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Kusari raises $8M

Ridgefield, Conn.-based Kusari, a startup specializing in software supply chain security, has raised $8 million in combined pre-seed and seed funding.

J2 Ventures led the seed funding at Kusari, along with Glasswing Ventures. Existing investor Unusual Ventures also participated in the funding.

Founded in June 2022 by Tim Miller, Michael Lieberman, and Parth Patel, Kusari aims to increase transparency in the software supply chain and development lifecycle.

 

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