Entries by Seth Spergel

What Merlin Ventures looks for in startups

There’s no doubt that 2021 has seen record-setting attacks, including last week’s announcement about an Atlassian Confluence vulnerability being exploited in the wild. Driven in part by the geopolitical climate, cyberattacks against U.S. federal, state, and local governments are growing in frequency, sophistication, and boldness. Between high-profile attacks such as the SolarWinds and Kaseya breaches […]

Why we created Merlin Ventures

There are 607 venture capital firms operating in Israel. (Trust us. We had our poor analyst count them.) Of those, 146 do cyber investments. So clearly what Israel, and the world at large, needs now is pretty much anything other than one more cyber-focused VC. Given what some might perceive as a glut in the […]