Bromium is a venture capital–backed startup based in Cupertino, California, that works with virtualization technology. Bromium focuses on virtual hardware to eliminate everyday computer threats like viruses, malware, and adware. Bromium was founded in 2010 by Gaurav Banga, who was later joined by former Citrix and XenSource executives Simon Crosby and Ian Pratt. Early employees of the company included Vikram Kapoor, Kiran Bondalapati, Preet Paul, Anushree Pole, Vadim Dmitriev, Andy Southgate, Jacob Gorm Hansen and Gianni Tedesco. The company has raised a total of $75.7 million in three rounds of venture funding. The rounds raised $9.2 million, $26.5 million, and $40 million respectively with venture firms such as Andreessen Horowitz, Ignition Partners, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Highland Capital Partners, Intel Capital, and Meritech Capital Partners. Bromium earned the title of “Cool Vendor” by Gartner, a technology research and advisory company, in 2014. Bromium was named by CNBC in the Disruptor 50 in 2013.