Former tech veep of Fidelity Investments, and tech geek, Joseph McGrath, has joined TrustDefender’s US operations to further the strategic initiative of defending trust online, worldwide.
Venture investors may have turned their attention to earlier stage ad-tech companies at the right time now that big investments and strong IPOs could give their valuations a boost.
On Monday morning, Turn announced an $80 million Series E round, which included investments by Fidelity Investments and BlackRock, in the latest sign that investors are returning to embrace the sector.
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Australian security software titan, TrustDefender, has launched a new version 3.0 of its flagship TrustDefender Pro technology, a new “Central Intelligence Server” and TrustDefender Zero, a new fraud risk management solution all designed to “reduce the risk of online fraud” targeting the growing expansion of mobile devices used for online transactions.
In this week’s episode of Ask A VC, NEA’s Jon Sakoda joined us in the studio to discuss his views on big data, seed investing and more.
For background, Sakoda joined NEA in 2006 and focuses on investments in SaaS, infrastructure software, and big data applications. His investments include Blue Jeans Network, Desire2Learn, Hearsay Social, OPOWER, ScienceLogic, Suniva, and WibiData.
As we reported a few weeks ago, VC firm Lightbank is looking to expand its investments beyond Chicago. The VC firm started by Groupon seed investors Eric Lefkofsky and Brad Keywell is announcing its second location in the Flatiron neighborhood of Manhattan.
The company currently has six investments in the NYC area but plans to grow this number of investments.