This syndicate invests in Enterprise Security deals. These are typically SaaS companies with predictable, recurring revenue, and high annual contract values (ACVs).
The partners of this syndicate have invested in enterprise security startups for years. We are experts in software infrastructure and security, which helps attract the best dealflow, since we are value-added.
* Matt Bigge (advisor) is a Venture Partner at Crosslink Capital, who focuses specifically on enterprise security for the last 20 years. Matt carries a strong track record of investing in leading edge technology companies including BugCrowd, Protectwise, CloudShield (SAIC), Narus (Boeing) and ArcSight (HP). He was also an early investor and Chairman of the Board of MeshNetworks (Motorola). Note: Matt is an advisor to this syndicate and does not receive any carried interest from this syndicate due to his affiliation with Crosslink Capital.
* Kevin Rowney (partner) is a serial entrepreneur and investor with a focus on enterprise security, with multiple successful exits under his belt. He is the founder of Vontu (lead vendor in the DLP space, acquired by Symantec in '07). He is also the creator and leader of Symantec's Breach Response Team from '08 thru '12. He co-founded Mod N Labs, which is the first cyber-security accelerator in the Bay Area.
* Ed Roman (partner) is a serial entrepreneur and investor with a focus on software infrastructure. Back in the 1990s he created secure digital signatures for Microsoft Office documents using public-private key encryption, so that you can help reduce the spread of macro viruses. He currently is one of the most active syndicate leads on AngelList. He runs the largest programmer conference in history (hacksummit.org), created the world's largest Java developer community (theserverside.com), created a marketplace for programmers to mentor each other (hackhands.com), and has authored a best-selling programming book on Java. Examples of relevant deals in enterprise security or software infrastructure space include Protectwise, NodeSource, Fossa, Dashbase, ScaleArc, KeyNexus, and Iotium.
The ideal backers for this syndicate would be those who have value to add in Enterprise Security or software infrastructure, so that we can help our startups succeed. However, all backers will be considered.
You can sever your relationship with this syndicate and stop backing at any time, and not invest in any deal for any reason. Backing gives you a higher chance of an allocation so you don't miss out on deals.
Note: Angel investing is risky. Whenever you make an angel investment, you should always do so with money that you don't need, since most investments fail. You should also assume that exits can take 7-10 years.
Please read the Angel Investing Guide we wrote at http://bit.ly/1dlMD6a
We will syndicate all deals where possible.