Istari

We are catalysts for cyber innovation

We provide velocity capital

Building a company is a journey. We aim to accelerate your trajectory and unlock your potential by providing an unfair advantage in the cybersecurity industry. Like our founding investment company Temasek, we are a patient investor here to guide and equip you every step of the way. Join us as we build a Collective of companies to achieve our vision of a digitally resilient business world. 

Clients

Our global team of seasoned experts act as trusted advisors to enterprise clients across all regions and industries. They will open doors to new connections on your behalf.

Collective

Joining our cybersecurity specific portfolio will create unparalleled opportunities for joint client deals, integrations and collaborations. The advisors, thought leaders and experts in our ecosystem will help guide you on your scale-up journey.

Curation

We believe that digital resilience is built from a combined power of talent, knowledge and technology. By progressing the agenda of leading organisations towards cyber and digital resilience, our Academy underpins the need for the technologies and services we curate in our portfolio.

OUR INVESTMENT AND CLIENT TEAM

As founders, it is important to surround yourself with people who have been there, done that, on similar paths and overcome the same industry obstacles. Our deep experience in cybersecurity as founders, leaders, operators, board members and investors will give you an edge and be a catalyst for your venture.

Amit Jasuja

Amit

Jasuja

Chief Portfolio Officer

Amit plays a major role in aiding our strategy towards creating value for our clients through our portfolio of companies and partnerships.

A technology executive with over three decades of experience in security leadership roles in companies like Oracle and Symantec, Amit was most recently CEO of a digital identity startup Trusted Key, which was acquired by Workday Inc.

Reuben Low

Reuben

Low

Head of Strategy and M&A

Reuben is ISTARI's Head of M&A and Strategy, in charge of all ISTARI investments and portfolio management.

Reuben joined the Enterprise Development Group of Temasek in Nov 2015 and is currently on secondment from Temasek. During his time at the firm, he focused on M&A and value creation initiatives across a range of sectors including business services, energy, cyber security and Australia/New Zealand investments.

Prior to joining Temasek, he worked at Lazard in investment banking, and gained significant M&A transaction experience in Lazard’s Sydney, Melbourne and Singapore offices.

Reuben has an MBA from the University of Oxford and a BSc in Economics from the University of Queensland.

Pierre Noel

Pierre

Noel

Managing Director, EMEA

Pierre is ISTARI's Managing Director of EMEA, responsible for operations in the region.

Pierre has over 30 years of international experience in Information Security, Data Privacy, and Enterprise Risk Management, during which he designed, built and operated complete Security environments for Governments and large conglomerates across industries. Pierre's prior roles include the Chief Security Officer for Microsoft Asia, and the Chief Security & Privacy Officer at Huawei Worldwide.

Pierre is in charge of the nation-wide Swiss Finance Service cybersecurity information sharing program and sits on the board of several established Fortune 200 companies and start-up organizations in the field of CyberSecurity and Privacy.

JC Broido

JC

Broido

Managing Director, APAC

Jean-Claude (JC) Broido is ISTARI's Managing Director of Asia Pacific and Japan where he is responsible for ISTARI's Operations in the region.

JC has 30+ years of experience in Information and Cyber Security Technology during which he has advised many clients on technology led transformations, business resiliency and cyber security risks. Prior to joining ISTARI, JC held a number of roles at IBM, including Vice President of IBM Security, Asia Pacific, and Vice President Business Development for Cloud and Cognitive Solutions. Before IBM, JC spent 5 years in Tokyo as President of McAfee Japan.

JC received a Masters of Finance Degree from the London Business School and an Electronics Engineering Diploma from ENSICAEN.

Curtis Dalton

Curtis

Dalton

Managing Director, Americas

Curtis is responsible for establishing ISTARI's presence in the US market and leading business development efforts across the Americas. As a key member of our executive leadership team, his role contributes to the strategic direction and evolution of the company.

With 30 years of experience, Curtis has a long and distinguished career in cyber security and has worked with a number of Fortune 500 companies. Most recently, Curtis was Global Technology Consulting Innovation Lead at Protiviti and prior to that he was Managing Director, North America Security Strategy & Risk Lead for Accenture. Other companies include Principal Security Group (which he founded and served as CEO) and Siemens. Curtis has served as an adviser on a number of boards.

Abel Archundia

Abel

Archundia

MANAGING DIRECTOR, GLOBAL LIFE SCIENCES & INDUSTRIALS

Abel joined ISTARI in October 2020 as Managing Director, Life Sciences and Industrials. ISTARI is a Temasek platform company focused on helping the best companies in the world manage down digital risk.

At Bayer, Abel was head of IT and Digital Transformation for Bayer Pharma Division since 2017, and member of Bayer Group IT Board. Before joining Bayer, Abel was Global CIO, Sandoz, a Novartis Division (2012-17) as well as head of IT for Novartis Technical Operations (~85 plants) looking after manufacturing, supply chain and quality. He was a member of the Novartis IT Board.

Past positions include Cemex (CIO EMEA), Dell (General Manager, Mexico) and Boston Consulting Group (Principal, Monterrey and Dallas offices). He holds a degree in electronics engineering from Tec de Monterrey, Mexico, and an MBA and Public Management degree from Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Joe Hubback

Joe

Hubback

ACADEMY GLOBAL MD, CLIENT DIRECTOR NORTHERN EUROPE

Joe Hubback is the ISTARI Academy Global MD and Client Director for Northern Europe. Joe has a broad background including McKinsey & Company (where he was a partner and co-led the creation of their cybersecurity practice), he is a published independent cybersecurity analyst and has also held corporate leadership roles (as MD for North West Europe in Keller running a full P&L).

He started his career in the industrial sector as an engineer designing and installing electronic control and robotics systems. He is also passionate about entrepreneurship and is a trustee of the Centre for Entrepreneurs charity.

Our Portfolio

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Armis

Armis is the leading agentless, enterprise-class device security platform, designed to protect organisations from cyber threats created by IoT devices.

BlueVoyant
BlueVoyant

BlueVoyant is an expert-driven cybersecurity services company whose mission is to proactively defend organisations of all sizes.

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Claroty

Claroty bridges the industrial cybersecurity gap between information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) environments.

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D'Crypt

D’Crypt is a high value design and development house that works with customers to deliver cryptographic technology.

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Ensign

Ensign InfoSecurity is the largest pure-play end-to-end cybersecurity service provider in Asia.

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IronNet

IronDefense is the industry’s most advanced network detection and response (NDR) platform built to stop the most sophisticated cyber threats.

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Prevalent AI

Prevalent AI are the leaders in Security Data Science, leveraging deep experience in building some of the world’s most successful cyber analytics solutions for both government and commercial.

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Sygnia

Sygnia is a cyber technology and services company, providing high-end consulting and incident response support for organisations worldwide.

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VisibleRisk

VisibleRisk establishes a common way for business executives to understand and manage their cyber risk exposure.

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Sonrai Security

Sonrai Security delivers enterprise cloud security for companies running on AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud. Powered by our cloud identity graph, Sonrai combines CSPM, CIEM, and data security in one platform.

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