- 1 Business Security Weekly #83
- 2 Programming Update & Discussion
- 3 Tracking Security Innovation
- 4 Interview: Tim Chen, DomainTools
Business Security Weekly #83
Recorded April 30, 2018 at G-Unit Studios in Rhode Island!
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Programming Update & Discussion
Value Prop Scorecard
- Going to run it as a beta program starting in mid-May
- Working on the details this week; looking for people to use it, offer feedback
- This sets the stage for both programming and conferences
- Plan on segments around problems, value, impact/friction
Monthly Book Club Segment
- The basic vision: for leaders, their teams, our families
- Announce the book in advance of the segment
- Discussion focused on action
Regular Segments on improving Performance
- Two-week test
Regular Audience-Driven Segments
- Stock options
- How to share ideas and protect your IP
- Lifestyle business
Tracking Security Innovation
Carbon Black looking for $1B valuation in IPO
- Pricing the IPO between $15-17/share
- $191M over 9 rounds; Series F of $68.3M in Sept 2015 (valuation of $609M)
Avast looking for $4.5B valuation in IPO
- Listing on the London Stock Exchange; joining Sophos as the only other security firm
- Over $100M in funding
- “It plans to use the new money to invest in product development and marketing and to expand its staff.”
- $149M raised over at least 6 rounds
Minim raised $2.5M in Seed Funding
- 32 companies signed on; some notables have not (yet) - Apple, Amazon, Twitter, Google
- four principles: “strong defense,” “no offense,” “capacity building,” and “collective action.”
Interview: Tim Chen, DomainTools
Tim joined as CEO of DomainTools in 2009 and has spent 9 years leading the transformation of the company from an advertising based consumer service to a profitable and growing Enterprise SaaS security firm with over 500 global customers.
Prior to DomainTools, Tim spent over 10 years in business development executive roles with Internet and software companies in San Francisco, and four years in the Corporate Finance group at J.P. Morgan in New York. Originally from Rochester, New York, Tim is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Haverford College, has an MBA from Stanford University, and sits on the board of NewRetirement.com, an automated retirement planning service.