Former Goldman Sachs investment professional joins firm to expand focus on growth stage opportunities
SAN MATEO, Calif., Mar. 1, 2021 — ForgePoint Capital, the most active sector-focused venture investor in innovative cybersecurity companies, has appointed Morgan Gerlak as Principal focused on growth stage opportunities. Morgan will be responsible for sourcing and executing new investments and providing operational support to existing portfolio companies.
“We are delighted to welcome Morgan to one of the industry’s most experienced and diverse teams” said J. Alberto Yépez, co-founder and Managing Director. “Morgan brings a deep understanding of the market and a wealth of experience in cybersecurity growth investments. His extensive network of industry relationships and successful track record will prove extremely valuable to expand ForgePoint Capital’s current portfolio of 27 active cybersecurity companies.”
Most recently, Morgan served as an investment professional for Goldman Sachs Growth (“GS Growth”), where he focused on enterprise software. In that capacity, he helped define and lead the firm’s strategy across infrastructure and cybersecurity. Morgan was responsible for sourcing the firm’s investments in deepwatch, jSonar (Imperva), Secure Code Warrior, and Very Good Security.
“Changing infrastructure, new attack surfaces, and a rapidly evolving regulatory landscape mean the future of cybersecurity has never been so important or so promising,” said Morgan Gerlak. “I’m thrilled to join the ForgePoint team and look forward to partnering with the next-generation of cybersecurity entrepreneurs.”
Morgan began his career at Boston Meridian Partners, where he advised clients on equity financings and mergers and acquisitions. He holds an MBA from the Oxford Saïd Business School, an MSc from the University of Oxford, and a BA from Brown University.