Cybersecurity-focused SYN Ventures closes $300 mn VC fund

SYN Ventures, a VC firm founded and led by former Fortune 500 CISOs and C-level security leaders, announced the closing of its $300 million VC fund.
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SYN Ventures will focus on early-stage start-ups in business areas such as cybersecurity, industrial security, national defense, privacy, regulatory compliance, and data governance.

SYN Ventures announced that Ryan Permeh, Co-Founder and former Chief Scientist of Cylance, has joined as an Operating Partner.

“Adding Ryan, one of the most successful and connected entrepreneurs in our industry, to our team is incredible validation of our investment thesis and mission of protecting all companies big or small, the United States and our allies,” said Jay Leek, Managing Partner at SYN Ventures.

SYN investments include Adlumin, Boldend, Halcyon, Metabase Q, Netography, Pangea, Phosphorus,, SecZetta, Sevco Security, ShiftLeft, SynSaber, TrackerDetect, Revelstoke, Transmit Security, and others.

Some of the firm’s CISO advisors include Cradlepoint CISO, Ben Carr; Chipotle CISO, Dave Estlick; Vista Equity Partners Managing Director and CISO, Adrian Peters; USAA CSO, Jason Witty, and more.

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