IT Security and Compliance are incredibly complex but entirely necessary to run a business. However, the usual methods for preparing for a compliance audit like ISO 27001 are time-consuming, cost-intensive, and error-prone. That's where Fabiola Munguia and Grigory Emelianov come in with their startup Secfix (former requestee), helping smaller and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) to become secure and ISO 27001 compliant in weeks rather than months.
Fabiola Munguia: “Our motto is always: make it as easy as ordering a pizza. We want to help businesses become secure and compliant without them needing to worry about investing 1000's of hours to do it”.
This innovative business model now brings well-known investors on board, including the founders of hotel.de, Torsten Sturm, Dr. Heinz Raufer, and Reinhard Wick(the latter two were also the first investors of FlixBus) as well as Dr.Heinrich Arnold, the former CEO of Detecon International and Head of Research at Telekom, Paul Taffee, CEO of FINANCE People Solutions and former CFO ofPepsi Cola, Nike, and Dell DACH, Sarah Wolff, CEO of i-Welt and Andrea Lederer,Director Market Management at Expedia.
With an actual six-figure pre-seed round in the bank, Secfix now is going to further develop its first product, a marketplace for ethical hackers (booking.com for good hackers), and also implement a software solution to automate ISO 27001 (a core security standard used all over the world to help businesses protect their systems and secure their data).
Furthermore, the startup is expanding its partner network of certified auditors and pentesting companies and developing all the necessary integrations for the customer software. Step by step, more certifications like TISAX, PCI DSS, HIPAA, NIST will be added, and even own Secfix certifications will be designed to create a leading and holistic SecurityMonitoring Platform for SMBs. The fresh funding round will also be used to grow the team and invest in Marketing &Sales as well as Corporate Development.
Secfix has already received several awards. In addition to the 5th Munich Digital Innovation Award, Fabiola Munguia was nominated under the 14 top Female Founders 2020 by Handelsblatt and McKinsey& Company and under the top 100 most innovative women in Germany in 2021.
Dr. Heinz Raufer (representative for the investors): “We are happy to be a part of this extremely exciting startup with its very energetic and professional founder team and its highly innovative product.Cyber Security is a big future topic and a fast-growing market.”