Alex Stamos Overview

  • Investor Type
  • Angel

  • Status
  • Active

  • Investments
  • 10

  • Portfolio
  • 4

  • Exits
  • 5

Exits

Alex Stamos General Information

Description

Mr. Alex Stamos serves as Advisor & Venture Partner at Felicis. Prior to joining Stanford, he served as the Chief Security Officer at Facebook. He is a cybersecurity expert, business leader, and entrepreneur working to improve the security and safety of the Internet through his teaching and research at Stanford University. He is an Adjunct Professor at Stanford's Freeman-Spogli Institute and a visiting scholar at the Hoover Institution. Prior to joining Stanford, he served as the Chief Security Officer of Facebook. In this role, he led a team of engineers, researchers, investigators, and analysts charged with understanding and mitigating information security risks to the company and safety risks to the 2.5 billion people on Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp. During his time at Facebook, he led the company's investigation into manipulation of the 2016 US election and helped pioneer several successful protections against these new classes of abuse. As a senior executive, he represented Facebook and Silicon Valley to regulators, lawmakers, and civil society on six continents, and has served as a bridge between the interests of the Internet policy community and the complicated reality of platforms operating at a billion-user scale. Before joining Facebook, he was the Chief Information Security Officer at Yahoo, rebuilding a storied security team while dealing with multiple assaults by nation-state actors. While at Yahoo, he led the company's response to the Snowden disclosures by implementing massive cryptographic improvements in his first months. In 2004, he co-founded iSEC Partners, an elite security consultancy known for groundbreaking work in secure software development, and embedded and mobile security. Throughout his career, he has worked toward making security a more representative field and has highlighted the work of diverse technologists as an organizer of the Trustworthy Technology Conference and OURSA. He has been involved with securing the US election system as a contributor to Harvard's Defending Digital Democracy Project and involved in the academic community as an advisor to Stanford's Cybersecurity Policy Program and UC Berkeley's Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity. He is a member of the Aspen Institute's Cyber Security Task Force, the Bay Area CSO Council and the Council on Foreign Relations. He also serves on the advisory board of NATO's Collective Cybersecurity Center of Excellence in Tallinn, Estonia. He worked under Prof. David Patterson while earning a BS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at UC Berkeley.

Business Details

Website
unhandled.com
Investor Status
Actively Seeking New Investments
Primary Investor Type
Angel (individual)
Corporate Office
  • 2460 Sand Hill Road
  • Suite 100
  • Menlo Park, CA 94025
  • United States
+1 (650) 000-0000

Alex Stamos Investments (10)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
Indent 21-Dec-2021 Seed Round 00.00 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 0000 000000
Block Party 22-May-2020 0000 00000 00000 Application Software Generating Revenue
Evervault 17-May-2020 00000 00000 0000 Network Management Software Generating Revenue 0000 000000
Cyberhaven 05-Dec-2019 00000 00000 0000 Network Management Software Generating Revenue 0000 000000
Altitude Networks 16-May-2019 00000 00000 000 Network Management Software Generating Revenue 0000 000000
Bit Discovery 09-Apr-2018 00000 00000 00.00 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 0000 000000
StackRox 18-Jul-2017 00000 00000 0000 Network Management Software Generating Revenue 0000 000000
Signal Sciences 01-Jan-2015 00000 00000 00.00 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 0000 000000
Signal Sciences 21-May-2014 Seed Round 000 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 0000 000000
Blissmo 27-Sep-2012 Angel (individual) Social/Platform Software Generating Revenue 0000 000000

Alex Stamos Exits (5)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size
Bit Discovery 01-Jun-2022 Merger/Acquisition 000.00
Altitude Networks 29-Apr-2022 000000000000000000
StackRox 25-Feb-2021 000000000000000000
Signal Sciences 01-Oct-2020 Merger/Acquisition 00000
Blissmo 15-Nov-2017 Merger/Acquisition

Alex Stamos Investments by Industry, Year, and Region

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Alex Stamos Team (1)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office
Alex Stamos Angel Investor 0 Menlo Park, CA

Alex Stamos Co-Investors (38)

Name With Exits Lead Partner Series Industry
Dylan Field 2 0 Series chart Industry bar
Index Ventures 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Olivier Pomel 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Sequoia Capital 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Kleiner Perkins 0 0 Series chart Industry bar

Alex Stamos FAQs

  • Who is Alex Stamos?

    Alex Stamos is an angel Investor who has made 10 investments.

  • What kind of investor is Alex Stamos?

    Alex Stamos is an angel investor.

  • What does Alex Stamos do?

    As an angel investor, Alex Stamos invests personal money into promising companies, typically in exchange for equity.

  • What has Alex Stamos invested in?

    Alex Stamos has made numerous investments in companies like Indent, Block Party, and Evervault within the Business/Productivity Software, Application Software, and Network Management Software industries.

  • What has Alex Stamos invested in recently?

    Alex Stamos's latest investment was on 21-Dec-2021 in Indent, a company within the Business/Productivity Software industry.

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