We’re on a mission to secure the cloud
the right way.
Upwind was founded by the team who built Spot.io, the market leader for cloud infrastructure automation and optimization (acquired by NetApp). We are continuing our mission to empower organizations to run cloud environments and accelerate their businesses by focusing on what is next — helping make cloud-native security simple, effective, and easy to consume.
In the opposite direction to that in which the wind is blowing; against the wind.
In windsurfing, “Upwind” is a basic technique that allows surfers to navigate toward where the wind is coming from and the key skill to come back to where you started.
As a runtime security platform, Upwind enables security professionals to navigate effectively toward the root cause of security issues. Providing a powerful context of applications and infrastructure behavior despite the head wind of cloud chaos and alerting noise.
Co-Founder & CEO,
“Securing modern cloud environments has become a challenge that spans across Security, DevOps and Application teams. After years of innovation for DevOps and Application professionals at Spot.io, we are ready and eager to change the way Security is being consumed, implemented and deployed for the future of cloud workloads.”
Founder & General Partner,
“Partnering with Upwind was easy—the founding team is earnest, has built a Cloud Infrastructure business before, sold it to Netapp, and has domain experience and ambition to build an important company.”
We are backed by the best cyber security investors in the world
“Greylock co-led the largest seed round we have ever participated in for a software company in Upwind for two simple reasons — securing cloud runtime environments is the single most important problem in cybersecurity, and the Upwind team is a successful repeat entrepreneurial team who’s one of the absolute best we’ve ever backed.”