For more than three decades, the team at ForgePoint has focused on advancing the cybersecurity ecosystem by connecting entrepreneurs, corporate and government customers, strategic partners, advisors, and executives to forge the next generation of cybersecurity companies that protect the digital world.
“We believe that global prosperity and national security depend upon a commitment to protect the digital world,” said Co-Founder and Managing Director Alberto Yépez. “At ForgePoint, we have assembled one of the most experienced teams of cybersecurity experts. We bring deep operating know-how from more than 80 years of combined industry experience to help entrepreneurs build lasting companies.”
Huntress, a SaaS-based managed detection and response (MDR) provider for managed service providers (MSPs) and value-added resellers (VARs), today announced an $18 million Series A investment round led by ForgePoint Capital. This funding allows Huntress to accelerate product engineering and development, as well as expand to additional market segments and geographies. In addition, remaining independent enables Huntress to stay committed to channel partners.
“We are thrilled to be partnering with ForgePoint Capital, the premier venture capital investor in cybersecurity. With their deep cybersecurity knowledge, experience, insights and connections, and their proven track record as company builders, ForgePoint was our top choice to help accelerate our growth. Their sizable investment is a testament to the significant market opportunity we’re addressing, the powerful SOC technology platform we’ve built, and to the experienced and capable team we’ve pulled together.”
– Partha Panda, Cysiv CEO
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“We’re thrilled to be working with ForgePoint Capital to grow our business and empower mobile app developers to deliver secure mobile apps faster. ForgePoint has the right mix of veteran leadership, industry relationships and successful track record across their security portfolio to support NowSecure.”
-ALAN SNYDER, CEO NowSecure
“At the moment enterprises are losing hundreds of billions of dollars every year as a result of cyber attacks and that number is just going to increase as years go by. That offers an unparalleled opportunity for the insurance industry to come in and help enterprises transfer that risk and manage cyber risk more holistically.
But to do that, insurers and re-insurers need data driven tools to help them underwrite risk and model the potential for catastrophic cyber risk aggregation. And that’s where CyberCube comes in.”
-PASCAL MILLAIRE, CEO CYBERCUBE ANALYTICS
“ForgePoint Capital will help expand our offerings and capacity to serve the pent-up demand for compliance automation across private and public enterprises and organization”
-ANDREW PLATO, CEO ANITIAN
“Working with Will and Don has been an exceptional experience. They understand the intricacies of the security business and are dedicated to shaping the future of the industry. Over the past several months, they have supported our growth, offering strategic market advice, helping us identify talent and client leads, and providing operational guidance. They are a true partner.”
-VINCENT LIU, CEO BISHOP FOX
“The connections and cybersecurity relationships of the ForgePoint team are superlative.”
-MARIO VUKSAN, CEO REVERSINGLABS
“Along with their team, Don and Alberto represent the best combination of cyber talent, financial advice, and operational know-how for new companies in the cybersecurity field. They are committed to making us successful, and have proven to be tremendous mentors and advisors, as well as great friends.”
-KEITH ALEXANDER, CEO IRONNET CYBERSECURITY
“ForgePoint has the best connections, operating experience and the context of
what it takes to make and scale a global cybersecurity business.”
-BARMAK MEFTAH, CEO ALIENVAULT
“ForgePoint offers unparalleled cybersecurity expertise. Their focus on strategic
cybersecurity innovation and building a strong community of CISO connections
has made them an invaluable partner and investor as we scale our business.”
-TUSHAR KOTHARI, CEO ATTIVO NETWORKS
Cybersecurity industry entrepreneurs, executives, thought leaders.