Cyber security is an arms race with talent and technology at the helm – the side that employs the most advanced and intelligent resources will ultimately win.
– Jay Kaplan, CEO

Synack launched in May 2013.
And a lot has happened since then.

May 2013

Jay Kaplan and Mark Kuhr leave the NSA and launch the industry’s first solution to safely crowdsource vulnerability intelligence

August 2013

Synack Secures $1.5M in Seed Funding

April 2014

Synack Secures $7.5M of Funding in Series A Round, Led by KPCB

February 2015

Synack Closes $25M in Series B Funding, Co-Led by GGV Capital and Icon Ventures, Joining KPCB

April 2015

Jay Kaplan, Synack CEO, named on the Forbes 30 Under 30

May 2015

Synack places #21 - and the only cybersecurity company - on the CNBC Disruptor 50 list

October 2015

Synack Launches Hydra - Pairing Dynamic Human Expertise with Innovative Vulnerability Intelligence Platform

June 2016

Synack moved up to #20 on the 2016 CNBC Disruptor 50 list

Meet Our Team

Synack: What's in a Name?


To make a handshake work, two individuals have to reach out and acknowledge one another. Same goes for a digital TCP-handshake.

There are three steps in this handshake — Syn, Syn-ack, & Ack — required to negotiate and establish a TCP session between two computers. Much like the power of a human handshake, this connection creates a path for the transfer of information or data, which is at the core of our business.