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Firm News – July 2022

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Q&A with Summer Associate Reed Simmons: Making Public and Private Sector Impact by Investing with a Purpose

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This post is the second in a series that showcases our MBA interns participating in Forgepoint’s Summer Associate program. Designed to provide comprehensive exposure to venture capital while advancing participants’ understanding of cybersecurity…

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SolCyber: Celebrating the 1 Year Stealthiversary of the Modern MSSP

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Today marks the first anniversary of SolCyber’s emergence from stealth. On behalf of Don Dixon, Alberto Yépez, and all of us here at Forgepoint, I wanted to take a moment to congratulate Scott McCrady, David Emerson and team on SolCyber’s rise…

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Q&A with Summer Associate Casilda Angulo Obieta: A Global Citizen Tackling Cybersecurity VC

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This post is the first blog in a series that showcases our MBA interns participating in Forgepoint’s Summer Associate program. Designed to provide comprehensive exposure to venture capital while advancing participants’ understanding of…

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Marketing Success: The Art & Science of Category Creation, Differentiation, and Deception

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For this edition of the Forgepoint Field Guide, we caught up with Carolyn Crandall, former CMO and Chief Security Advocate at Attivo Networks. Over a 7-year journey, Carolyn spearheaded marketing efforts from the creation of “deception” and…

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Bishop Fox: The Leading Authority—and Continuous Innovator—in Offensive Security

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Today we’re thrilled to announce the Series B fundraise at Bishop Fox! A huge congrats to Vinnie Liu, Francis Brown, and the entire team on this milestone, and their remarkable growth and momentum. Bishop Fox is truly the leading authority in…

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Cysiv: Why We Invested

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As Forescout announces the completion of the Cysiv merger, Forgepoint Capital wishes Partha Panda, Justin Foster, David Roth, Kathleen Thomas, George McTaggart and the entire team at Cysiv well-deserved congratulations. Now officially a part of…

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Firm News – June 2022

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Whistic: Reimagining Vendor Security

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Forgepoint Capital is thrilled to announce our Series B investment in Whistic! We’re excited to continue our work with Nick and team as they establish Whistic as the industry leader for vendor assessments by building trust and transparency across…

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Forgepoint Capital Builds First-Ever CISO Security Priorities Model

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Survey of More Than 100 Security Leaders Outlines Top CISO Priorities for 2022 across Companies of All Sizes & Sectors View summary infographic here. The cybersecurity industry has only gotten more complex as it has continued to evolve. Multiple…

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Executive Spotlight: An Interview with Partha Panda, CEO of Cysiv

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Partha Panda, CEO and Co-founder of Cysiv, is a serial entrepreneur and company builder who has successfully taken multiple early stage technologies to market, creating an ecosystem of customers and partners around the products. Prior to Cysiv,…

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Firm News – May 2022

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Surefire Cyber: Helping organizations prepare for, respond to, and recover from cyber incidents

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Forgepoint Capital is excited to announce our investment in Surefire Cyber! At Forgepoint Capital, we back entrepreneurs building best in class solutions that help their customers defend the digital world. Sometimes that means partnering with the…

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Forgepoint Capital Fuels Cyber Market, Launches New Incident Response Firm Surefire Cyber with $10 Million in Series A Funding

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Leading cybersecurity venture capital firm continues wave of launching innovative startups with unique incubation program and portfolio “network effect” SAN MATEO, CA – (May 31, 2022) – Forgepoint Capital, the world’s most active venture…

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Instabug: Improving the Performance and User Experience of Mobile Apps

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Forgepoint Capital is thrilled to announce its Series B investment in Instabug! We are honored to join co-founders Omar Gabr (CEO) and Moataz Soliman (CTO), two passionate entrepreneurs who are building a phenomenal company that graduated from Y…

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Attivo Networks: Why We Invested

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SentinelOne (NYSE: S) has officially completed its acquisition of Attivo Networks! We at Forgepoint Capital are honored to have had the opportunity to work with Tushar Kothari, Carolyn Crandall, Srikant Vissamsetti, Sarah Ashburn, Jilbert Washten,…

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Executive Spotlight: An Interview with Neil Costigan of BehavioSec

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Neil Costigan, CEO of BehavioSec, is a serial entrepreneur and company leader with over 30 years of technical and go-to-market experience building venture-backed startups and driving innovation at global corporations. Prior to BehavioSec, Neil served…

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Firm News – April 2022

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Q&A with MJ Ramachandran: On Entrepreneurship, Empathy, and Expediting Innovation

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MJ Ramachandran is a Principal at Forgepoint. Learn more about his background here. MJ, tell us about your unique background: where did you grow up and what has been your journey to get to where you are now? I was born in India and for the most…

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Area 1 Security: Why We Invested

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As Cloudflare completes its acquisition of Area 1 Security, we at Forgepoint Capital want to wish Patrick Sweeney, Oren Falkowitz, Phil Syme, Blake Darché and the entire team at Area 1 hearty congratulations and wish them all the very best as the…

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