From Startup to Acquisition: Refactr Climbs Ranks and Pays it Forward to Entrepreneurs

January 11, 2022

Cybersecurity leader, SOPHOS, acquired Refactr 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 continues to drive the vision and innovation of the Refactr Platform, now Sophos Factory, as the VP of DevSecOps at Sophos. Mike and Korrine also give back to the veteran and startup community as advisors and investors.

To continue cultivating innovation in the tech industry, they have donated 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. 

Congrats to Refactr, Mike, and Korrine on their achievements and continued impact on the tech and startup community! Refactr’s inspiring success story exemplifies Tampa Bay Wave’s mission to transform innovative ideas into real-world solutions and scalable businesses, driving positive social and economic change. We are grateful for their generosity and commitment to empowering future entrepreneurs.