StoneMill Ventures invests in disruptive cyber security companies, primarily at the seed stage. We are active investors and look for founding teams that can benefit from our experience building pioneering security companies. As such, we tend to focus our investing in the Washington, DC metro area where we can be hands on but we will invest globally given the right opportunity.
Michael was previously the CISO at Zscaler, a company that has pioneered the Security-as-a-Service space. As a member of the founding team, he spent a decade building Zscaler’s research team, driving the security model and evangelizing the vision. Prior to Zscaler, Michael helped build SPI Dynamics (acquired by HP) and iDEFENSE (acquired by VeriSign).
Following Zscaler’s successful IPO in March 2018, Michael chose to pursue his passion for angel investing on a full time basis by launching StoneMill Ventures. He seeks out passionate entrepreneurs ready to disrupt key components of the security ecosystem. Michael is an active investor who looks for founders desiring mentorship alongside financial capital.