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Santiago Bassett - Wazuh - Growing Cybersecurity Startups in Granada & Silicon Valley - Stanford Engineering - 4 March 2019

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Talk by Santiago Bassett, Wazuh (Silicon Valley & Granada), at Stanford Engineering on March 4 2019, Session #7: 'Madrid + Granada : Cybersecurity Startups, Exits, VCs & Spain’s Tech Ecosystem'.

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Santiago Bassett - Wazuh - Growing Cybersecurity Startups in Granada & Silicon Valley - Stanford Engineering - 4 March 2019

  1. 1. Santiago Bassett - Wazuh founder and CEO Growing Enterprise Cybersecurity Startups in Granada Building Granada – Silicon Valley Ecosystem Bridges European Entrepreneurship @ Stanford Engineering March 4th 2019
  2. 2. • Cybersecurity engineer for 16 years • Open source software developer • OSSEC and AlienVault engineer • Wazuh founder and CEO
  3. 3. • 60 employees • Funded in 2015 • Offices in Granada and Campbell • Open source security software • Securing millions of servers • Organic growth and cash flow positive • Successful startup without venture capital
  4. 4. • ~100 recurrent customers • Revenue growth +40% YoY • ~4,000 visits/week to our documentation • ~5,000 downloads per week • ~20,000 active enterprise users
  5. 5. • Biotechnology cluster • Public university with 80,000 students • School of Information Technology • School of Telecommunications • Business and Innovation Center • Center for technology based startups
  6. 6. • City of southern Spain • 280,000 city population • 950,000 province population • Alhambra palace and fortress • Seven centuries of Muslim history • Reconquered by the Catholic Monarchs in 1492 • Same year Europeans discovered America
  7. 7. • Spanish talent at work! • Granada emerging technological hub • Providing services worldwide • Scalable business model • Open source as go to market • Our code is our marketing • Software tested by thousands of users • Open source community contributions
  8. 8. - - - - • Graduated at Granada University • Learnt about Wazuh at the university • Joined the Wazuh team in 2016 • Leads a 15 people development team • Working for several Fortune 100 • His code runs in millions of servers • Moving to San Francisco next year
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