CounterCraft Brings World-Class Active Defense Technology to U.S. Department of Defense

CounterCraft, the global leader in deception-powered threat intelligence and active defense technology and an eCAPITAL portfolio company, has been awarded an Other Transaction (OT) agreement by the Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) to dramatically enhance cyber threat detection and intelligence-gathering capabilities.

DIU prototyped CounterCraft’s capabilities in the use of deception technology to prevent cyber attacks targeting the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD).

Also, this month, CounterCraft officially launched a U.S. branch of the business under the leadership of a new Chief Growth Officer, Amyn Gilani. Former Vice President of Product at 4iQ, with experience at the NSA, Goldman Sachs and the Air Force, Amyn Gilani is a respected thought leader in the tech security sector.

The capability to elicit high-grade threat intel from cyber attackers is a game changer. U.S. cyber operators repeated use of the CounterCraft capability provides validation of our vision and security engineering, and is a source of great pride for our company. We are expanding our U.S. footprint to support forward-leaning clients looking for the best in security innovation.

David Barroso, Founder and CEO, CounterCraft

When we invested in CounterCraft we were totally convinced of the power of their user-friendly cyber deception offering, developed and marketed by top team of cyber security veterans. As a European venture capital investor with a cyber security focus we are well aware of the operational cyber security challenges that operators have to cope with. CounterCraft solutions provide a big leap in threat analytics precision for these organizations.

Dirk Seewald, Partner, eCAPITAL AG

In 2020, eCAPITAL has joined a financing round, alongside Adara Ventures, ORZA, The Red Eléctrica Group, Evolution Equity Partners, and Wayra.

About CounterCraft
CounterCraft is the next generation of threat intelligence. The CounterCraft Cyber Deception Platform offers active defense powered by high-interaction deception technology. Countercraft detects threats early, collects personalized, actionable intelligence, and enables organizations to defend their valuable data in real time. Their award-winning solution, fully integrated with MITRE ATT&CK ® , fits seamlessly into existing security strategies and uses powerful automation features to reduce operator workload. Founded in 2015, CounterCraft is present in London, New York, New York and Madrid, with R&D in San Sebastian, Spain. Learn more at

eCAPITAL is a venture capital firm that provides early to growth stage funding to technology companies in the fields of software & information technology, cybersecurity, industry 4.0, new materials and cleantech. Founded in 1999, eCAPITAL has a history of supporting entrepreneurs determined to build companies with lasting significance. Partnering with eCAPITAL means joining an international network of business leaders, entrepreneurs, technologists and potential partners. eCAPITAL is located in Germany, currently manages funds with over EUR 280 million under management and was lead investor of some very successful German exits like sonnen or Novaled.

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