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Startup Snapshot - Catching Up with our Portfolio Companies in January 2024 | Cisco Investments

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Startup Snapshot - Catching Up with our Portfolio Companies in January 2024

Cisco Investments Team

At Cisco, we seek out innovative technology startups that revolutionize industries with their cutting-edge solutions. Our dynamic investment portfolio adapts to the evolving needs of the digital era, ensuring our customers have the latest and most impactful solutions for maintaining a competitive advantage in the tech landscape.

Artificial Intelligence

As the AI policy landscape rapidly evolves, Robust Intelligence highlights new domestic and international updates, including the introduction of a bipartisan bill in Congress supporting transparency and security for AI applications, state-level AI regulations in California and Colorado, and progress on the EU AI Act. These developments underline the growing focus on AI governance, risk management, and compliance worldwide.

IDC MarketScape has acknowledged Aisera as a leader in Generative AI, highlighting Aisera's GPT, AI Copilot, and domain-specific Generative AI strategy, along with its robust partner network, as key market strengths.

Big Data

DataRobot was named a Leader in the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide AI Governance Platforms 2023 Vendor Assessment, for its comprehensive approach to governance and continuous innovation. The company's platform is recognized for its ability to manage AI assets throughout the creation, integration, and observability stages, particularly valuable for heavily regulated industries like banking and healthcare.

Cloud and Data Center

HYCU won the Gold award for Top Backup and Disaster Recovery in the 2023 TechTarget Storage Products of the Year competition, distinguished by its innovative and user-friendly product, R-Cloud. The judges were particularly impressed by R-Cloud's protection of SaaS applications and its ability to easily integrate and visualize all data through a single dashboard.


At CES 2024, as part of AARP's AgeTech Collaborative, Voiceitt announced that it’s speech recognition technology is now integrated into the RAZ Memory Cell Phone. The capabilities allow people with speech disabilities to communicate in their own voice by converting non-standard speech into understandable speech, offering potential benefits to individuals with conditions like Parkinson's or stroke; the phone, designed for seniors and those with cognitive impairments or disabilities, also enables remote management by caregivers via the RAZ Care app.


Mitiga introduced Investigation Workbench, a first-of-its-kind cloud and SaaS investigation tool that provides instant clarity on all multi-cloud and SaaS activities through a single pane of glass. This feature further enhances Mitiga's IR2 platform, the industry’s only complete cloud investigation and response automation (CIRA) solution.

RangeForce was featured in The Forrester Wave™: Cybersecurity Skills And Training Platforms, Q4 2023. This report highlights CST Platforms, and how they are increasing employee retention and engagement, uncovering skill and process gaps within the security platform, and keeping teams up to speed on the latest threats and adversarial tactics.

GigaOm's Autonomous SOC Radar report recognized Hunters as a Leader and Outperformer in the field, noting its strong capabilities in automation, orchestration, and behavioral analytics among others. The report emphasizes that while these solutions should aid security analysts by providing consolidated views of threats and managing information and incident resolution, they should not replace them. Hunters' exceptional focus and execution around security data lakes and content creation using Generative AI & LLMs were also highlighted.

Quantum Networking

Quantum memories are an integral part of quantum networks, enabling the secure, efficient, and long-distance transmission of quantum information for a variety of applications. Aliro Quantum recently presented on quantum memories, their applications, and practical aspects of integrating them into entanglement-based network architectures. Watch the replay to gain a foundational understanding of the roles quantum memories play in entanglement-based network applications.

If you are looking to connect with a startup or delve deeper into our portfolio of more than 100 startups, please do not hesitate to reach out to us at Our dedicated team is eager to assist you by providing additional information, addressing your specific interests, and ensuring that you have a comprehensive understanding of our portfolio.