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History of Lookout


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History of Lookout

  2. 2. John Hering, Kevin Mahaffey and James Burgess, three security researchers from USC, discovered a Bluetooth vulnerability in the Nokia 3610. The researchers tried to work with Nokia to patch the vulnerability. But the vulnerability would be too complex to fix, and Nokia believed that the range of Bluetooth was only 10 — 100 meters. 2004 The Nokia 6310 The first mobile phone with Bluetooth capabilities
  3. 3. To demonstrate the Bluetooth vulnerability, the founders built the BlueSniper, which set a new world record by retrieving information on a device from over 1 mile away using the Bluetooth connections in mobile phones.
  4. 4. Living in LA at the time, the three researchers walked around the red carpet of the Academy Awards with a high-powered Bluetooth antenna, collecting evidence of the vulnerability from hundreds of celebrities’ phones. 2007
  5. 5. Realizing that people would need protection from mobile-based threats… John Hering, Kevin Mahaffey & James Burgess officially founded Lookout, then known as Flexilis, in 2007.
  6. 6. The first security app for Windows mobile launched 2008
  7. 7. Lookout Mobile Security launched on Android. Lookout received a $5.5M Series A round of funding from Khosla Ventures & Trilogy Partners. The same year, the company made the move to San Francisco, left the name Flexilis behind and became Lookout. 2010 A BIG YEAR FOR LOOKOUT
  8. 8. Steven Mileham, 2011, Flickr That was just the beginning…
  9. 9. 2010 BusinessWeek names John Hering Best Young Tech Entrepreneur of 2010 Lookout tops 1 million users Introduced Lookout Premium for Android Lookout joins leading tech companies as an Accel Partners’ and Index Ventures’ portfolio company
  10. 10. Lookout partners with Sprint to help keep Sprint customers safe Lookout increases its user base by 9 million in one year, protecting 10 million devices Andreessen Horowitz invests in Lookout and joins the board Lookout Mobile Security launches on iPhone             2011 LOOKOUT MAKES BIG STRIDES
  11. 11. 2011 Lookout goes global, expanding its product offering to Canada, Australia & the UK, and is localized in German
  12. 12. 2012
  13. 13. Lookout moves to new digs in the heart of SF’s Financial District
  14. 14. 2012 A monumental year for key partnerships with mobile operators
  15. 15. 2013 Lookout was named a 2013 Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum
  16. 16. 2012 In October 2012, Lookout debuted its redesigned consumer offering with a sleek new design, intelligent dashboard and Signal Flare
  18. 18. 2013 SINCE THE BEGINNING The resounding theme has been growth Partnered with 5 major mobile operators Supports 3 platforms (Android, iOS & Kindle) Localized in 11 languages  
  19. 19. OCT 2008 JULY 2013OCT 2010 1M 3M 23M 45M 11M 45 MILLION USERS WORLDWIDE
  20. 20. “The greatest product I’ll ever create is my company.” — John Hering, Lookout CEO THE LOOKOUT TEAM CONTINUES TO GROW
  21. 21. The Lookout Platform provides organizations with threat intelligence and attribution data to help protect their customers, products, devices and networks from constantly evolving threats. More and more employees are bringing their devices to work and company data is ending up on them. Lookout for Business aims to help businesses keep confidential information secure. THE ROAD AHEAD LOOKOUT For Business THE LOOKOUT PLATFORM
  22. 22. Keep in touch with @lookout /mylookout