Share Tweet Share Share Email The demand for innovative cybersecurity solutions has increased as cyber threats become more sophisticated and frequent. It is now essential for companies to prioritize cybersecurity to protect their customer base and ensure business survival. The investment in the cybersecurity sector has also grown, reaching a high of $23.3 billion in 2021. I interviewed Ben Nye of Venture Guides and Alex Pinchev of Capri Ventures, venture capital firms with cybersecurity portfolios, to understand their investment strategies and trends they’ve noticed. Despite a decrease in global investment funding, the cybersecurity market is still growing, and both Venture Guides and Capri Ventures remain focused on long-term company building. They prioritize companies with strong management teams, disruptive technology, and good initial traction. The current market conditions have impacted the number and nature of companies being founded, with VCs focusing on supporting their best portfolio companies. The cyber sector has experienced significant growth and change, with a trend towards an increasing number of attackers and attack vectors. Cyber founders looking to stand out in the market should focus their resources, address material threats, and prioritize ease of use and time to value. They should also listen to the market and adjust their approach accordingly. When evaluating potential investment opportunities, Venture Guides and Capri Ventures look for creative, driven, and collaborative teams within the cloud and security domains. Their investment strategies aim to strengthen selection and help scale operations.