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Twistlock-Gutsy Plan Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Headquarters

Silicon Valley startup Twistlock raised a $51 million seed round for its new security company, Gutsy, and will establish the company’s headquarters in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The project is expected to create ten jobs over the next two years.

“We choose Baton Rouge and Louisiana because we know the talent and dedication of the people here,” said Gutsy Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer John Morello, a Louisiana native and Louisiana State University alumnus. “At Twistlock, our Baton Rouge team helped protect clouds you stream movies from, process mobile payments, and fly in the F-35. We know there are great people here with deep technical skills and real customer knowledge and we look forward to creating many more jobs with Gutsy. I also want to thank Rep. Garret Graves for his help navigating the federal side as we establish another international tech company in Baton Rouge.”

The company is expected to participate in the state’s Quality Jobs program.

“Louisiana has the No. 1 tech talent pipeline in the country, built on partnerships with our higher education institutions,” noted Governor John Bel Edwards said. “We are quickly establishing our state as a hub for technology and innovation. I thank Gutsy for choosing Louisiana as the base of its next tech start-up, and creating quality, high-paying jobs for the state’s talented workforce.”

Gutsy applies process mining to cybersecurity, providing automatic, data-driven insights into how an organization's teams, tools and processes work together, and what outcomes they deliver. The company currently has 25 staff members in Tel Aviv, Portland and New York.

“We had the pleasure of working with Gutsy’s founding team on their Twistlock entry into Baton Rouge in 2018, and we are thrilled they have chosen Baton Rouge again for their newest venture,” Baton Rouge Area Chamber Senior Vice President of Business Development Russell Richardson added. “This team is truly exceptional as they have raised an impressive $51 million in seed funding for their cybersecurity solutions. Their decision to locate Gutsy here is a representation of our growing tech sector and highlights our talent pipeline for meaningful careers in computer science. We look forward to their continued successes in our region.”

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