With almost 1,000 data breaches occurring in the first half of 2017 and trust in the global digital economy eroding a little each time, investors are pouncing on the opportunity to back cybersecurity startups.
Thanks to technology and new business models, people can now enjoy the benefits of a privately-owned vehicle without actually owning one. Car ownership in the US declined to 80% per capita in 2014, and is projected to decline another 80% by 2030.
As soon as the mail merge joke subject line went out, the emails started coming in. In total, a couple hundred came that fell into 3 camps:
Group 1: 25% got the joke and thought it was funny
Group 2: 50% wrote saying there was an email glitch
Group 3: 25% were mad or said we’re stupid (or worse)
Group 2 folks were great. When I told them to read the newsletter, they responded like this:
Group 3 folks responded like this:
I find Group 3 responses perplexing. It’s one thing to have missed the joke, but to respond with such anger to a newsletter just seems odd.
In any case, we now know that 75% of folks don’t really read the newsletter 🙂
You can take that right to the bank
Global deals and funding for cybersecurity hit record levels in 2017, with $7.7B invested over 552 deals. It was also a record year for first-time investors in the space, with 403 venture capital deals.
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