In this week’s episode, host Natalie Pierce interviews Alberto Yépez, Co-Founder and Managing Director of Forgepoint Capital, a leading cybersecurity-focused venture capital firm, about incorporating environmental, social, and governance (ESG) initiatives into all they do, including the firm’s investing principles.
Our first episode of the year highlights the growing importance of ESG considerations in the venture capital industry and the steps that firms like Forgepoint Capital are taking to integrate these principles and initiatives into their investment strategies and operations. Forgepoint also provides examples in its portfolio like CyberCube, which is taking actionable steps towards ESG goals.
To learn more, check out Forgepoint’s blog on ESG and get a copy of Forgepoint’s ESG Handbook.
💡 Meet Your Host 💡Name: Natalie Pierce
What she does: Natalie is the Chair of Gunderson Dettmer’s labor and employment practice. Her practices focuses on the needs of start-ups, emerging growth companies, venture capital firms and private equity funds. She also counsels companies developing and/or incorporating robotics, telepresence, generative AI, and other enhancement technologies into the workplace.
Organization: Gunderson Dettmer
💡 Featured Guest 💡Name: Alberto Yépez
What he does: Alberto is Co-Founder & Managing Director of Forgepoint Capital, the largest and most active sector-focused cybersecurity venture capital firm with over $1B AUM and forty portfolio companies. A serial entrepreneur, executive, and investor in cybersecurity, Alberto has a track record of building global businesses and leading them to successful exits. At Forgepoint, he led investments in Attivo Networks (acquired by SentinelOne) Area 1 (acquired by Cloudflare), BehavioSec (acquired by LexisNexis Risk Solutions/RELX) and currently serves on the boards of Constella Intelligence, Huntress, NowSecure, ReversingLabs, and Uptycs.
Organization: Forgepoint Capital
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