Curricula Announces $3M Growth Investment to Fix Boring Employee Security Awareness Training

Nick Santora

Curricula announced today that it has raised a $3M growth investment from RCP Equity to continue the rapid expansion of their fun, story-based security awareness training platform. Founded in 2015, Curricula has successfully bootstrapped its operations while tripling customer acquisition YoY. Curricula will use the new funding to expand their sales and marketing strategy, enhance their platform capabilities, and begin expansion into the MSP channels.

“The cyber security awareness training space has become stale and far too technical,” says Joel Smith, Partner at RCP Equity and co-founder of AppRiver, which was recently acquired. “What we see in Curricula is an opportunity to completely change this industry by creating a fun security awareness training experience for employees.” “We chose RCP because they support Curricula’s mission of putting employees first by creating a remarkable learning experience,” says Nick Santora, CEO at Curricula. “We are making an immediate impact in our customer’s security culture and it’s clearly resonating across an industry in desperate need of change.”

Curricula is the only character-driven security awareness platform that focuses on connecting employees with heroes, villains, and memorable security stories. Employees even become part of the story as they actively defend against DeeDee, Curricula’s AI villain hacker. DeeDee is also available in Curricula’s platform to send simulated phishing tests to employees. This unique approach trains employees how to defend against real-world phishing tests delivered right to their inbox, while making the entire experience fun and memorable.

As a result of the transaction, Kevin Hatch, Partner at RCP Equity and former CFO at AppRiver, has joined Curricula’s Board of Directors. “The real beauty of Curricula is it’s personal and easy,” says Kevin. “Once employers, organizations, and channel partners see just how different Curricula is from the typical boring security awareness training stereotype, we know they’ll join the Curricula family. We are so excited to be a part of their future growth.”


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