Chris Cunningham of C2 Ventures offers some predictions for what 2021 will bring to tech, covering AR, privacy, insurtech, and much, much more…
Privacy and Security
Signal Sciences, the developer-focused provider of security solutions for APIs and web applications, has agreed to be acquired by Fastly, the edge computing platform, for $775M. The transaction is structured as $200M in cash and $575M in cash.
50 years of combined security experience between the cofounders and they still couldn’t find a security company they admired. Existing data privacy solutions weren’t built for today’s cloud-based infrastructure and the volume, velocity, and variety of data that enterprises are using. Recognizing this disconnect, Dave Cole and Mark Curphey built Open Raven, a modern data security platform that empowers security teams to understand and track where their company’s data is in the cloud and prevent any security incidents before a breach. Cole shares more about Open Raven’s future plans and recent funding round led by Kleiner Perkins.
For too long online users have been too willing to hand over their personal data in exchange for using mobile services (e.g., Apple, Facebook, Amazon, Google, etc.). As these companies continue to expand their footprints, untethered by regulators, into every facet of their customer’s lives there is a growing revolt.
Recently, the Interior Department ordered the grounding of its drone fleet that was made in China or contained Chinese parts. This comes on the heels of similar actions taken by the Department of Homeland Security in May and the United States Army in 2017. While political pundits credit the ban to the Trump administration’s policy initiatives […]