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Where VCs Dare to Invest

Anshu Gupta of Silicon Valley CISO Investments Identifies Hot Tech Investment Areas
Anshu Gupta, investor, Silicon Valley CISO Investments

The investment appetite is quite the opposite of what it was in the past two years. Investors are more cautious and valuations are much lower. Yet, venture capitalists, or VCs, have identified a few hot technology domains and are pursuing companies with those technology innovations.

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There is much interest in products that are cloud-first or cloud-native, especially if they support multi-cloud environments, said Anshu Gupta, investor, Silicon Valley CISO Investments.

"Companies are not buying only AWS. They're also buying Azure and GCP for specific use cases. Maybe they need BigQuery in GCP," Gupta said.

Gupta is also seeing much interest in companies that are developing AI/ML models to harness large data sets - and developing back-end technologies to support them. Areas ripe for this technology include those with "a heavy element of human interactions, either in terms of SOC analysts or compliance professionals," he said.

In this video interview with Information Security Media Group at RSA Conference 2023, Gupta also discusses:

  • Investment sentiment for cybersecurity;
  • Security domains in high demand for investment;
  • Exit options for troubled startups.

Gupta has extensive experience in mitigating security incidents and dealing with global threat actors. Over 20 years, he has worked at startups, SaaS and e-commerce companies along with the Big 4, and delivered security and compliance advisory services to Fortune 500 companies.

About the Author

Rahul Neel Mani

Rahul Neel Mani

Founding Director of Grey Head Media and Vice President of Community Engagement and Editorial, ISMG

Neel Mani is responsible for building and nurturing communities in both technology and security domains for various ISMG brands. He has more than 25 years of experience in B2B technology and telecom journalism and has worked in various leadership editorial roles in the past, including incubating and successfully running Grey Head Media for 11 years. Prior to starting Grey Head Media, he worked with 9.9 Media, IDG India and Indian Express.

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