Astran raises $5 million to set the new standard for secure cloud storage

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Paris and Washington, June 12, 2023 - Astran, a software company specializing in data security, today announced that it has raised $5 million with Galion.Exe & Sistafund. This round of funding will enable the company to continue accelerating the adoption of its new secure cloud storage standard.

Eiffage, Sanofi and other public and private organizations have already adopted the Astran solution for their confidential data. Its data fragmentation technology (threshold cryptography) guarantees data confidentiality, integrity and availability in a simple way, avoiding the complexity of encryption keys, which usually requires stacking several complex solutions. 

"We need to store more and more data in the cloud, with increasing risks of cyber-attacks and data leaks. Astran protects our most vital financial and HR data while keeping it available at all times. What's even more impressive is the speed with which we implemented the Astran solution, in less than two weeks," says Jean-Philippe Faure, Director of Organization and Information Systems at Eiffage Group.

Sistafund and Galion.exe join Astran's historical investors Newfund and Founders Future, who are reinvesting on this occasion. In addition to the co-founders, Astran's new Board of Directors will include Jean-Baptiste Rudelle, founder of Criteo and co-founder of Galion, and Tatiana Jama, managing partner of Sistafund. 

"Astran brilliantly solves the strategic challenge of data security," explains Jean-Baptiste Rudelle, "I was very impressed by the team's quality of execution."

"Storing sensitive data is a major issue for companies, but it's also a sovereignty issue. I'm delighted to associate Sistafund with Astran's trajectory, which promises to be exceptional," adds Tatiana Jama.

Astran will continue to expand both in France and internationally, with a number of new hires planned over the coming months, and will strengthen its strategic partnerships with AWS, Azure, Google, Outscale, OVH, Salesforce and Scaleway.

Google selected Astran from among 15 companies for its cybersecurity accelerator program, and two Astran founders recently travelled to Washington to present the solution to NIST, as part of a selective program run by the French government.

About Astran

Astran is the simplest solution on the market for protecting confidential data, while benefiting from the advantages of cloud solutions on the market. Astran has created a solution using advanced threshold cryptography algorithms to bring confidentiality, integrity and availability to confidential corporate data. Astran is the only solution recognized as an effective measure by the French Data Protection Authority (CNIL) to prevent the transfer of sensitive data outside the European Union.

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