FIGHTING THE BOTS

FireEye, which develops anti-bot protection, is one of many young firms developing new technologies to combat unwanted emails.

DEAL OF THE MONTH

Company: FireEye
Founded: 2000
Based: Milpitas, CA
Series A: $6.45m Norwest Venture Partners, Sequoia Capital
Series B: $14.5m JAFCO, Silicon Valley Bank Capital, NVP, and Sequoia Capital
Series C: $14.5m DAG Ventures, Juniper Networks, JAFCO, SVB Capital, NVP, Sequoia Capital
Total: $35.45m

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