Data Discovery and Cybersecurity Start-up Cavelo Inc. Announces $1.3M CAD Pre-Seed Funding Round

James Mignacca
February 4, 2021

MaRS Investment Accelerator Fund Led the Financing

WATERLOO, ON – February 4, 2021Cavelo announced $1.3M CAD in pre-seed financing led by MaRS Investment Accelerator with participation from strategic angels. The investment will support the company’s hiring efforts and platform development to meet growing customer demand across North America.

Ever-increasing global and industry data privacy and protection requirements such as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard set data monitoring and reporting requirements to ensure businesses have appropriate measures in place to protect end user data. The Cavelo platform helps businesses discover, classify, track and manage sensitive data in alignment to industry and regulatory reporting requirements.

“It’s impossible for businesses to protect the data they don’t know about,” said James Mignacca, CEO at Cavelo. “Data protection starts with discovering the data you have, yet many businesses lack the resources needed to manage the high volumes of data that their servers, cloud applications and endpoint devices gather. Businesses have an obligation to understand and properly classify the data they keep. The Cavelo platform offers businesses an affordable and scalable solution to support data protection and achieve regulatory compliance.”

Cavelo serves businesses of all sizes as well as channel partners including IT services vendors, managed security service providers (MSSPs) and compliance consultants.

“We have spent a lot of time with the Cavelo team both as active members of the Waterloo technology ecosystem and as an initial investor in the company,” said Aaron Bast, Senior Investment Director at MaRS Investment Accelerator Fund. “James (Mignacca) and the company’s CFO Scott Hamilton are proven operators with incredible track records. The Cavelo platform closes an important gap in the cybersecurity and data privacy landscape as distributed networks become more common. We are excited to be partnering with the company on this next phase of development and growth.”

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About Cavelo

Cavelo helps businesses achieve attack surface management with automated data discovery, classification and reporting. Its cloud compatible cyber asset attack surface management (CAASM) platform continuously scans, identifies, classifies and reports on sensitive data across the organization, simplifying compliance reporting, vulnerability management and risk remediation. For more information, visit or follow us on LinkedIn.