Global Cyber Center Launches Initiative to Transform NYC into the Cybersecurity Leader
SOSA, the leading global innovation platform that recently partnered with the New York City Economic Development Corporation’s cybersecurity initiative, today announced the expansion of its network of VC’s and investors as part of its growth plan for SOSA’s Global Cyber Center. In less than two months, SOSA has grown its network of VC’s and investors to include over one hundred partners around the world. Notable investors include Eniac Ventures, Innovation Endeavors, WorldQuant Ventures, Team8, Blumberg Capital, Lytical Ventures and Work-Bench.
The development of this network is the next step in the buildup of SOSA’s global cyber ecosystem, which promotes collaboration and best practices for those working in the cyber community. Through SOSA’s partnership with the NYCEDC, SOSA is at the forefront of cybersecurity innovation, and elevating investors and their portfolio companies as key players in the New York technology ecosystem. Each VC and investor in the fund is excited to be part of the growth of SOSA’s Global Cyber Center, which is innovating from the heart of the global cybersecurity ecosystem.
“We are excited to continue growing our network as we bolster the reach of the Global Cyber Center,” said Uzi Scheffer, SOSA CEO. “The Global Cyber Center is vital for the advancement of the cybersecurity industry as well as the budding tech community in NYC, and SOSA is committed to leveraging our relationships with top investors around the world to bring innovation and collaboration to the international cybersecurity community. Two industries that we are a particular focus for the Global Cyber Center are financial and insurance technology, which are in desperate need for cybersecurity innovation. Through the development of our network, we look forward to supporting major disruption in these industries and more.”
“SOSA is playing a vital role in the amplification and advancement of the global cyber ecosystem, through its work with corporations, investors, and innovators,” said John Frankel, Partner at ff Venture Capital. “We look forward to being part of such an important initiative and welcome its addition to the fabric of New York. As SOSA continues to act as a source of cyber innovation, our firm is pleased with the focus and increased local resources at a time when cyber-attacks are getting more numerous, sophisticated and impactful.”
“Cybercrime is likely to grow exponentially over the coming years and given that New York is the financial capital of the world, it’s important that our city is at the forefront of cyber innovation,” said Ryan Feit, CEO & Co-Founder of SeedInvest. “SOSA is playing a vital role in the advancement of the cyber ecosystem, and we look forward to joining this important and critical initiative.”
As part of this initiative, SOSA will work to support, co-host and invite key audiences to targeted, cyber-related events such as roundtables, founders’ breakfasts, meetups, workshops and other professional events. Additionally, leading cyber security companies from the investors’ portfolios will get directly connected to NY based financial services companies as well as leading corporations from other industries.
To learn more about SOSA and the Global Cyber Center, please visit https://sosa.co/.