Allegis Capital, a San Francisco, CA-based early-stage cybersecurity venture capital firm which is changing its name to AllegisCyber, appointed David G. DeWalt as managing director, actively expanding to the East Coast.
DeWalt, 52, is the previous CEO of publicly held FireEye and former CEO of cybersecurity market leader McAfee. He is a member or leader of a number of boards of directors of prominent cybersecurity companies, including Callsign, ForgeRock, ForeScout Technologies, Phantom Cyber and Five9.
He is also the vice chairman of Delta Airlines and was a venture partner at Allegis.
DeWalt will take a leadership role investing on Allegis’s behalf in growth-oriented Series C investments. In addition, he will become a board advisor of DataTribe, a Fulton, Maryland-based cyber startup studio that co-founds seed-stage startups to fill critical gaps in cyber security, data and analytics.
AllegisCyber, which now has four managing directors including DeWalt, Robert R. Ackerman Jr. (founder), Pete Bodine and Spencer Tall, will continue to invest in Series A startups. In addition to DataTribe, investments have included, among other companies, Area1, Callsign, CyberGRX, RedOwl, Shape Security, SignifyD, Synack and tCell.