New York, New York – April 23, 2020 – Option3Ventures, a leading cybersecurity investment specialist firm based in New York and the Washington DC area, today announces a strategic partnership with Matrix Private Capital Group to support and invest in the most promising cybersecurity innovations. The announcement was made today by Manish Thakur, Managing Partner of Option3Ventures.
The partnership with Matrix Private Capital Group directly follows the statement, last month, that Richard S. “Dick” Fuld joined the Option3Ventures team as a Senior Strategic Advisor.
“We are delighted to be working with one of the most sophisticated investment firms whose team has decades of experience in financial services,” says Manish Thakur, Managing Partner, Option3Ventures. “As we navigate through these unprecedented times, it is important that we partner with experienced teams that will fuel the growth of our fund as we focus on the frontiers of the cybersecurity industry.”
“COVID-19 will clearly create radical changes in the global economy, and how each of us operates on a daily basis. Protecting our country in tomorrow’s world from both the huge economic disruption and digital threat is critical to our future,” says Dick Fuld. “Matrix is the perfect partner to be working with Opton3Ventures in the field of cybersecurity, most immediately its Cyber Special Situations vehicle, launched in response to the current crisis. Option3Ventures’ approach of combining investment and national security professionals, combined with the firm’s track record, serves as the perfect investment partner to prevent our security system being attacked by bad actors.”
Option3Ventures is a leading cybersecurity investment specialist made up of professionals drawn from both the national security community and the investment industry. It focuses on those companies at the very frontiers the of the cybersecurity sector, offering solutions to problems that existing technologies cannot address. Over the past five years, O3V has built a track record of venture investing in a select group of category leaders, and is now raising its first dedicated cyber venture capital fund, Option 3 Cyber Investments. O3V is based in New York and the Washington DC area, and its Board of Advisors range from former Chief Information Officers at such organizations as the Central Intelligence Agency and Department of Defense to the former CIO of Merrill Lynch and former CEO of Lehman Brothers.
About Matrix Private Capital Group
Matrix Private Capital Group is a diversified asset management firm and registered investment adviser founded in 2016 by a team of investment and wealth management professionals led by Richard S. Fuld, Jr. The Firm provides wealth advisory, strategic advisory, private equity and alternative equity solutions for individuals, family offices and institutions.