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June 11, 2018: Mickey Boodaei, Co-Founder and CEO of Transmit Security

  • An overview of Transmit Security and its goal of building a cross-channel identity platform that is designed to simplify, accelerate, and reduce the cost of identity-related projects
  • The advantages to self-funding Transmit Security, including the strong drive and motivation to succeed that it instills
  • An overview of the cybersecurity landscape, which includes network security, endpoint security, and identity
  • The rationale behind starting Transmit Security – Mickey and Rakesh already founded companies in network security and endpoint security, so identity was the logical next step
  • How Transmit Security is able to stay ahead of the competition by working closely with its customers and having a flexible, scalable platform that allows them to build capabilities extremely quickly
  • The main criteria Mickey looks at when investing in startups, which is personal interest

Mickey is the Co-Founder and CEO of Transmit Security, a cybersecurity startup focused on building a cross-channel identity platform designed to simplify, accelerate, and reduce the cost of identity-related projects for large enterprises. Along with his Co-Founder and company President, Rakesh Loonkar, Mickey has positioned the self-funded company as a go-to security solution for enterprise.

Prior to founding Transmit Security, Mickey was the Founder and CEO of Trusteer, which was acquired in 2013 by IBM for $1 billion. Before founding Trusteer, Mickey was co-founder of Imperva, now a leader in web and database security.

Mickey has successfully invested in various cybersecurity startups including Skyfence, Aorato, Hyperwise, and Lacoon Security, among several others. Mickey holds board seats at several companies he has invested in.

Mickey received his Masters of Science in Computer Engineering from the Israel Institute of Technology (Technion), and his MBA from Ben Gurion University.

 

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