Jay Kaplan is CEO and Co-founder of Synack, the creator of a system that safely crowdsources security vulnerability testing in a military-grade, trusted environment.
If you have an idea that you believe to be truly transformative, don’t wait to dive in and make it happen. By tip-toeing around, you are simply delaying your inevitable success or failure and allowing potential competitors to enter the market. Go big or go home.
Not only is Synack bringing a new disruptive vulnerability discovery model to mass market, but we are adding layers onto existing implementations that make adoption easier for companies of any size from small business to enterprise.
I spent the past four years working for a major government intelligence organization. Starting a company was certainly a culture shock, but in a great way. After prototyping for several months, my co-founder and I received enough positive feedback and validation to make the leap and work on our venture full time.
Synack just closed a seed round of funding comprised of several Tier 1 investors including Greylock Partners and Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers. The key thing when fundraising is listening to your instincts; if you have a lot of interest, you are going to get pulled a million different directions from varying viewpoints.
Being resourceful and utilizing connections is your best friend. ...