About NightDragon

Strategic Operating Investors

About the Name

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“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.

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2012

NightDragon is founded to help solve for massive risk areas.

2012-2020

NightDragon makes key investments in mission-driven companies with high-impact potential.

2021

NightScale Value Creation Platform expands and Advisory Team is deepened

NightDragon expands its wingspan and reach with a $750M NightDragon Growth I fund

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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.

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NightDragon Leadership

Mission-Focused Team

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.

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Therese Coutermarsh
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Tony Chow
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Steve Simonian
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Evan Gibney
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Hannah Huffman
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Sarah Kuranda
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Katherine Gronberg
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Nadav Zafrir
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Chris Deverell
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Admiral Mike Rogers
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Thomas Pompidou
Josiah Hsiung
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Amy De Salvatore
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Morgan Kyauk
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Ken Gonzalez
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Dave DeWalt

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.

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Cybersecurity

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Security

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Safety

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Privacy

Hear from the Team

Learn more about our focus and mission. Get behind-the-scenes stories direct from our leadership team and the NightDragon Network

Solving Unique Problems with Innovative Solutions