BOSTON, June 26, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Glasswing Ventures, an early-stage venture capital firm investing in the next generation of AI-powered startups, today announced its Protect Council, the second of three advisory councils to support and extend Glasswing Venture’s investment strategy. The Protect Council’s experts exclusively advise Glasswing Ventures on all aspects of the security industry, ensuring the firm invests in and builds the market’s most successful AI-powered security companies.

Prominent members of Glasswing’s Protect Council include:

  • Tom Axbey, CEO of CloudHealth
  • Marc Boroditsky, Senior Vice President Global Sales, Twilio
  • Jack Hembrough, Former CEO of Application Security, Inc.
  • Jennifer Leggio, Chief Marketing Officer, Flashpoint
  • Chris McLellan, Chief Security Officer, HubSpot, Inc.
  • Bruce Schneier, Fellow and Lecturer at the Harvard Kennedy School
  • Dr. Salvatore ‘Sal’ Stolfo, Professor of Computer Science at Columbia University, pioneer in security and AI technology with over 75 patents
  • Brendan Welter, Chief Information Security Officer, Sterling National Bank

The eight founding members of the Protect Council join Glasswing Ventures Connect Council’s AI & Academic and Business Leadership groups, an illustrious collective of entrepreneurs, technologists, AI visionaries, and trailblazing business executives who exclusively counsel Glasswing Ventures and its inimitable portfolio of companies.

Leveraging AI to Secure the World
An industry vanguard, Glasswing Ventures recognizes the transformational power and potential of AI to solve for the world’s most pressing security challenges. By establishing the Protect Council, Glasswing Ventures not only accelerates the firm’s discovery and development of AI-powered startups but reaffirms its commitment to providing its portfolio companies with the expertise needed to exponentially amplify their competitive edge.

“We are incredibly proud to partner with such an accomplished team of experienced and successful executives and industry luminaries to help us navigate the security market’s ever-evolving landscape,” said Rick Grinnell, Managing Partner, Glasswing Ventures. “Their counsel will strengthen our portfolio and expand our network as we invest in and build the next generation of AI-powered security companies.”

About Glasswing Ventures:
Glasswing Ventures is an early-stage venture capital firm dedicated to investing in the next generation of AI-powered technology companies that connect consumers and enterprises and secure the ecosystem. For more information about the firm and its Connect Council and Protect Council please visit:

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