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During this episode, Hank Thomas of Strategic Cyber Ventures discusses his perspective on tech entrepreneurialism and how the national security organizations are engaging with the venture capital community.
Guest Bio: Hank Thomas is a Washington D.C. based Venture Capital Investor, Founder, and CEO of Strategic Cyber Ventures (SCV). SCV invests in rapidly growing cybersecurity, privacy, and resiliency focused technology companies. The SCV team brings an expert, more modern venture capital experience to startup founders and the broader investment ecosystem, working every day to bridge the gap between emerging commercial technology and corporate and national security challenges. Hank is a former U.S. Army Intelligence Officer, and former Booz Allen Hamilton security consultant and executive. He leverages 24 years of experience to identify, invest in, and help mature differentiated technology companies. SCV’s portfolio currently has seven active investments. Hank serves as a member of the board of directors for cybersecurity technology companies Polarity, ID DataWeb, and TrapX Security, as well as on the advisory board of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES). Hank is also the Co-Founder of the SCVX Acquisition Corporation (NYSE:SCVX), a national security focused Special Purpose Acquisition Corporation (SPAC).
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