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Debricked Secures 22M SEK to Help Developers Use & Select Open Source

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Debricked Secures 22M SEK to Help Developers Use & Select Open Source

Malmö, Sweden - September, 2021 - Open source security startup Debricked raises 22 million SEK ($2.5 M) in a funding round led by Luminar Ventures, Brightly Ventures and Almi Invest, with participation from several business angel investors.

“After a year collaborating with the Debricked team, We are delighted with the progress, and excited to support and work with this fantastic bunch on the next leg of their journey”
- Andy Johnston, Partner at Brightly Ventures

As open source adoption continues to grow across various industries - from cloud-based services to autonomous vehicles, the need to properly manage your open source, and address associated risks increases rapidly. With the recent investment, Debricked aspires to be the go-to solution for developers around the world.

Automating open source security

Since its foundation in 2018, Debricked has been on a mission to revolutionize the way in which open source is used. The company offers a service that automates the detection of vulnerabilities and delivers solutions for those vulnerabilities in open source components used in customers’ applications. This helps companies stay on top of security while maintaining development efficiency and speed.

Today the Debricked service is used by both local and international clients such as American Gas & Energy giant Ameresco, Swedish fintech unicorn Tink recently acquired by Visa, as well as European medtech unicorn Kry/LIVI and about 60 other organizations in over 10 countries.

The most refined search engine

With their latest innovation, Open Source Select, Debricked aims to make searching and comparing open source packages a breeze. This is done by providing an in-depth analysis of the community health and offering contextualization to help developers make an informed decision.

"Traditionally, developers in search of a, let's say frontend framework, would google and then spend hours on research, making sure it's a good project, and that it fits the standards of the organization, such as having an appropriate license type and with good security characteristics. With Debricked Open Source Select, a developer can simply search for the functionality that they want and get instant recommendations and feedback on their search, if the community seems healthy and if it's compliant or not amongst other things - all in one place," says Daniel Wisenhoff, CEO and co-founder of Debricked.

Cloning all GitHub data and relying on a multitude of other sources, Open Source Select is the most refined search engine for open source on the market.

"I am so excited about Debricked, their cybersecurity products and their release of Open Source Select, a platform consisting of more than 28 million projects to select from!
Open Source is becoming the major part of most applications and digital services. Developers have not really had a good place to search, compare and evaluate which Open Source components to choose. Exciting times ahead, this is just the beginning!", says Magnus Bergman, Partner at Luminar Ventures

Aiming for the stars

Besides this investment round, last year Debricked raised a total investment of 18 million SEK ($2 M) bringing the total investments received to about 50 million SEK ($5 M) to date.

“It is great to have not one, but two of the most active and talented early stage VC firms in Sweden onboard to help us with our journey”, said Daniel Wisenhoff, CEO and co-founder of Debricked.

With these investments the Debricked team will continue developing their security and compliance offering as well as their newest launch Select.

“We are currently working on a new feature called Vulnerable Functionality, which identifies not only what open source you use but also which specific function is vulnerable and whether or not it’s being used in a way that makes the customer vulnerable. This allows us to be a lot more precise and accurate than ever before seen in our industry” says co-founder and Head of Data Science Emil Wåreus.

With this new innovation Debricked will surely be a force to be reckoned with in the future of open source - stay tuned.




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Debricked erbjuder en saas-produkt som hjälper företag att använda öppen källkod på ett säkrare och mer effektivt sätt. Genom att hantera sårbarheter, hålla koll på licenser och ha en bättre överblick av de komponenter som importeras kan användare öka kvaliteten på sin kodbas och på längre sikt minimera både kostnader och risker. Debricked erbjuder även event och utbildningar inom cybersäkerhet.


Debricked grundades år 2018 som en spin off på ett forskningsprojekt vid Lunds Universitet i samarbete med bland annat Vinnova, Axis, Ericsson och Advenica.

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Debricked erbjuder en saas-produkt som hjälper företag att använda öppen källkod på ett säkrare och mer effektivt sätt. Genom att hantera sårbarheter, hålla koll på licenser och öka kontrollen av vilken mjukvara man tar in i sin produkt kan användare öka kvaliteten på sin kodbas och på längre sikt minimera både kostnader och risker. Debricked erbjuder även event och utbildningar inom cybersäkerhet.

Debricked grundades år 2018 som en spin off på ett forskningsprojekt vid Lunds Universitet i samarbete med bland annat Vinnova, Axis, Ericsson och Advenica.
Debricked grundades år 2018 som en spin off på ett forskningsprojekt vid Lunds Universitet i samarbete med bland annat Vinnova, Axis, Ericsson och Advenica.

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