Tech Operators

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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Koch Disruptive Technologies Leads $30M Series B Investment to Accelerate Automox's Vision of Making Corporate Endpoint and Server Infrastructure More Resilient to Cyberattacks

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Automox, the cloud-native cyber hygiene platform provider, announced that it has raised $30 million in Series B funding. The round was led by Koch Disruptive Technologies (KDT), with participation from CRV, TechOperators, and CrowdStrike, which is investing through the Falcon Fund in partnership with Accel.
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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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Polarity raises $8.1M for its AI software that constantly analyzes employee screens and highlights key info

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Congratulations to Polarity on the close of their $8m raise led by Tech Operators. Gula Tech Adventures participated in this round and Ron Gula joined the Polarity board.


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Tala Security Series A


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Congratulations to Tala Security on the close of their $9m series A raise led by Tech Operators.


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Automox closes on $9 million Series A


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Congratulations to Automox on the close of their $9m investment led by Tech Operators.



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