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Bugcrowd Named To Fast Company’s Annual List Of The World’s Most Innovative Companies for 2019

SAN FRANCISCO — Feb. 20, 2019 — Today, Bugcrowd, the #1 crowdsourced security company, announced that it has been named to Fast Company’s prestigious list of the World’s Most Innovative Companies (MIC) for 2019. The list honors the businesses making the most profound impact on both industry and culture.

Bugcrowd was recognized by Fast Company for its leadership and innovation in the security sector. Founded in 2012, Bugcrowd was the first company to offer managed bug bounty, vulnerability disclosure and next-gen penetration testing to customers in more than 50 industry sectors in over 30 countries. As a result, more leading companies around the world including Atlassian, Fitbit,, NETGEAR, Square, HP, Mastercard, and more trust Bugcrowd for crowdsourced security.

According to industry research, there will be more than 3.5 million unfilled cybersecurity roles by 2021, with more than half of all organizations looking to fill open positions. Bugcrowd helps fill this critical gap, connecting organizations with the world’s most elite hackers to identify and fix vulnerabilities before adversaries can take advantage of them.

“At Bugcrowd, our mission is to make the internet a safer place, filling the cybersecurity skills shortage while providing opportunities for security researchers around the globe,” said Ashish Gupta, CEO at Bugcrowd. “As cybersecurity continues to be a growing concern for both organizations and consumers, we have been steadfast in our growth and development to advance this mission. It’s an honor to see our progress recognized by Fast Company and to be named as one of the companies leading the industry forward.”

Bugcrowd’s holistic approach to crowdsourced security provides customers actionable intelligence to measure success, multiply impact, and bring more secure products to market. Bugcrowd upholds the most rigorous standards of security for customers and researchers, achieving both Soc 2 Type 1 compliance and ISO 270001 certification.

The World’s Most Innovative Companies is Fast Company‘s signature franchise and one of its most highly anticipated editorial efforts of the year. It provides both a snapshot and a road map for the future of innovation across the most dynamic sectors of the economy.

“Established players are showing the same kind of nimbleness that we’ve generally associated with startups,” said Fast Company deputy editor David Lidsky, who oversaw the issue with senior editor Amy Farley.

Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies issue (March-April 2019) is now available online at, as well as in app form via iTunes and on newsstands beginning February 27th. The hashtag is #fcmostinnovative.

About Bugcrowd
Bugcrowd is the #1 crowdsourced security company. More Fortune 500 organizations trust Bugcrowd to manage their bug bounty, vulnerability disclosure, and next gen pen test programs. Bugcrowd’s award-winning platform combines actionable, contextual intelligence with the skill and experience of the world’s most elite hackers to help leading organizations solve security challenges, protect customers, and make the digitally connected world a safer place. Based in San Francisco, Bugcrowd is backed by Blackbird Ventures, Costanoa Ventures, Industry Ventures, Paladin Capital Group, Rally Ventures, Salesforce Ventures and Triangle Peak Partners. Learn more at

About Fast Company
Fast Company is the only media brand fully dedicated to the vital intersection of business, innovation, and design, engaging the most influential leaders, companies and thinkers on the future of business. Since 2011, Fast Company has received some of the most prestigious editorial and design accolades, including the American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME) National Magazine Award for “Magazine Of The Year,” Adweek’s Hot List for “Hottest Business Publication,” and six gold medals and 10 silver medals from the Society of Publication Designers. The editor-in-chief is Stephanie Mehta and the publisher is Amanda Smith. Headquartered in New York City, Fast Company is published by Mansueto Ventures LLC, along with our sister publication Inc., and can be found online at