About the Name
“Night Dragon” emerged in 2006 and became one of the first well-known nation-state cyberattacks, affecting approximately 71 organizations worldwide. The “Night Dragon” attacks were reported by McAfee in February 2011, while David DeWalt was the CEO. McAfee led the successful investigation and response to the breach.
When we launched NightDragon, we named the firm in tribute to the attacks and the significant moment it represented in history.
Today, NightDragon seeks to close the gap between offense and defense by deploying capital and expertise towards companies providing leading solutions to better protect governments, organizations and individuals.
Reinventing Venture Capital
NightDragon is more than a traditional venture capital firm. We back companies solving meaningful missions and accelerate them into market-leading organizations.
- Advisory services, late-stage and growth capital investments
- Early insight into the best and brightest ideas in new technologies
- Access to the NightDragon Network and NightDragon Advisors
- Playbooks for the best possible exits and outcomes
Value Creation at NIGHTSCALE
This way of thinking is embodied in our NightScale Value Creation Platform, which brings together a network of experienced entrepreneurs and business leaders with proven growth playbooks, operational support programs, and strategic partnerships to accelerate company growth in specialized and emerging verticals.
Our leadership and extended team provide a unique combination of deep and successful operating experiences leading enterprise and government organizations and a vast network of strategic relationships within the cybersecurity, safety, security and privacy industry.
Turning Mission Challenges Into Market Forces
Our portfolio companies are creating and changing markets for value and global good. We place our focus squarely on late-stage and growth-stage firms solving challenges at the intersection between offensive and defensive in cybersecurity, security, safety, and privacy.
Learn more about our focus and mission. Get behind-the-scenes stories direct from our leadership team and the NightDragon Network