Squadra Ventures to Host Event Series at RSAC on May 7, Featuring National Cyber Director Harry Coker and Innovative Startups

A banner showing the schedule at Squadra Hub @ RSAC


BALTIMORE, MD, April 23, 2024 — Squadra Ventures, a venture capital firm that invests in early-stage cyber and national security companies, will host a daylong event series at RSA Conference, a premier cybersecurity industry event held annually in San Francisco. 

Squadra Hub @ RSAC will serve as a showcase for the firm’s portfolio companies and a forum for cybersecurity leaders to share ideas and build relationships. The day will open with a breakfast keynote featuring National Cyber Director Harry Coker, Jr.

From 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM on Tuesday, May 7, Squadra Hub @ RSAC will gather innovation leaders from startups, industry, and government at Oren’s Hummus (71 3rd St., San Francisco). Located one block from the RSA Conference at the Moscone Center, this will offer a central connection point, off the conference floor, to have a meeting, network, and learn.

“Serving as a second space for meetings at one of the largest cybersecurity events of the year, Squadra Hub @ RSAC will welcome a cross-section of leaders seeking to make connections, and plant the seeds of collaboration to solve some of our nation’s toughest challenges,” said Guy Filippelli, Managing Partner, Squadra Ventures. “Stop by, sit down, have a quality conversation, and meet someone new.”

Submit your RSVP to all events here. Highlights of the schedule include:

Fireside Chat with Harry Coker, National Cyber Director, moderated by Guy Filippelli. 8:00 AM — 9:30 AM. At this keynote breakfast event, Squadra’s Managing Partner will interview Harry Coker, National Cyber Director, The White House. This in-depth discussion will cover leadership, innovation, and America’s cyber challenges.

Squadra Open House, 10:00 AM — 2:00 PM. Leaders from startups, industry and government are invited to book 1:1 meetings with the leaders of Squadra’s portfolio companies and members of the Squadra team. Lunch will be provided. Portfolio companies attending RSAC include:

  • Shift5: An observability platform for onboard operational technology.
  • ​NetRise: An XIoT security platform providing visibility into the firmware and underlying software components of connected devices.
  • ​Tidal Cyber: A platform to operationalize threat-informed cybersecurity defense.
  • ​Sicura: A platform to build, monitor, and remediate security policies to meet business needs.
  • ​Datalogz: A BI Ops solution that enables teams to bridge the gaps in their business intelligence environment.
  • Prewitt Ridge: A requirements management and digital thread platform empowering cross-functional engineering teams to build complex systems.

Cyber Mavens Meetup, 2:00 PM — 3:00 PM. The Cyber Mavens are a community of women investors focused on the cybersecurity sector. The event is hosted by Connie Qian (Forgepoint Capital), Arianne Price (Squadra Ventures), and Kaiti Delaney (Ten Eleven Ventures).

Squadra Cyber Social, 3:00 PM — 5:00 PM. A happy hour for entrepreneurs, investors, executives, government leaders, and cybersecurity practitioners.

Squadra Women Cybersecurity Leaders Dinner, 6:00 PM — 8:00 PM. A seated dinner for women cybersecurity startup founders, cyber investors, enterprise executives, and government leaders.


About Harry Coker, Jr., National Cyber Director

Harry Coker, Jr. was confirmed by the Senate on December 12, 2023 as the second National Cyber Director in the Office of the National Cyber Director, the White House.  Director Coker is a retired Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) senior executive and career Naval Officer, is a graduate of the US Naval Academy, the Naval Postgraduate School, and Georgetown University Law Center.

About Squadra Ventures

Squadra Ventures is a venture capital firm led by founder-operators that invests in early stage cyber and national security companies. Grounded in the belief that success is a combination of people, product, and planning, the Squadra team provides transformational support to startup leaders in the complex dual-use technology ecosystem. By applying a growth-stage mindset at the seed stage and a commitment to building alongside entrepreneurs, Squadra empowers extraordinary teams to win and leave a lasting positive impact on the world. Learn more at https://www.squadra.vc.

Press Contact: Stephen Babcock, stephen@squadra.vc

Stephen Babcock

Stephen Babcock is the Head of Media at Squadra Ventures. Stephen works to grow the Squadra brand through content, PR and events. Working closely with the Squadra team and portfolio companies, he tells stories, builds audience and makes the creative a driver of value. Stephen has built new media products across B2B and general interest news. He built, launched and served as editor of The Current, a B2B media platform for ecommerce professionals, and supported the marketing and brand activities of parent company Incremental, a retail media attribution and measurement platform. Over a 15-year career as a journalist across print and digital, he worked as an editor with outlets such as the tech news network Technical.ly, and a reporter with publications such as The New York Times, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune, The Rio Grande Sun and The Patriot-Ledger.


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