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Symantec

4 Disclosed Funding Rounds $1,173,000,000

17 Participating Investments $232,750,328


Cyber Security, Security, Computer, Information Technology

Symantec provides security, storage, and systems management solutions that help consumers secure and manage their information.

Mountain View, California, United States, North America (US)

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Founded date 01, 1982

Founders Gary Hendrix

Operating Status Active

Funding Stage M&A

Last Funding Type Post-IPO Secondary

Also known as Norton Lifelock

Company Type For Profit


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Symantec provides security, storage and systems management solutions that help consumers secure and manage their information. The company operates through three segments: consumer security, enterprise security, and information management. The consumer security segment offers Norton-branded services that provide multi-layer security and identity protection on desktop and mobile operating systems to defend against online threats to individuals, families, and small businesses. The enterprise security segment offers secure socket layer certificates, authentication, mail and web security, data center security, data loss prevention, information security services, endpoint security and management, encryption, and mobile security services offerings. Symantec’s products and services help its customers to secure their confidential information wherever it resides in the network path from the user’s device to the data’s resting place. The information management segment focuses on backup and recovery, archiving and e-discovery, storage, and high availability solutions helping to ensure that its customers’ IT infrastructure and mission-critical applications are protected, managed, and available. The company serves individuals, households, and small businesses; small, medium, and large enterprises; and government and public sector customers. It markets and sells its products and related services through direct sales force, ecommerce platform, distributors, direct marketers, internet-based resellers, system builders, internet service providers, wireless carriers, retailers, original equipment manufacturers, and retail and online stores. Symantec was founded by Gene Meltser and Steffen Low in 1982 and is based in Mountain View, California.

Date Round Raised Lead
August, 16, 2018 Post-IPO Secondary $670,000,000 Starboard Value
February, 04, 2016 Post-IPO Equity $500,000,000 Silver Lake Partners
June, 01, 1983 Series A $3,000,000 Kleiner Perkins
March, 01, 1982 Grant Undisclosed National Science Foundation

Symantec Participated In the Following Investment Rounds (17)

Organization Name Lead? Round Partners Participating Raise Date
Mocana No Series D ------- $25,000,000 August, 23, 2012
Backupify Yes Series C ------- $9,000,000 July, 11, 2012
LifeLock No Series E ------- $108,490,000 March, 14, 2012
Mocana Yes Series C ------- Undisclosed May, 27, 2010
Veracode No Series D ------- $12,260,328 February, 08, 2010
LifeLock Yes Series D ------- $40,000,000 August, 05, 2009
Veracode No Series B ------- $19,500,000 January, 22, 2007
Mazu Networks No Venture - Series Unknown ------- $7,000,000 February, 07, 2006
ClearPoint Metrics No Venture - Series Unknown ------- $3,500,000 December, 28, 2005
Teros No Series D ------- $8,000,000 April, 14, 2005
Mazu Networks Yes Series C ------- $12,000,000 December, 13, 2004
Secure Data In Motion Yes Series B ------- $8,000,000 November, 10, 2004
Authentica No Series C ------- $8,000,000 February, 10, 2004
SecureLogix Yes Series C ------- $4,200,000 April, 30, 2003
SecureLogix No Series B ------- $10,400,000 February, 11, 2002
Virtela Technology Services No Series B ------- $35,000,000 October, 15, 2001
Brightmail Yes Series C ------- $35,000,000 July, 25, 2000

Symantec Investors (5)

Investor Lead? Round Participating Raise Date Partners
Starboard Value Yes Post-IPO Secondary $670,000,000 August, 16, 2018 -------
Silver Lake Partners Yes Post-IPO Equity $500,000,000 February, 04, 2016 -------
Kleiner Perkins Yes Series A $3,000,000 June, 01, 1983 -------
Sequoia Capital No Series A $3,000,000 June, 01, 1983 -------
National Science Foundation Yes Grant Undisclosed March, 01, 1982 -------