Our team has hundreds of years of combined experience in:
Each member of the leadership team has an extensive background in a key area of suppo
Adam Anderson, Managing General Partner: Adam has an extensive track record of working with Cybersecurity startups and getting them investment-ready. Adam’s role in the fund is Sourcing, Networking, and Brand-Building through attending events and conferences, and publishing content online. By speaking with others in the industry, such as lawyers, bankers, and centers of influence inside the cybersecurity community specific to startups, he will develop the relationships necessary to create meaningful change in the industry. Adam will also manage the internal team to make sure all roles have the support they need for execution.
Bruce Smalls: Fundraising and LP Relations – Bruce is a “Super Connector” and a global thought leader on technology in emerging markets. His role is to help the firm raise new funds, report to existing Limited Partners (LPs), and find new investors for future funds.
Joshua Sharp, Compliance and Operations Manager: With a background in private equity fund management, Joshua’s primary responsibilities are providing continuous access to accurate information for all participants and ensuring a durable, accountable, system for operations. His skills are interfacing with regulators and partners in investor relations, accounting/legal, and IT. Joshua ensures that all firm matters are handled. He oversees our infrastructure and processes for compliance with a range of regulatory agencies spanning three continents. His familiarity with the needs of international investors and tax planning underlines his work.
Jonathan Bates: Deal Execution – Jonathan is a retired US military EOD (Explosive Ordnance Disposal). Jonathan is responsible for conducting due diligence on potential startup investments, analyzing their markets and financial projections, and negotiating deal terms.
Will Beatty, Special Advisor: Will has over 25 years of business development and organizational leadership experience that includes private and non-profit consulting. Will also has extensive experience in launching private and non-profit start-ups. His background includes developing and implementing marketing strategies, business expansion initiatives, human resources, and client relations.
Deepak Kingsley, Special Advisor & International Legal Liaison: Deepak has over 29 years of legal, management, and commercial experience. Deepak has overseen the legal departments of several large multinational companies and is experienced in managing diverse teams. Deepak is practiced in both litigation & arbitration and has been instrumental in negotiating numerous commercially viable settlement agreements. His 29 years of business experience has helped him to build a wealth of international business connections.
Harry Zolides, Special Advisor: Harry was IBM Software Mergers & Acquisitions leader for Cybersecurity. He has facilitated the acquisition and integration of newly acquired companies into IBM and participated in due diligence for target acquisition companies. These projects include: Varicent, Kenexa, and CrossIdeas acquisitions. Harry will be advising on Portfolio Company Support: Helping portfolio companies with everything from recruiting, sales & marketing, engineering, and fundraising to administrative and financial issues.
David Hyde-Volpe: Technology Validation – David has a broad science and technology background and has successfully launched a number of software, and cybersecurity companies. He specializes in the creation of value through technology IP and is the creator of RedPill, the first open-source quantitative cybersecurity risk simulation. David currently serves as the Chief Security Architect for Amber Group Ltd. and will assist the fund with due diligence and post-investment engineering/technology support.
David's key Technology Competencies are: Programming, Machine Learning, Big Data Analytics, Quantum Computing, Penetration Testing, and Security Architecture.
Zach Eikenberry: Sourcing – Zach has extensive relationships with the top cybersecurity accelerators and is extremely active in the Cybersecurity Startup Community. Zach is also considered to be the current thought leader on Psychological Security and is highly sought after both as a speaker and a news correspondent. His role will be to assist in finding new startups to invest in and making the initial connections.
William R. Mansfield II: Special Advisor, Fundraising and LP Relations, Portfolio Company Support – William is an expert at early-stage growth and long-term valuation positioning for funded companies. He has a significant track record with investment bankers, traders, and a host of entrepreneurs and businesses. His role will be to help match Ansuz Capital with the best possible Limited Partners while also providing advice and support to our portfolio companies and on the execution of our synergy fund model.
Larry Whiteside Jr.: Special Advisor & Strategic Planning Specialist: Larry is recognized as a thought leader in the Cybersecurity industry. He has over 25 years of experience in the Information Security and Risk Management field. Larry has held Executive Information Security roles in many different verticals of business in both the public and private sectors. Larry's unique background in the Information Security field has afforded him the opportunity to present & share his expertise with Corporate C Level Executives and high-ranking government & military officials. He is also a popular speaker at industry events such as RSA, Secure World, Gartner, and SC World Congress. Larry has been a nominee and winner of various industry awards, has authored numerous articles for industry publications, and been quoted in many industry periodicals and magazines.
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