Like death and taxes, cyber-crime is totally inevitable. As the cyber-crime evolves so quickly, so does the remedy. Hence investment into cybersecurity has been growing y-o-y for some years, and especially into early rounds. In my view it is not surprising that Corporates want a piece of the action, and that 2016 is set to be the best year so far for corporate investment in cybersecurity.
Peter Wolfers is COO at FirstCapital, a UK/USA based technology Investment Bank. Visit FirstCapital’s web site www.firstcapital.co.uk and follow FirstCapital on twitter @smartdealmaking
BigCo Bets On Cybersecurity: Corporates Making Record Deals To Security Startups Corporations are still betting actively on cybersecurity — Intel Capital is the most active. Corporations and their corporate venture arms — including Intel and Google — have become increasingly active in cybersecurity investment, despite overall deals and dollars to cybersecurity startups slowing down in 2016 year-to-date. Four years ago in 2012, there were 23 deals to cybersecurity startups involving corporates; whereas already in 2016 there have been 44 deals. The most recent quarter saw 25 deals to cybersecurity involving corporates, a new quarterly high.