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Jul 23
2019

Ask anyone to describe the DC startup scene and you’ll get a wide range of answers. It wouldn’t be out of place for someone to proclaim that “DC is too political to be influential in tech.” Apparently, it’s “too this” or “too that”. The thing is though, while Silicon Valley is usually hailed as the…

Jul 17
2019

Washington, D.C. July 17, 2019 — Strategic Cyber Ventures (SCV), the industry’s first cybersecurity-focused venture capital firm, today proudly announces Ralph A. Rodriguez will be joining their Board of Directors. Ralph is currently a Research Scientist focused on Applied Identity Intelligence at Facebook. Previously, he was the co-founder and CTO of Confirm.io, an ID authentication…

Jun 03
2019

Washington, D.C. June 3, 2019 — Strategic Cyber Ventures (SCV), the industry’s first cybersecurity-focused venture capital firm, today proudly announced Peter Joukov as the fifth member of their board of Strategic Venture Advisors. Peter’s career began as a military officer — he served in the U.S. Navy for five years and completed multiple deployments. After…

Apr 30
2019

Heading into RSA 2019, we pulled the cash and short-term investment balances of more than 30 publicly-traded cybersecurity companies over a five-year period. As you can see, this aggregate balance has nearly doubled over this period of time and is on a steep upward trajectory. Of course, not all of this cash will be used…

Mar 19
2019

Other than my recent launch into the cybersecurity industry, my first clue that I was a newcomer to RSA Conference was my overzealous and somewhat unshared excitement that Tina Fey was a keynote speaker. When I shared said excitement with an RSA veteran, I was met with a shocked, “wait, Tina Fey is here?!” If…

Feb 26
2019

With thousands of cybersecurity operators, practitioners, entrepreneurs, researchers, and investors converging on the San Francisco’s Moscone Center in just a few weeks’ time, Strategic Cyber Ventures analyzed VC investment trends in cybersecurity by geographic region, both domestically and abroad. And, as many people who have attended RSA over the years know, the conference is often…

Feb 25
2019

Washington, D.C. February 25, 2019 — Strategic Cyber Ventures (SCV), the industry’s first cybersecurity-focused venture capital firm, today proudly announced Tracey Pretorius as the fourth member of their advisory board. Tracey is currently the Director of Global Partner Business Strategy at Microsoft Corporation and is responsible for leading global efforts to ensure that customers benefit…

Jan 16
2019

With 2018 firmly in the rear-view mirror, Strategic Cyber Ventures took a data-driven approach to identifying trends and insights from cybersecurity investment over the past year. Overall, 2018 was an exciting year for cybersecurity investing, with record highs in dollars invested and average deal size, the continued rise of investment outside of the US, a…

May 29
2018

Washington, D.C. May 29, 2018 – Strategic Cyber Ventures (SCV), the industry’s first cybersecurity-focused venture capital firm, today proudly announced Simone Petrella as the second member of their advisory board. Simone is currently the Chief Cyberstrategy Officer at CyberVista and is responsible for developing, communicating, and executing strategic initiatives. She also leads product development and…

May 16
2018

  By: Hank Thomas CEO Strategic Cyber Ventures It has been a year since the United Kingdom’s National Health Service (NHS) was hit with the WannaCry cryptoworm. In May of 2017 it made its way onto the cyber scene impacting 250 of their 603 facilities. WannaCry targeted computers running Microsoft Windows by encrypting data and demanding ransom in Bitcoin….