Philippe Humeau, CEO of CrowdSec: $21 Million Raised to Build the Future of Cyber Threat Intelligence

In today’s episode of Category Visionaries, we speak with Philippe Humeau, CEO of CrowdSec, a cyber security startup building a neighborhood watch for the internet era, leveraging collaboration and mutual benefit to optimize protection against contemporary online threats. By identifying aggressive IP addresses and bad actors in real time, and sharing that information with users, the bulk of your security legwork can be taken care of before the threat ever reaches your servers. It’s this powerful security infrastructure which has helped CrowdCec secure 110,000 users in just two years, and be well on the way to their first million.

Topics Discussed:

  • How cracking computer games at school led Philippe to a career in cybersecurity
  • How security needs have changed in the ransomware era, and what aggressive security means for your business
  • Why selling signals is a massive market, and how CrowdSec manages to stay free to use
  • PLG as the idea growth strategy for small businesses, but why it might not always be scalable
  • Market innovation and enterprise categories – why detecting trends is different from imposing them
  • Cybersecurity’s high burn rate, and why if you want software maintained well you need to pay a top-level salary

Favorite book: 

Thinking, Fast and Slow

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