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Picus Security, a US-based cybersecurity technology producer co-founded by faculty from Middle East Technical University, has closed a $24m series B round led by Turkven, with participation from Earlybird Venture Capital and private investors Nathan Dornbrook. Picus has now raised $33m altogether, it said. Earlybird led a $5m series A round in October 2019, following an earlier $1.7m round led by ACT-VC, the company revealed at the time of the series A announcement. ScaleX Ventures led a round of undisclosed…

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Thierry Heles

Thierry Heles is the editor of Global University Venturing, host of the Beyond the Breakthrough interview podcast and responsible for the monthly GUV Gazette (sign up here for free).