ICS Venture Capital Panel

Main Stage

VC and Angel investors have been poring money, from $1M to $40M, into startups looking to sell security products to the ICS and IoT sectors. How do they decide to invest in a market segment, sector or product/service category? How do they analyze the opportunity? What are they looking from the potential startup or early stage company? How are they learning about future market demand? and more …

This panel has two very different VC’s that are looking at investments in the ICS security space. Tyler Williams is with Shell Technology Ventures who states their purpose as “Advanced technologies and disruptive innovation are vital to help meet future global energy needs. Shell Technology Ventures (STV) invests in companies across the energy sector to speed up the development and deployment of technologies complementing our business.”

Patrick Heim is with ClearSky who has a more typical VC investment approach focused on financial return. Patrick has experience on all sides of the desk in the funding and management situation for cybersecurity firms and frequently receives pitches from early stage ICS security companies.


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