The rise of AI will usher in a new era in cybersecurity. Bots, deep fakes, targeted attacks and ransomware are merely the beginning. In this environment, we believe there is a tremendous opportunity for innovative technologists to build companies designed to counteract the next wave of cyber threats. Greylock eagerly wants to help initiate and advance these efforts up and down the cyber stack.
We have a distinguished, long-term track record in cybersecurity. Greylock partners have invested in, helped build, and/or worked at many of the most important companies in cyber including Palo Alto Networks, Okta, Rubrik, Sumo Logic, Abnormal Security, Cato Networks, Skyhigh Networks, Demisto, Imperva, Check Point and Sourcefire. Palo Alto Networks (the largest independent cybersecurity company), Sumo Logic, and Abnormal Security were all incubated at Greylock.
Some areas of particular interest include: cloud security, developer security, identity and access, security monitoring and automation, new algorithmic approaches for prevention, and security training.
NIR ZUK // PALO ALTO NETWORKS
Global Cybersecurity Leader
Nir Zuk started Palo Alto Networks (PANW) in 2005 from a desk at Greylock and the original vision was jointly created on a Greylock whiteboard. Rajiv Batra and Lee Klarich joined Nir and the early team delivered the initial product in 2007 – a “next generation firewall” that could identify and provide fine-grained control of applications. The company went public in 2012. Today Palo Alto Networks is the world’s largest independent cybersecurity company and is a member of the S&P 500.Learn More
Sanjay Jeyakumar & Evan Reiser // Abnormal Security
Comprehensive Cloud Email Security
We initiated Abnormal Security in 2018 with Evan Reiser and Sanjay Jeyakumar, and the initial concepts and team incubated in our offices. The company is a pioneer in deploying AI to stop sophisticated email attacks, including business email compromise, vendor fraud, credential phishing, and malware. Today, Abnormal is the leading AI-native email security platform, protecting a rapidly growing customer base, including many Fortune 500 companies.Learn More