Apr 28

Early Stage Startups - what can you expect?


Edited: Sep 27


If you are:

- a first time founder?

- new to building an enterprise class cybersecurity product company?

- unfamiliar selling to the InfoSec. buyer audience?


The CISO Ventures community is here to help accelerate your product-market-fit journey. Private to members (InfoSec. industry leaders), the Early Stage Startups section is for community members looking to help early stage cybersecurity teams. The section contains profiles on startups, listing 'their specific needs' for the community including a workflow to capture member interest. The needs can range from 'capital from investors' to 'early customers' and everything in between!


Interested in leveraging the help of our community? Here are the next steps

1. Fill out our intake form, it captures 80% context to showcase what makes you unique (bonus points if you were referred by a CISO Ventures community member)

2. The Whiteboard Venture Partners team, will reach out for additional context (20%) before we create a profile capturing each startup's needs in the Early Stage Startups section.

3. Each startup's profile is presented to the community (via email, real-time exchanges) to capture interest from the community

4. Based on the interest received, we will make warm introductions to the community members who are good fit based on your needs


PS: each startup profile is meant to remain alive and will continue to capture major relevant updates

New Posts
  • Are you a member of the CISO Ventures community? Are you interested in helping an early stage cybersecurity startup? In the Security Outcomes section, we categorize the early stage startups by outcome making it easier for community members to find startups based on market segment of interest (listed below) Cloud Security Mobile Security Network & Infrastructure Security Web Security Application Security Messaging Security Endpoint Security Data Security Identity & Access Management Fraud & Transaction Security Risk & Compliance Threat Intelligence Security Operations & Incident Response Digital Risk Management Security Consulting & Services MSSP IoT Security
  • This section of the forum is meant for the CISO Ventures community to present a security gap that is unsolved and debate its relevance in the 2-10 year horizon. Original Poster will get to direct the conversation as it relates to finding solutions/co-conspirators/validation etc. From time to time, you will find problem spaces that excite us at Whiteboard Venture Partners. Get in touch with us for a whiteboard session!
  • The purpose of this section is to look at all post Series A cybersecurity deals and the publicly available information on the formal role a CISO/CSO continues to play in the value creation journey of InfoSec. company. While we celebrate the CISO/CSO associated, we also want the CISO Ventures community to engage on their experiences (as a prospect/customer/partner) working with the specific company - we will make sure that any/all constructive feedback here finds its way back to the respective leadership team

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