Enterprise Companies

Internet & Network Technologies

Investor, Advisor

Arista Networks was founded to pioneer and deliver software-driven cloud networking solutions for large data center storage and computing environments. Arista’s award-winning platforms, ranging in Ethernet speeds from 10 to 100 gigabits per second, redefine scalability, agility and resilience. Arista has shipped more than 10 million cloud networking ports worldwide with CloudVision and EOS, an advanced network operating system. 

 

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CloudGenix™ ION™ gives you an entirely new way to build your WAN—one that is defined by software instead of hardware. The CloudGenix software-defined WAN (SD-WAN) replaces the fragmentation of current networking. Instead, it builds a centralized control plane, or brain, and couples that intelligence with its policy-based language.

 

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In a cloud first world, IT is on a mission to drive more business value. Data management should not distract from that mission, but time and time again its complexity commands too many resources and drains budgets.

 

Clumio will soon be on scene with an innovative new service, born in the cloud, that delivers the full advantages of cloud scale, economics and elasticity so you can eliminate complexity in the data center and in the cloud, fast.

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Confluera’s mission is to redefine the security paradigm by introducing real-time interception and response capabilities to deal with modern cyberattacks. Confluera aims to turn security analysts into cyber defenders by enabling them to stop breaches in real time. 

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CyberMDX’s state-of-art technology is based on a comprehensive layered approach that includes self-learning artificial intelligence technology, medical device vulnerabilities research, and defensive and offensive cyber capabilities.

With CyberMDX, medical IT and compliance personnel can detect, understand, contain, and prevent cyber attacks automatically. We combine our extensive research and knowledge of cyber attacks and medical device vulnerabilities with Artificial Intelligence to give our clients unprecedented insight into their network security.

 

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Investor, Board Chairman

Dissatisfied with the available cyber security companies, Guy Caspi, Nadav Marman and Eli David (PhD) dedicated themselves to pursuing the uncharted territory of deep learning to find a security solution that would stop even the most sophisticated types of attacks. Together, they founded Deep Instinct, the world’s first and only deep learning cybersecurity company.

Taking this wildly innovative approach necessitated looking at things differently. Instead of looking for a cure, they looked to prevent. 

And through venturing into the depths of deep learning, they developed an artificial neural network brain that holds an instinctive ability to identify attacks in just milliseconds. Doing so, with the highest rate of detections and minimal false positives.  

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ELERTS is changing the emergency response landscape by creating one of the most effective and robust public safety communication platforms through a mass notification system that utilizes smartphones. Using mobile technology to combine official-sourced emergency alerts with crowd-sourced reports, ELERTS is putting safety and security in the hands of smartphone users everywhere.

 

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Fireglass Threat Isolation Platform eliminates malware and phishing by isolating critical attack vectors including web pages, emails and documents. Fireglass patented Transparent Clientless Rendering (TCR) technology transforms all web content into a safe visual stream and prevents threats from ever reaching devices.

 

Fireglass virtualizes web browsers on a dedicated platform that is designed from the grounds up for security and scale. Each browsing session is executed in a secure disposable container which confines any malicious activity. Fireglass Threat Isolation Platform renders web content in real-time and guarantees the only thing sent to the endpoint is a visual representation of the actual web content.

 

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eSentire has reinvented enterprise network security by focusing on protecting your core assets inside the network through their human driven, behavior-based solution. They turn the traditional layered security approach on its ear as they assume your network is already compromised and focus from the inside out by detecting behaviors indicative of advanced threats from criminals, nation states or activists and even your own staff whether malicious or borne of ignorance.

They have simplified security by delivering an award-winning advanced service tailored to your risk profile. Their human expertise and machine learning approach protects high-risk assets from advanced cyber threats that technology alone can miss.

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McAfee is one of the world’s leading independent cybersecurity companies. Inspired by the power of working together, McAfee creates business and consumer solutions that make the world a safer place. By building solutions that work with other companies' products, McAfee helps businesses orchestrate cyber environments that are truly integrated, where protection, detection, and correction of threats happen simultaneously and collaboratively. By protecting consumers across all their devices, McAfee secures their digital lifestyle at home and away. By working with other security players, McAfee is leading the effort to unite against cybercriminals for the benefit of all.

 

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Investor, Former Executive

Multinational cybersecurity company. Its core products are a platform that includes advanced firewalls and cloud-based offerings that extend those firewalls to cover other aspects of security. The company serves over 60,000 organizations in over 150 countries, including 85 of the Fortune 100. It is home to the Unit 42 threat research team and hosts the Ignite cybersecurity conference. The company's mission statement is "to protect our way of life in the digital age by preventing successful cyberattacks". 

 

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Panorays automates third-party security management. The platform enables companies to easily view, manage and engage on the security posture of their third parties, vendors, suppliers and business partners.

The platform inherently combines a continuous hacker’s view of the evaluated company together with internal policy enforcement.

With the Panorays platform, companies dramatically shorten their third-party security evaluation process and gain continuous visibility while ensuring compliance to regulations such as GDPR and NY DFS.

Panorays is a SaaS-based platform, with no installation needed.

 

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ThreatX is challenging the current standards of web application protection, which have left many organizations exposed and at risk. ThreatX's SaaS-based Web Application Firewall and managed service solution helps organizations minimize the risk associated with web, cloud, and legacy apps, APIs, and microservices within hybrid cloud environments. Using progressive profiling, ThreatX moves beyond rules to arm cyber security teams with complete visibility, to reduce false positives, and to protect legitimate traffic from being blocked.

Where other security solutions rely on signatures, static rules and single attacks, ThreatX builds a dynamic profile of every threat actor as they move through the threat lifecycle. ThreatX easily monitors bots and high-risk attackers to predict and prevent layer 7 application attacks, including the top OWASP and zero-day threats, and DDoS attacks.

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Every business relies on mission-critical applications. TrueFort ensures that businesses understand the behavior of those applications in order to detect and protect against threats – especially those that breach traditional endpoint and perimeter security.

With tools for real-time visibility and behavior analytics, TrueFort offers comprehensive application protection – not simply disparate controls – for real-time visibility and analysis, and better communication across business, IT, and security teams.

With over 100+ years of combined experience at top global investment banks and ecommerce companies, the TrueFort team has experienced first-hand the challenges of detecting and remediating cyber breaches. TrueFort Analytics and TrueFort Protect were created to deliver unprecedented visibility and protection for enterprise applications from the inside out. TrueFort’s founders, Sameer Malhotra and Nazario Parsacala, have worked together for the past 18 years in product development, security engineering, and infrastructure management at top global investment banks.

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vArmour data center security company that transforms how organizations protect their virtualized and cloud assets as they transform to a multi-cloud world. The vArmour Distributed Security System is deployed in a significant number of the world’s largest banks, telecom service providers, government agencies, healthcare providers, and retailers, and is leading the industry with a new patented, distributed approach to data security that allows organizations to deliver IT at the speed of business. 

 

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The ZeroFOX product suite is the only end-to-end security solution designed to address the full spectrum of risks introduced by social media. No matter your organization's use-case or experience level in addressing social media risks, ZeroFOX can help you contain and conquer this ever-growing challenge.

 

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Investor, Former Executive

Global cloud-based information security company that provides Internet security, web security, firewalls, sandboxing, SSL inspection, antivirus, vulnerability management and granular control of user activity in cloud computing, mobile and Internet of things environments. As of 2015, Zscaler provides automated threat forensics and dynamic malware protection against advanced cyber threats, such as advanced persistent threats and spear phishing. It provides a cloud-based approach to security as a service. 

 

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Data & Storage Technologies

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Nutanix delivers invisible infrastructure for next-generation enterprise computing by natively converging compute, storage and virtualization into a turnkey hyperconverged solution. The world’s most advanced enterprise datacenters rely on Nutanix web-scale technology to power their mission-critical workloads at any scale.

 

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ParkMyCloud is a simple, single-purpose SaaS tool that connects to Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure and enables users to automatically schedule on/off times for their idle compute resources. It’s like Nest for the cloud.

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PernixData optimizes storage for virtualized environments. By decoupling strategic storage performance and management functions from the underlying storage hardware, our software maximizes VM performance, delivers predictable scale-out growth, and minimizes storage costs.

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Rubrik Cloud Data Management delivers automated backup, instant recovery, offsite replication, and data archival in a simple, scale out platform built for hybrid cloud.

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SQream DB is a fully-featured accelerated data warehouse, capable of handling the most complex queries. SQream DB has all of the features you expect from a relational database system, like comprehensive ANSI SQL support. Anyone can use SQream DB to load, store, and analyze data up to 100x faster than any other data warehouse.

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Business Intelligence Platforms

Investor, Advisor

ThoughtSpot's Analytical Search Appliance combines a new analytical search engine for data with a custom-built, in-memory relational data cache to provide sub-second response times to search queries run over billions of rows of data. It also frees BI teams from complex data modeling which dramatically reduces time-to-value.

 

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Numerify was founded with the vision of making analytics the status quo for all facets of the enterprise. Today Numerify builds solutions that empathize with the needs of the business user. Numerify analytic applications encapsulate best practices, a unified data model, and a crafted user experience that leads to novel insights. 

 

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FinTech

Investor 

Since the launch over a decade ago, FreedomPay has been a pioneer in transaction solutions, including mobile payments, cashless solutions, virtual and remote terminals, payment processing, intelligent analysis, routing of promotions, incentives and customer relationship management services. 

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Evident adds authenticity to the Internet. We simplify the complicated world of personal data and security giving companies the ability to embark on trusted interactions and transactions like never before. Evident provides a simple and secure API to allow enterprises to obtain and use verified personal data from individuals, without the risk and expense of securing it.

With Evident, companies can offer more sophisticated services that require stringent identity verification, background checks and proof of important licenses or credentials. Evident eliminates the need to collect sensitive information, helping avoid abandonment and minimizing exposure to cybersecurity threats. Companies can simplify compliance with regulatory requirements and save time and money ensuring secure and authentic interactions.

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Consumer 

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Inboard leverages cutting edge technology to develop the "Tesla" of electric skateboarding experience. The ride brings a stable "commuter" ride but offers the exhilaration for board enthusiast. for the A revolution within a revolution. With technology that combines in-wheel motors, a swappable battery that’s airplane compatible, integrated LED lights, and a splash proof exterior, InBoard introduces a whole new board riding experience.

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