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RSA 2019: 10 Cybersecurity Execs On The Most Interesting Private Equity & VC Firms To Watch

CRN asks 10 security CEOs, technical leaders, and sales leaders attending RSA 2019 which private equity and venture capital firms have been making the biggest waves in the cybersecurity industry.

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Doubling Down On Cybersecurity

The venture capital industry has become a critical part of the evolution of the cybersecurity business, and much of the innovation in the industry can be traced back to between 10 and 20 core VCs, according to McAfee CEO Chris Young.

Cybersecurity incubators in Israel and the Washington, D.C. area bring both capital and perspective to the table, Young said, and are trying to facilitate dialogue between the tech companies and the buyer or user population to accelerate the pace of innovation.

Private equity firms, meanwhile, can add value by providing detailed best practices around everything from sales and marketing and product development to financials and human resources, said Infoblox President and CEO Jesper Andersen. This allows portfolio companies to pinpoint the areas of the operation where they don't measure up and quickly take steps to improve, Andersen said.

Here's a look at the private equity and venture capital firms that CEOs, technical leaders, and sales leaders attending RSA 2019 feel have been making the biggest waves in the cybersecurity industry.

 
 
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