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Bob Ackerman

AllegisCyber
Managing Director and Co-Founder

Bob Ackerman is referred to as one of “Cyber’s Money Men” by major business publications for his experience and leadership in venture capital investing in Cyber Security start-up technology companies. He has been named one of “Technology’s Top 100 Investors” by Forbes magazine and was named one of two leading cyber security investors in the world by Cyber Defense magazine. With 20 plus years of experience as a venture capitalist, Bob is the Founder and Managing Director of Silicon Valley and Maryland-based Cyber Security venture capital firm AllegisCyber Capital, Co-Founder of Columbia, Maryland-based Cyber Start-up Foundry DataTribe and the Founder and Executive Chairman of Founder’s Equity Partners, a direct secondary investment firm that also invests in cyber security companies. Bob is also the Chairman of the Global Cyber Innovation Summit, described as the “Davos of Cyber Security”
Prior to his career as a venture capitalist, Bob was a serial entrepreneur as a CEO and founder of two successful technology companies, including leading UNIX technology company UniSoft, and InfoGear Technology Corporation, the visionary creator of the original iPhones. Bob has a degree in Computer Science and is a member of the Adjunct Faculty at the University of California’s Haas School of Business MBA program.
About AllegisCyber Capital
AllegisCyber Capital partners closely with DataTribe, which grows cyber and data science technology startups in partnership with subject matter expert engineers from the U.S. intelligence community and
national labs. For more information on AllegisCyber Capital, please visit www.allegiscyber.com.
About DataTribe
DataTribe was launched in 2015 with the vision of empowering cyber security and data science domain masters from the intelligence community in the Washington, D.C. region to build and grow successful startups. Founded by leading investors, startup veterans and alumni of the U.S. intelligence community, DataTribe operates as a “foundry” – commiting capital, in-kind business services and decades of professional expertise to co-build the next generation of these companies. DataTribe companies had consistently been included as Top 10 Finalists in the RSA Innovation Sandbox and in June of 2020, the World Economic Forum recognized two DataTribe companies, Dragos and ENVEIL, in its list of 100 Technology Pioneers. DataTribe is headquartered in Fulton, Maryland, the focal point for the largest concentration of advanced cyber expertise in the world. For more information, visit https://datatribe.com.
AllegisCyber Capital, based in Silicon Valley and Maryland, has been investing in cyber security for almost two decades in the U.S and select international markets and was the first venture firm to focus exclusively on cyber security and data science. The firm’s team is replete with venture capital and start-up entrepreneurial veterans and has been described by industry press as “Cyber’s Money Men” for its domain expertise and market leadership position. Current AllegisCyber Capital investments include Area 1, Callsign, CyberGRX, Dragos, LucidWorks,
SafeGuard Cyber, Shape Security, Signifyd, Source Defense, Synack and vArmour.

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Bob Ackerman

AllegisCyber
Managing Director and Co-Founder