On March 2 NightDragon, a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) focused on the cybersecurity, safety and privacy markets, opened on the NASDAQ stock exchange. Named after a Chinese hacking operation and headed by veteran cybersecurity industry executive Dave DeWalt, the company is comprised of a group of investors that raise capital through an initial public offering specifically for the purpose of acquiring an existing, unknown company.

SC Media sat down (virtually) with DeWalt to learn more about NightDragon, the type of companies they're looking to invest in over the next 24 months and the current state of the cybersecurity and privacy markets. You can read NightDragon’s SEC Form S-1, which lays out more details about its structure and goals, here.

For the uninitiated, could you start by telling us what a SPAC is, how you came to form Nightdragon and what you are looking to do?

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