Accelerate Your Startup's Trajectory or Find Your Next M&A in Cyber Security

Hopefully you've heard the good news that Wired Business Media ( has acquired Suits and Spooks. I will still be involved in curating the events, and one of the innovations that I introduced will be happening very soon in New York City on May 19th - the Security Startup Speed Lunch.

I came up with this idea because Taia Global, the company that I founded in 2011, is a cyber security startup and last week we signed two Fortune Global 500 customers to our new product offering REDACT. I never would have met those customers without the benefit of Suits and Spooks. So this is my way of paying it forward.

If your security startup is less than five years old and hasn't raised more than a series A round, then you have an opportunity to meet face to face for six minutes to pitch your product to the following high level decision makers; any one of whom could - with a "yes" - accelerate the trajectory of your company.

  • Dan Geer - CISO of In-Q-Tel
  • Christopher Michael - Cybersecurity Deputy and Director of Security Engineering at BAE Systems
  • Nicholas Brookes - Director, Deputy Global Head of Financial Intelligence Unit at Credit Suisse
  • Edward V. Marshall - Vice President, Credit Suisse
  • Phil Rosenberg - Director, Deloitte Financial Advisory Services
  • Lisa Dane - Director, Deloitte Business Intelligence Group
  • Niloofar Howe - Operating Partner and Managing Director at Paladin Capital

In addition to the above, you'll also meet 1:1 with other decision makers from corporations, academia, State government, and venture capital firms. This is a very limited-seating event that will run from 12p-3p at Soho House NYC on May 19th. Lunch is included and there will be a cash bar.

If you're a VC, or a Director or above at a mid-sized or larger corporation or State agency and you want to stay current on the latest new security solutions that are about to hit the market, then this lunch is for you as well.

If you'd like to sponsor this event, shoot me an email and I'll introduce you to Mike Lennon at Wired Business Media.

Here's how to register.