January 12, 2022

Investing in Cybersecurity Startups w/ Kathy Wang

by Cyber Ranch

Show Notes

Join Allan as he discusses investing in cybersecurity startups with the perfect guest for the subject: Kathy Wang, CISO at Very Good Security, investor at Silicon Valley CISO Investments, investor at Firebolt Ventures, and former founder as well!

Allan and Kathy talk about investment goals, the process from start to finish, how to get started, the buy-in costs, returns, what to expect, partnering, etc.

Join them as they dive into this fascinating topic:

DISCLAIMER: NOBODY ON THIS SHOW IS A FINANCIAL ADVISOR OR PLANNER, AND NOTHING SAID ON THIS SHOW CONSTITUTES FINANCIAL ADVICE. OPINIONS EXPRESSED ON THIS SHOW ARE JUST THAT – OPINIONS – AND YOU SHOULD NOT USE THEM TO CONDUCT YOUR FINANCIAL AFFAIRS. CONSULT A LICENSED EXPERT INSTEAD OF US!

 

Key Takeaways:

02:14 Bio

02:54 Getting into cyber security investing

05:28 Spotting good investments

09:13 What’s the process?

15:15 Ranging investments | partnerships

22:35 29 no's and 1 yes – is that reality?

26:20 Seeking investment? Start here.

29:31 Be willing to work with other people

30:57 What is something from outside of infosec that helped you in infosec?

 

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