Ed TALKS: Cybersecurity M&A – True Tales From All Sides

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Ed Adams | Ron Gula, Gula Tech Adventures | Maria Lewis Kussaul, AGC Partners | Aric Perminter, Lynx Technology Partners

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In recent years the cybersecurity industry enjoyed high valuations, rapid growth, and the creation of many ‘unicorns.’ However, the industry has also had its fair share of overhyped expense/debt-laden companies. Cybersecurity investors have pumped the brakes with a global economic slowdown and generational inflation. Path-to-profitability has quickly become a paramount metric, once de-prioritized for growth, often despite massive losses. This Ed TALKS will feature diverse perspectives from a cybersecurity investment banker, entrepreneur/executive, and venture capitalist. Attend to hear how today’s technology and investment trends are changing the way we operate in cybersecurity and get expert advice on: • Challenges of running a VC/PE-backed cybersecurity company • Valuation calibration and investment appetite • Metrics to watch closely, stress, or de-emphasize • ‘Red herrings’ cyber leaders need to avoid chasing

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