CNBC Upstart 100

Awake Security

Founders: Keith Amidon, Michael Callahan, Debabrata Dash, Gary Golomb
CEO: Rahul Kashyap
Launched: 2014
Headquarters: Santa Clara, California
Industries: Cybersecurity, enterprise technology

Pictured above: Rahul Kashyap

An illustration of Awake's threat-detection sequence
Awake Security

Awake's machine learning system helps cybersecurity experts analyze threats at a much faster pace, increasing security-team efficiency and improving visibility. Top investors include Greylock Partners and Bain Capital Ventures.