Next-Generation Technologies & Secure Development , Video

Venture Capitalist: Now Is an Ideal Time to Invest in Cyber

Forgepoint's Alberto Yépez on the State of Cybersecurity Investments in 2023
J. Alberto Yépez, managing director, Forgepoint Capital

Valuations are down, some companies have left the market altogether, and some even have announced deep rounds of layoffs. Yet, Alberto Yépez of Forgepoint Capital retains optimism for the cybersecurity marketplace in 2023 and says now is the ideal time to be ramping up investments in innovation.

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In this video interview with Information Security Media Group, Yépez discusses:

  • How global economic conditions affect the cybersecurity marketplace;
  • The environment for cybersecurity innovation;
  • How he advises companies, investors and customers about new cybersecurity strategies and solutions.

Yépez is a seasoned investor and serial entrepreneur with a proven track record of building global businesses and leading them to successful exits. Prior to Forgepoint, he was a managing director at Trident Capital. He previously served as founder, chairman and CEO of enCommerce (acquired by Entrust), co-CEO and president of Entrust (acquired by Thoma Bravo), and chairman and CEO of Thor Technologies (acquired by Oracle). Yépez has also worked as an entrepreneur in residence at Warburg Pincus and a venture consultant at Bain Capital and was a consultant to the U.S. Department of Defense as part of the DeVenCI Initiative. Earlier in his career, he held various senior management roles at Apple and Oracle.

About the Author

Tom Field

Tom Field

Senior Vice President, Editorial, ISMG

Field is responsible for all of ISMG's 28 global media properties and its team of journalists. He also helped to develop and lead ISMG's award-winning summit series that has brought together security practitioners and industry influencers from around the world, as well as ISMG's series of exclusive executive roundtables.

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