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Startup Security Weekly #50

Recorded August 11, 2017 at G-Unit Studios in Rhode Island!

Hosts

  • Paul Asadoorian
    Embedded device security researcher, security podcaster, and CEO of Active Countermeasures .
  • Black Hat Recap with Matt Alderman

    Matt and Paul review the security startups and companies that caught their attention at the recent Black Hat conference in Las Vegas!

    • Skyport Systems
    • IntSights
    • Capsule8
    • Zingbox
    • RiskSense
    • ZeroFox

    Startup Articles & Discussion

    Startup & Security Notes of Interest

    VCs love insurance, even if you don’t

    • https://techcrunch.com/2017/07/22/vcs-love-insurance-even-if-you-dont/
    • ‘So far this year, insurance-focused startups (excluding the Asian continent*) have raised more than $700 million, almost as much as they raised in all of 2016’
    • ‘Much of the funding boom comes from big insurers themselves, who are backing and leading more rounds for insurance startups, as well as companies in related areas like financial services.’
    • ‘In small allocations, however, venture can actually be a strategy for reducing risk, as it allows large, entrenched players to track and take stakes in the upstart ventures that could reshape their industries.’
    • Cyber plays a huge role here as insurance companies are searching for new areas, new revenue potential, new growth

    Opportunity — Brain Alchemy Course for free

    Hi [Insert your Friend's Name],

    I don't know if you've ever heard of Psychotactics.com. I've enjoyed their website and have found it to have very useful information for business. And it's pretty zany too.

    They're giving away a free workshop (it's online, so you just have to download the information) and they asked if I could give it to a friend. I thought of you immediately, and that's why I'm sending it across.

    Check it out and judge for yourself.

    Here's the link: https://www.psychotactics.com/bam

    [Insert Your Name]

    P.S. I read somewhere on the page that there's a deadline for this free offer, so have a look and decide.

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