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Addressing The Human Vulnerability
Problem In Security

We are a team of cybersecurity professionals changing how companies protect themselves from today’s—and tomorrow’s—phishing threats. Our mission: to protect organizations from the growing number of phishing attacks occurring outside of email throughout the Web.

Founded by Atif Mushtaq, lead architect of FireEye’s core malware detection technology, we are focused on the biggest vulnerability in cybersecurity: human fallibility. While OS emulation (sandboxing) addressed the .exe malware problem, SlashNext has pioneered the concept of Session Emulation to solve the HTML Attack problem presented by Web-based phishing.

The Problem We Saw

Over 90% of breaches begin with phishing. And while email phishing still occurs, secure email gateways and employee training have forced hackers to employ phishing tactics beyond the inbox via techniques that evade existing cybersecurity defenses by design. Thus, phishing is shifting to the Web with browser pop-ups, ads, search results, browser extensions, chat, and social media. The problem is big. And getting bigger.

How We Solved It

We built an entirely new kind of phishing detection technology guided by these principles:

Awards

    Award Winner

Leadership

ATIF MUSHTAQ

FOUNDER & CEO

Atif Mushtaq is founder and CEO of SlashNext, the company pioneering a new, more effective way of protecting companies from the growing problem of Web-based phishing. Atif is the visionary behind SlashNext's innovative approach that employs cloud-based Session Emulation together with SEER™ phishing detection technology to uncover threats.

Prior to founding SlashNext, Atif spent nine years at FireEye as a senior scientist, where he was one of the main architects of FireEye’s core malware detection technology. He has spent most of his career on the front lines of the war against cybercrime. He has worked with law enforcement and other global organizations to take down some of the world’s biggest malware networks including Rustock, Srizbi, Pushdo and Grum botnets.

M Awais Khan

VP of Engineering

Awais has more than 15 years of experience developing and designing enterprise class software. Prior to SlashNext Awais worked as Engineering Manager at Moobila, where his team built one of the very first Anti Virus for Android devices. Before Moobila he worked for Palmchip, Inc. as Principal Design Engineer, focused on creating Sandbox based Malware and Exploit protection systems.

Awais holds a B.S. in Mathematics and Physics from Punjab University, Lahore and M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Management and Technology Lahore.

SEAMUS MEAGHER

VP OF STRATEGIC SALES

Seamus Meagher is a technology sales veteran whose experience spans leadership roles at industry defining software and hardware companies such as Silicon Image, Transmeta, Red Hat, and VocalTec Communications. Prior to becoming VP of Worldwide Sales at SlashNext he was the VP of Worldwide Sales and an Executive Officer at Silicon Image (SIMG). Prior to joining Silicon Image, Seamus was Director of North America Sales at Transmeta Corporation (TMTA), a developer of innovative software based CPUs.

Before Transmeta Seamus was one of first sales people at Red Hat where he held the position of Director of Sales and was personally responsible for selling the industry's first Enterprise Linux support contracts. He also helped establish Red Hat’s subscription service product offering which then led to one of the biggest IPOs in history (RHAT). Seamus started his career in technology sales at VocalTec Communications, the company who invented and patented the first Voice over IP software.

Robert Mally

Chief Financial Officer (Interim)

Robert brings more than 20 years of experience in senior financial leadership positions for software and cybersecurity companies varying in size from VC-backed start-ups to Fortune 100 firms. Prior to Slashnext, Robert was the Chief Financial Officer for Palerra, a leading enterprise cloud security provider (acquired by Oracle), where he held responsibility for all financial, accounting, business intelligence, legal, tax and human resources functions.

Prior to Palerra, Robert held senior financial management roles with Druva, Intransa, Intuit, and SAP. Robert received an MBA from Carnegie Mellon’s Tepper School of Business and a BA in Economics from the University of Maryland, College Park.

Jan Liband

Chief Marketing Officer

Jan Liband is the Chief Marketing Officer. Jan is an accomplished Silicon Valley marketing executive with over 20 years experience in high-tech B2B marketing. Jan's industry expertise encompasses advanced networking technologies, cloud, security, application development, and data management.

Jan joins SlashNext from Celigo, a venture-backed Integration Platform-as-a-Service provider where he served as Vice President of Marketing and built the marketing team from scratch. Prior to Celigo, Jan was Chief Marketing Officer for DreamFactory, the company behind the DreamFactory open source REST API platform. Jan also held executive marketing positions with other private and publicly-held firms, including CollabNet, Embarcadero Technologies, and Wind River Systems.

Board Of Directors

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Promod Haque

Senior Managing Partner, NVP

Promod has 25 years of experience in the venture capital industry and currently serves as senior managing partner at Norwest Venture Partners. Promod joined Norwest in 1990, and has invested in more than 70 companies since he began his venture career. His investments have been worth more than $40B in aggregate exit value to date, as 25 of his portfolio companies have gone public and 37 have been acquired (or have gone public and been acquired).

In 2014 and 2016, Forbes recognized Promod as a “Hall of Fame” investor. 2016 marked Promod’s twelfth appearance on the annual Forbes Midas List, including 2004, when he was ranked the #1 venture capitalist based on performance over the previous decade. In 2006, Promod was presented with a Global Leadership award from NASSCOM, and he was honored with the 2011 SV Forum Visionary Award based on his outstanding achievements and contributions to the technology industry.

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GUARAV GARG

Partner, Wing Venture Capital

Gaurav Garg is a Founding Partner of Wing. Gaurav is a board member at several private technology companies, including Cohesity, Shape Security, and Instart Logic. He incubated and helped build FireEye (IPO 2013), Ruckus Wireless (IPO 2012), and Jasper (Acquired 2016) into significant businesses, serving as a board member at each for more than ten years.

Gaurav has served on the boards of several other companies, including some that staged successful exits via IPOs or acquisitions such as NetScaler (Acquired 2005) and MobileIron (IPO 2014). He also worked extensively with, and co-sponsored investments in, Aruba (IPO 2007) and RingCentral (IPO 2013).

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Atif Mushtaq

Founder & CEO

Atif Mushtaq is founder and CEO of SlashNext, the company pioneering a new, more effective way of protecting companies from the growing problem of Web-based phishing. Atif is the visionary behind SlashNext's innovative approach that employs cloud-based Session Emulation together with SEER(tm) phishing detection technology to uncover threats.

Prior to founding SlashNext, Atif spent nine years at FireEye as a senior scientist, where he was one of the main architects of FireEye’s core malware detection technology. He has spent most of his career on the front lines of the war against cybercrime. He has worked with law enforcement and other global organizations to take down some of the world’s biggest malware networks including Rustock, Srizbi, Pushdo and Grum botnets.

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Dave Stevens

Executive Chairman

Dave Stevens is Executive Chairman for SlashNext. Dave is an accomplished security and networking industry executive and venture capital investor. Dave was Founder and CEO of Palo Alto Networks and is also Founder and Managing Partner for Keelan Capital. He is active on several tech company boards, including Procera, AllScripts, Trustwave, and vArmour. Dave was also CTO for Brocade Communications and held senior technology leadership positions with Nortel Networks and Bay Networks.

Investors

Norwest Venture Partners is a global venture capital and growth equity investment firm that manages more than $6 billion in capital. The firm targets early to late stage venture and growth equity investments across a wide range of sectors including: technology, information services, business services, financial services, consumer products/services and healthcare. Headquartered in Palo Alto, Calif., Norwest has offices in San Francisco and New York, and subsidiaries in Mumbai and Bengaluru, India and Herzelia, Israel. The firm has funded more than 600 companies since inception.

PROMOD HAQUE

SENIOR MANAGING PARTNER (NVP)

Promod has 25 years of experience in the venture capital industry and currently serves as senior managing partner at Norwest Venture Partners. Promod joined Norwest in 1990, and has invested in more than 70 companies since he began his venture career. His investments have been worth more than $40B in aggregate exit value to date, as 25 of his portfolio companies have gone public and 37 have been acquired (or have gone public and been acquired).

In 2014 and 2016, Forbes recognized Promod as a “Hall of Fame” investor. 2016 marked Promod’s twelfth appearance on the annual Forbes Midas List, including 2004, when he was ranked the #1 venture capitalist based on performance over the previous decade. In 2006, Promod was presented with a Global Leadership award from NASSCOM, and he was honored with the 2011 SV Forum Visionary Award based on his outstanding achievements and contributions to the technology industry.

Founded in 2013, Wing Venture Capital is the best-of-breed venture capital firm devoted to early-stage, long-term company building in business technology. Wing emphasizes craftsmanship over volume, and engages deeply with founders to help them create companies that matter. The body of work of Wing’s award-winning team spans more than two decades and dozens of successful early-stage companies, 16 of which went on to achieve billion-dollar-plus outcomes following IPOs or acquisitions.

GAURAV GARG

FOUNDING PARTNER (WING)

Gaurav Garg is a Founding Partner of Wing. Gaurav is a board member at several private technology companies, including Cohesity, Shape Security, and Instart Logic. He incubated and helped build FireEye (IPO 2013), Ruckus Wireless (IPO 2012), and Jasper (Acquired 2016) into significant businesses, serving as a board member at each for more than ten years.

Gaurav has served on the boards of several other companies, including some that staged successful exits via IPOs or acquisitions such as NetScaler (Acquired 2005) and MobileIron (IPO 2014). He also worked extensively with, and co-sponsored investments in, Aruba (IPO 2007) and RingCentral (IPO 2013).