Cyber Venture Capital

Purple Team Summit Venture Capital Panel

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During the 2020 Purple Team Summit, I had the opportunity to moderate a panel on how purple team technology and practices influences cybersecurity venture capital investments with a panel of experts. I'd like to thank Sid Trivedi, Greg Dracon, & Chris Steed for sharing their insights on purple team venture capital trends. Anyone interested in how cybersecurity startups raise capital should consider watching this entertaining and educational one hour video.
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The Future of Quantum Cryptography

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On the most recent episode of Attlia Security's The Secure Communications podcast, I got to answer some questions and speak about Quantum Cryptography as a cyber investor. Kathleen Booth and I spoke about a variety of issues and misconceptions about the threat of quantum computers, bulk collection of data in transit and why this hasn't been a huge area of investment by VCs.




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How COVID-19 Is Impacting Cyber Security Startups

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I was recently interviewed by
Katelyn Ilkani for episode 9 of the Security Economy podcast. I had the chance to discuss the state of cyber security startups in light of COVID-19 and share the Gula Tech Adventures investment philosophy and key points early stage companies should consider.  The podcast link includes links to Spotify, Apple and many audio formats as well as a full text copy if you prefer to read.






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Privacy Please Episode 23 - Cyber Investing and Trends

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I was happy to participate in Episode 23 of Spiron's Privacy Please podcast. The show is hosted by Cameron Ivey and Gabe Gumbs. We spoke about my time in the Air Force, starting Tenable and now doing investment and volunteering.




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Don’t Panic! Corona Virus Impact Tips for Cyber Startups

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The Corona Virus presents cybersecurity startups with a variety of tough problems and real opportunities. On one hand, you have to run and grow your business while working from home and facing a challenging time. On the other hand, cybersecurity is now more important than it ever was. I asked nine different venture capital investors for the advice they are currently sharing with their portfolio cyber companies.
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Five Slide Pitch Deck Video

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I'd like to thank the team at Cybrary for making a short video dedicated to the "five slide pitch deck" concept. This video was part of a larger Cybrary podcast interview with me on cyber start-ups.

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Cyber Entrepreneur PitFalls You Can Avoid

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I have the privilege of meeting a handful of new cyber entrepreneurs every week, but unfortunately, a very small percentage of the companies I meet with receive an investment for a variety of reasons. I point many entrepreneurs to my “Five Slide Pitch Deck” blog which asks them to clearly state what problem they solve, how they solve it, some proof that it works, what they want to accomplish with an investment and their long term vision for the company.

Even with those questions clearly stated, there is still a lot of opportunity for an entrepreneur to quickly lose the interest of a potential investor. In this blog, I asked several cyber venture capitalists about what bugs them during pitches, what “pet peeves” they have entrepreneurs should avoid and what I like to refer as “sins” entrepreneurs often make without realizing it.

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The “Five Slide” Cyber Investor Pitch Deck for Start Ups

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Are you an angel investor in cyber security companies? Are you currently fund raising for your new cyber security company? Do you work in venture capital and invest in cyber? If you’ve answered yes to any of these questions, then you are either producing slide decks which are or you are spending time looking at slide decks which are . In this blog post, I offer some tips to dramatically cut down the amount of slides in your cyber pitch decks so you can focus on your message.
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