Data security, Leadership, Cloud security

State of the Market With a VC – Will Lin – ESW #270

This is a recurring segment, in which we bring on a VC to provide an investor’s point-of-view on all this activity. It’s hard to imagine a better investor to join us than Will Lin, co-founder of Forgepoint, one of the few VC firms that exclusively invests in cybersecurity startups!

We're very excited to have Will back on and are looking forward to discussing:

- Huge valuations and potential pricing/market resets and corrections

- Interesting new security categories: DSPM, SaaS Security, Enterprise Browsers

- Why security startups seem to be more resilient than in other markets (for reference: https://www.cbinsights.com/research/biggest-startup-failures/)

Full episode and show notes

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Guest

Will Lin
Will Lin
Managing Director & Co-Founder at Forgepoint Capital

Will is a member of the ForgePoint founding team and has been involved in every aspect of the firm’s evolution. Since ForgePoint Capital’s founding in 2015, Will has risen from Vice President to Managing Director in five years—a meteoric career advancement. As Managing Director, he is a senior member of the team responsible for leading investments, growing the members of the investment team, expanding the trusted network of industry relationships and supporting fundraising efforts. He started his career at Citi’s Investment Banking Group and subsequently joined Trident Capital where he supported investments in cybersecurity and infrastructure software. Will currently serves on the boards of Attivo Networks, Bishop Fox, Concourse Labs, LoginRadius, Remediant, Symmetry Systems, Uptycs and an unannounced company.

Hosts

Adrian Sanabria
Adrian Sanabria
Director of Product Management at Tenchi Security
Katie Teitler
Katie Teitler
Senior Security Strategist at Axonius
Tyler Shields
Tyler Shields
CMO at JupiterOne
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