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Google Capital likes CrowdStrike for endpoint protection

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Next-gen endpoint protection vendor CrowdStrike has landed $100 million in new investments to beef up sales and engineering and continue its push to make anti-virus software obsolete.

The company will hire at least another 70 people to boost its engineering staff as well as expand its operations outside North America. The company has about 210 employees now, says CEO George Kurtz.

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The new funding pushes total investment in the company to $156 million and makes it the first security company that Google Capital has invested in. Also participating in this C Round of funding is Rackspace, Accel Partners and Warburg Pincus.

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