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Rezonate, Gankster and Axiom all Make Small Raises


Gankster Team (Photo Omer Koren)

Rezonate, Gankster and Axiom are three Israeli startups operating in different fields that have all just made small raises. Rezonate raised $8.7 million in financing led by State of Mind Ventures and Flybridge, for its cloud identity protection platform that the company says prevents access risk and stops attackers’ from breaching cloud infrastructure. Axiom raised $7 million in Seed funding led by S Capital for its Identity and Access Management (IAM) platform for Cloud and SaaS authorization. And Gankster, a new competitive gaming platform, brought in $4.25 million, co-led by Bessemer Venture Partners and Hetz Ventures.

Founded in 2021, Gankster is a gaming platform used by thousands of competitive gaming teams across titles like League of Legends, Valorant, Rocket League and Dota 2. By deeply integrating with each game, Gankster boasts that it offers a seamless and smooth experience for all teams and their competitive network.

“For the everyday gamer, finding a team and competitions is a challenge as the market is fragmented and traditionally relies on Discord and spreadsheets,” said Uriya Schwarz, Gankster CEO. “Gankster offers a comprehensive and accessible environment for professional growth for every gamer in the world, from the pros to the casual players, by connecting all steps of the competitive gamer’s journey in one place.”

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Founded in 2014 by CEO Roy Akerman, former head of Israeli Cyber Defense Operations, and CTO Ori Amiga, Rezonate calls itself the motion studio “creating worlds of awe and wonder.” Rezonate orchestrates holistic, transformative experiences to “help businesses nurture long-lasting connections with their customers through empathic, compelling, purposeful storytelling that sticks and strikes a chord–that resonates.”

Founded in 2021 by Itay Mesika and Ilan Dardik, who met during their military service in the Israeli air force, Axiom says that the company aspires to transform cloud access, empowering Security and IT professionals to focus on IAM strategy and scale cloud access.

Axiom boasts that its next-generation datastore enables ingesting petabytes of data with ultimate efficiency. Ship logs from Kubernetes, AWS, Azure, Google Cloud, DigitalOcean, Nomad, and others.

“The rapidly-changing cloudscape together with the proliferation of human and machine identities requires a different approach,” said Roy Akerman, CEO of Rezonate. “Modern infrastructures require a precise and nimble way to outsmart attackers. One that prioritizes cloud identities and access at its core, and is constantly adapting to current dynamics over yesterday’s snapshots and, for the first time, gives defenders and builders the means to act confidently.”

“We experienced the cloud and SaaS authorization problems that many companies consistently struggle with first-hand,” said Axiom co-founder and CEO Itay Mesika. “We developed a user-friendly platform that automatically orchestrates cloud and SaaS IAM operations to scale the least privilege while minimizing operational overhead and friction.”

“Existing IAM solutions mostly focus on post-mortem visibility of the issues or access to the same overprivileged roles,” added Axiom co-founder and CTO Ilan Dardik. “Axiom brings a holistic approach to make authorization seamless, scalable, and secure.”



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