Option3Ventures Lives At The Cybersecurity Investing Frontier
Cybersecurity investing isn’t part of what we do. It’s everything we do. We draw on expertise and experience gained in the U.S. intelligence community and the investment industry to identify the true investment whitespaces – the underserved and underinvested frontiers where traditional information security solutions won’t work.
Option 3 Ventures LLC specializes in finding and developing attractive investment opportunities at the frontiers of cybersecurity and immediately adjacent technologies. It brings a unique perspective to these industries, integrating the expertise and experience of its management and advisors in the United States National Security Community with their extensive operations and investment expertise gained in the technology industry and on Wall Street. The Option3Ventures team has worked together for the past five years, invested in five companies and successfully exited from two of those investments.
Option3Ventures has built a multi-functional team of dedicated cybersecurity investment, operations and technology experts that bring together the experience and expertise required for meeting the unique challenges of investing in the cyber sector. Each member has an average of 25 years of work experience. Working together, the team has closed five investments, and are launching their first dedicated fund.
At the heart of O3V’s decision making is its Technology Board, which assesses each potential investment that we make. The Technology Board consists of former Chief Information Officers from such organizations as the CIA, DoD, U.S. CyberCommand, Merrill Lynch, AOL Time Warner, among others.
O3V benefits from the senior financial markets expertise and heritage of Richard S. Fuld, Jr., former CEO and Chairman of the Board of Lehman Brothers. Since 2009, Mr. Fuld has been the Chairman of Matrix Investment Partners, his family office. In 2019, Mr Fuld joined O3V as a Senior Strategic Advisor.
Over the past four years, the Option3Ventures team has invested in 5 companies, and realized two successful exits. O3V intends to contribute its current portfolio of three investments into a new dedicated venture capital fund, Option 3 Cyber Investments LP, to be launched in 2020
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