1Password buys Kolide

1Password bought Kolide. We haven’t had much discussion of Kolide here, though you might have heard it advertised on an Apple-related podcast. It’s an end-user-friendly device management organizational security service. You could say it competes with services like Jamf, but it’s better suited for organizations that don’t want to excessively restrict what their employees can do.

We have had a lot of 1Password discussion here. :slight_smile:

According to 1Password CEO Jeff Shiner, Kolide founder and CEO Jason Meller and all of Kolide’s 30 employees will join 1Password “as an intact team.”

Kolide’s customer base of over 250 included 1Password at one point (probably uncoincidentally), as well as Databricks, Robinhood, Discord and Anduril. Prior to the acquisition, Kolide managed to pull in $26.6 million in venture capital from OpenView, Matrix and other VCs and angels.

Kolide is 1Password’s third acquisition after SecretHub, a Dutch cybersecurity company, and Passage, a Texas-based passkey tool provider.