Black Duck develops software solutions to automate the process of securing and managing open source software, eliminating problems related to security vulnerabilities, compliance, and operational risk. Its solutions allow to identify and inventory open source software used in applications, map to known vulnerabilities and license requirements, continuously monitor and alert for new open source vulnerabilities, and assist teams in remediation with orchestration and policy enforcement.

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Parent CompanySynopsys
HQBurlington, MA, US
Cybersecurity ratingCMore
Black Duck was founded in 2002 and is headquartered in Burlington, MA, US
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Key People/Management at Black Duck

Lou Shipley

Lou Shipley

President and CEO
Phil Odence

Phil Odence

Vice President of Business Development & General Manager of Audit Services
Bill Ledingham

Bill Ledingham

CTO & EVP of Engineering
Stephen Gregorio

Stephen Gregorio

EVP & Chief Financial Officer
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Black Duck Office Locations

Black Duck has offices in Burlington, San Jose, San Mateo, Frankfurt am Main and in 4 other locations
Burlington, MA, US (HQ)
800 District Ave
Burlington, MA, US
8 District Ave
San Jose, CA, US
333 W San Carlos St #945
San Mateo, CA, US
1810 Gateway Dr
Frankfurt am Main, DE
1 Herriotstraße
Chiyoda, JP
2F Kudan Nikkana Bldg. 3-9-12 Kudan-Minami
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Black Duck Financials and Metrics

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$75.5 m


In total, Black Duck had raised $75.5 m. Black Duck is a subsidiary of Synopsys

Black Duck Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Company NameDateDeal Size
Olliance GroupJanuary 09, 2011
SpikeSourceNovember 16, 2010
OhlohOctober 05, 2010
KodersApril 27, 2008

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Black Duck News and Updates

Black Duck streamlines DevSecOps with new hub detect capability

Black Duck, the global leader in automated solutions for securing and managing open source software, today announced the release of Hub Detect, a breakthrough capability for its market-leading Hub solution that simplifies and streamlines open source management for DevSecOps. Today’s innovative conti…

Black Duck Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Black Duck founded?

    Black Duck was founded in 2002.

  • Who are Black Duck key executives?

    Black Duck's key executives are Lou Shipley, Phil Odence and Bill Ledingham.

  • How many employees does Black Duck have?

    Black Duck has 108 employees.

  • Who are Black Duck competitors?

    Competitors of Black Duck include Sonatype, WhiteSource and Snyk.

  • Where is Black Duck headquarters?

    Black Duck headquarters is located at 800 District Ave, Burlington.

  • Where are Black Duck offices?

    Black Duck has offices in Burlington, San Jose, San Mateo, Frankfurt am Main and in 4 other locations.

  • How many offices does Black Duck have?

    Black Duck has 9 offices.