Refactr (Bellevue, WA) was acquired by cybersecurity leader SOPHOS just months after graduating from Tampa Bay Wave’s inaugural CyberTech|X Accelerator in 2021. Air Force veteran Founder and CEO, Mike Fraser, established Refactr alongside his fellow founders, Korrine Fraser and Anthony Rowlands. The company built the Refactr Platform, a DevSecOps Automation Platform to help bridge the gap between DevOps and cybersecurity. Post-acquisition, Mike is continuing to drive the vision and innovation of the Refactr Platform now called Sophos Factory, as the VP of DevSecOps at Sophos. Mike and Korrine are also giving back to the veteran and startup community as advisors, investors, and more.
To continue cultivating innovation in the tech industry, they have made a major donation to Tampa Bay Wave to support other cybersecurity, tech, veteran and women-led startups. Mike will also share his expertise as a member of Tampa Bay Wave’s 2022 CyberTech|X Advisory Council, alongside national leaders in cybersecurity from some of the nation’s largest companies. We look forward to building upon their success with Tampa Bay Wave’s 2022 CyberTech|X Accelerator cohort and beyond!
Refactr’s success is a perfect example of Wave’s mission to transform innovative ideas into real-world solutions and scalable businesses, thus fueling positive social and economic change. We are honored by the Fraser’s generosity and desire to help future entrepreneurs achieve their dreams. Watch for more about their life journey as a feature in a future Wave newsletter. Congratulations, Refactr, Mike and Korrine!