Styra is a cloud-native authorization startup focusing on authorization for cloud native stacks.

Styra enables enterprises to define, enforce, and validate security across their Kubernetes environments. With a combination of Open Source (Open Policy Agent) and commercial solutions (Declarative Authorization Service), the company provides compliance guardrails to secure applications and ease compliance.

Styra was founded in 2016 by Tim Hinrichs & Teemu Koponen. The company is headquartered in Redwood City, California.

Styra is reinventing policy and authorization for cloud-native applications.

Styra's policy-as-code solutions allow DevOps teams to build security, compliance, and operational guardrails directly into their infrastructure—to eliminate errors, and close security gaps. The company's open-source and commercial products provide the management, intelligence and governance to implement and understand policy across the new stack.


Styra serves hundreds of enterprise users including Netflix, CapitalOne, and Pinterest, among others.


Styra is backed by Accel, Unusual Ventures and A.Capital. The company raised $14M from a latest "Series A" financing on Nov 12, 2019.



  • Year founded: 2016
  • Funding Info: $14M over 1 Round (Latest Funding Type: Series A)
  • Yearly Revenue: NA
  • Employee Size: 11-50
  • Business Valuation: NA
  • City/Town: Redwood City
  • State: California
  • Country: United States
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