New security technology company opens headquarters in Baton Rouge

by: Tyler Eschette

Updated: Oct 10, 2023 / 02:41 PM CDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — The Baton Rouge Area Chamber (BRAC) is celebrating a global security technology start-up that is establishing its headquarters in the capital city.

According to a release, the co-founder of Twistlock has announced they have raised a $51 million seed round for their new security company, Gutsy. The company will be able to create new direct jobs in Louisiana over the next two years. It is also expected to create new indirect jobs in the capital region.

“We had the pleasure of working with Gutsy’s founding team on their Twistlock entry into Baton Rouge in 2018, and we are thrilled they have chosen Baton Rouge again for their newest venture,” said Russell Richardson, BRAC Senior Vice President of Business Development. “This team is truly exceptional as they have raised an impressive $51 million in seed funding for their cybersecurity solution. Their decision to locate Gutsy here is a representation of our growing tech sector and highlights our talent pipeline for meaningful careers in computer science. We look forward to their continued successes in our region.”

BRAC said Gutsy helps organizations manage complex security processes like incident response and vulnerability management. Gutsy states that they “apply process mining to cybersecurity, providing automatic, data-driven insights into how an organization’s teams, tools and processes work together, and what outcomes they deliver.”

“Louisiana has the No. 1 tech talent pipeline in the country, built on partnerships with our higher education institutions,” said Gov. John Bel Edwards. “We are quickly establishing our state as a hub for technology and innovation. I thank Gutsy for choosing Louisiana as the base of its next tech start-up, and creating quality, high-paying jobs for the state’s talented workforce.”

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