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Invest with Enterprise Security Syndicate
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Note from Enterprise Security Syndicate

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.

For example:

* 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 (, created the world's largest Java developer community (, created a marketplace for programmers to mentor each other (, 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.

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Ed Roman
Managing Director, Hack VC. Entrepreneur, developer, angel. Built several startups with strong exits. I pay-it-forward by helping as much as possible.
Kevin Rowney
Serial Entrepreneur in Infosec w/ multiple successful exits. Co-Founder of 1st Security startup accelerator in the Bay Area: ModNLabs Lives in SF.
Jeremy Levine
Founder/CEO @playdraft. Investor in 40+ startups.
Pierre Schurmann
- CEO at Keiretsu - Founder & Chairman @bossanova - Investor in 600+ startups Globally /100+ in AngelList - Founded 6 and exited 3 market leaders in Brazil
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“Having started, scaled and sold 3 companies I can relate to the challenges startups face. Also being the leader of pre seed in Brazil (we do 65% of all deals...more
Sundeep Ahuja
I've led 90+ Syndicates incl @mosaic @good-eggs @sandboxvr @starcity @notable-labs @livelyhsa; 3x Founder; Author; BS CS Stanford.
Raj DasGupta
Cloud Computing/SAAS at scale Author of The Icarus Prediction 80+ Angel Investments UMBC Alumni /Stanford AI Graduate Studies If you are in the DC area ping me
Diego Gomes
Founder & CEO @rock. Blogger, mentor & aspiring angel investor. Passionate about mobile, SaaS and subscription businesses.
Armando Biondi
Cofounder & COO @adespresso, acquired by @hootsuite in Feb 2017. Angel investor in 100+ startups. Guest Contributor, former Radio Speaker, proud #500strong
Stefano Bernardi
Planet+ investor
Brandon Goldman
Previously co-founder at @freshpay. Worked at @miso-media, @box-com.
Ed's an awesome investor and advisor. He really digs into the model to understand what he's talking about and draws from his experiences to help entrepreneurs see their business from a different perspective.
Super smart, well-connected, and eager to go above and beyond the call of duty to help startups succeed. Ed is one of my best resources -- if you get the chance to work with him, jump at it!
Exactly the kind of Angel Investor you want: not to pushy, doesn't require a lot of management and time, but always ready to use his experience to help take the company to the next level.
Ed has been very helpful, spent quality time to
Understand our business. He's honest and cares for others to succeed!
SUPER glad to have Ed as our advisor!
Jennifer Rasiah
For Ed Roman's work with Givesurance
Ed provides clear, common-sense feedback on all aspects of the business & product. His network and knowledge of the SF/SV scene is also vast. We're very happy to have him on board...
Derek Skaletsky
For Ed Roman's work with
Ed is an extremely balanced leader who has strong technical chops, excellent interpersonal communication skills and rock solid growth and customer acquisition behaviors.
Ed spent quality time with me and my team and he cares a lot about our business. He is very smart and helpful. He is always available for a call and whenever we have questions he answers them very quickly. We are very happy to have him helping us grow our business. He has a positive attitude and...more
Ed is a thoughtful, insightful, and extremely helpful investor + advisor. Class act all around. Very happy to have the chance to work with him!
Ed Roman has been a wonderful mentor for Nommery. He's shared insightful advice on building successful teams, accelerating growth, and raising capital. Ed is also a top-notch connector of awesome people. His support is invaluable.
Ed is a very self-aware entrepreneur, engineer, and investor. He was instantly able to grasp the value of our business and articulate what the future looks like for us. From his operational experience, network, and investments he has a wealth of resources. He began helping from day 1.
Ed's syndicate write-ups are the most thorough I've seen, enabling me to quickly invest.
Ed has been a tremendous help in our fund raising. He has been a go-to person for many business decisions for our company. Ed is awesome!
John Wang
For Ed Roman's investment at Dashbase
Kevin provides invaluable, daily hands-on, business development and strategic planning to the company.
Jeff MacMillan
For Kevin Rowney's work at KeyNexus
Kevin brought an enthusiasm for the vision that raised the game for the founding team and drove us towards upping our professional game.
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Enterprise Security Syndicate is a supervised person of or otherwise affiliated with Epsilon Advisors ERA Series, a series of Epsilon Advisors, LLC, an “Exempt Reporting Adviser” under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940. Important information regarding Epsilon Advisors ERA Series, a series of Epsilon Advisors, LLC, CRD Number 284084, can be found on its Form ADV available here. Enterprise Security Syndicate’s relationship with Epsilon Advisors ERA Series, a series of Epsilon Advisors, LLC may give rise to potential conflicts of interest or conflicting duties, which could materially impact the performance any deals led by this syndicate.