Ballistic Ventures Launches BallisticX to Support Early-Stage Cybersecurity Startups


Ballistic Ventures, a San Francisco, CA-based venture capital firm dedicated exclusively to funding and incubating entrepreneurs and innovations in cybersecurity, has launched BallisticX, a new platform for portfolio companies.

BallisticX includes the appointment of an advisory board, as well as services to help early-stage startup founders and their teams advance their businesses and cybersecurity.

The new advisory board includes some of the most respected leaders in cybersecurity. Their experience will help influence Ballistic’s investments, guide portfolio companies in their growth, unite a new network of cybersecurity leaders and more. The board includes:

  • Sue Barsamian
  • Tim Eades
  • Andy Johnson
  • Nicole Perlroth
  • Holly Rollo
  • Derek Smith
  • Phil Venables

Led by Ted Schlein, Chairman and General Partner, Ballistic Ventures is a venture capital firm solely dedicated to early-stage cybersecurity and cyber-related companies. Members of the firm have founded, operated, or funded over 90 cybersecurity firms – including Abnormal Security, AlienVault, Arbitrum (Offchain Labs), ArcSight, Arkose Labs, Fortify, Interos, ISS, Mandiant and Shape Security. The portfolio includes Concentric AI, Nudge Security, Pangea, Talon Cyber Security and Veza.

In May 2022, the firm launched a debut fund that is expected to close at $300m.