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About George Kurtz

George Kurtz is the CEO and co-founder of CrowdStrike. He is the former CEO and founder of Foundstone and former executive vice president and worldwide CTO of McAfee. He is an internationally recognized security expert, author, and entrepreneur.

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San Jose, California,

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20VC: Crowdstrike Founder, George Kurtz on Scaling to a $60Bn Market Cap, How to Acquire and Retain the World’s Best Talent & The Right Way to View Competition in Today’s Market?

Oct 14, 2021

14th October 2021 George Kurtz is the CEO and co-founder of CrowdStrike , a leading provider of next-generation endpoint protection, threat intelligence, and services. Prior to Crowdstrike’s incredibly successful IPO in 2019, George raised funding from the likes of Accel, General Atlantic, CapitalG, IVP and Warburg Pincus to name a few. Before founding Crowdstrike, George spent close to 7 years at McAfee in roles such as Worldwide Chief Technology Officer and GM as well as EVP of Enterprise. Finally, before McAfee, George started Foundstone in 1999 leading them very successfully to their acquisition by McAfee in 2004. How George came to found Crowdstrike having been Worldwide CTO @ McAfee? How did the founding of his prior companies impact how George thought about the early days of Crowdstrike? What does George believe are the pros and cons of serial entrepreneurship? 2. ) Funding: With the benefit of hindsight, how does George reflect on his approach to fundraising? How did what George needed from VCs change over time? How does George approach investor selection? Through what framework does George advise founders as the right way to construct their cap table? Where do many go wrong on investor selection? 3. ) Talent Acquisition: What has enabled George to hire some of the best talent in the world? What is the right way to construct the hiring process to recruit the best? What does George mean when he says, “you cannot forget the spouse factor”? Why is cash a moat and important when it comes to talent acquisition? 4. ) Leadership: How has George’s style of leadership changed over time? What stage of leadership did George find the most challenging? How does George find being a public markets CEO? What elements does he enjoy the most? What does he enjoy the least? Why does George believe the company has been so well received by public markets? Item’s Mentioned In Today’s Episode with George Kurtz

George Kurtz Investments

3 Investments

George Kurtz has made 3 investments. Their latest investment was in Grip Security as part of their Seed VC on April 4, 2021.

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George Kurtz Investments Activity

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Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

4/20/2021

Seed VC

Grip Security

$6M

Yes

2

1/14/2021

Series A

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$99M

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10

11/18/2020

Seed VC

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$99M

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10

Date

4/20/2021

1/14/2021

11/18/2020

Round

Seed VC

Series A

Seed VC

Company

Grip Security

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Amount

$6M

$99M

$99M

New?

Yes

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Sources

2

10

10

George Kurtz Portfolio Exits

1 Portfolio Exit

George Kurtz has 1 portfolio exit. Their latest portfolio exit was build.security on August 23, 2021.

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Acquirer

Sources

8/23/2021

Acquired

5

Date

8/23/2021

Exit

Acquired

Companies

Valuation

Acquirer

Sources

5

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