Aikido lands €15,9M Series A

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12 July 2024

Cyberhive’s user Aikido lands €15,9M Series A, bringing its ‘no BS’ security platform for developers to SMEs world-wide.

Cyberhive and ECSO Member Aikido has raised €15,86M Series A just six months after its €4,9M seed funding, becoming the fastest capitalized startup in Belgian history. Founded in April 2023 by entrepreneur and CTO Willem Delbare, Aikido was originally created as an answer to legacy security tools that waste developers’ time. The company already counts over 3,000 organisations and 6,000 developers among its users.

Aikido, a Ghent-based security platform for developers and SMEs, has recently raised €15,86M in fresh Series A funds from, joined by Notion Capital and Connect Ventures. The funds are destined to be used to expand the platform and push Aikido towards the international stage, with the overarching goal of making security simple for SMEs and developers.

Co-founder Willem Delbare shares that what led Aikido to be founded is that “security used to be for the big guys”, while it is now a growing requirement for all companies. With the growing number of compliance standards – such as SOC2, ISO 27001, CIS, and HIPAA – as well as the upcoming NIS2 Directive, security work and compliance now fall within the developers’ responsibilities.

Aikido’s platform brings an answer to this new configuration, simplifying security for developers with an all-in-one platform that contains all necessary code and cloud security scanners in one place. Its simple UI and freemium self-service model allows developers to help themselves.

Cyberhive congratulates Aikido on its big achievement and is happy to host such a successful company on its platform!

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