since day one [redacted] has operated a virtual office because we are intent on hiring the world’s best cybersecurity talent from around the world and don’t want any roadblocks getting in the way of doing just that,” Max Kelly, the company’s co-founder and CEO, said in a statement. “Austin has a growing and vibrant security industry that we look forward to joining.”
Kelly founded, built and managed Facebook’s security team before going on to work at the National Security Agency and U.S. Cyber Command. He co-founded [redacted] in 2015 with John Hering, the co-founder and CEO of cybersecurity firm Lookout.
[Redacted] operated in stealth until last year, when it emerged with a $35 million Series B funding round that brought its total venture funding to $60 million.
The company was not immediately available for further comment about its Austin headquarters. This article will be updated as more information becomes available.