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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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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DataTribe Announces Second-Annual Cybersecurity Startup Challenge


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Mike Janke, DataTribe CEO, Speaking at the 2019 Baltimore Tech10 Event


Last year, I was very happy to attend
DataTribe's first annual Cybersecurity Startup Challenge. It was great to see Prevailion, InertialSense and Cyr3con all pitch and demo their solutions. DataTribe just announced their second annual Cybersecurity Startup Challenge and I took the opportunity to ask DataTribe CEO, Mike Janke, to share tips for entrepreneurs applying to this year's event.

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