Remotium, a San Mateo, Calif.-based startup that helps companies manage the security risks of mobile devices, was named the Most Innovative Company at the start of the RSA Conference on Monday. The company, which has not yet raised any venture funding, was one of 10 finalists in the startup competition.
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The RSA Conference announced its 10 finalists of its annual Innovation Sandbox competition. And it was no easy task to whittle t he selection down from 64.
Cloud-based security provider Appthority has raised a $6.25 million Series A round led by Venrock and U.S. Venture Partners. The company helps the enterprise identify and manage risks hidden in mobile apps, a growing concern as more employees bring their own tablets and smartphones to work. As part of the deal, Ray Rothrock, a partner [...]
Securing the cloud is one of the main themes everyone is talking about this week in San Francisco at the annual RSA Conference. Asheem Chandna, a partner at Greylock Partners; Bob Ackerman, managing director at Allegis Capital, and George Hoyem, partner at In-Q-Tel, all discussed the challenges and opportunities of providing security to the cloud. [...]
What if a conference held a competition for startups, but got no entries? Fortunately, the chances of that happening for Innovation Sandbox—the half-day program that showcases startups and new security solutions at the RSA Conference—are slim, according to Paula Belikove, who founded the program. Although Belikove notes that the number of entries sent in so [...]
“It’s not as sexy as cleantech or social networking, but it is an active space and comes and goes in cycles.”
That’s what Ray Rothrock, partner of Venrock, said to me last week about security-related investments, in advance of the week-long RSA Conference that kicks off today in San Francisco.
Rothrock knows a thing or two about security deals. Having joined Venrock in 1988, he’s participated in 14 of the firm’s 16 security deals, with his first being in CheckPoint Software more than a decade ago.