Sean Cunningham
Managing Director
Trident Capital Cybersecurity

Hackers are financially, politically and now “morally” motivated and are challenging our cybersecurity daily. To address this situation, entrepreneurs are developing unique technologies, and enterprises are willing to adopt these innovations from early stage startups.

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Sean Cunningham joined Trident Capital Cybersecurity in 2015 from Intel Capital. Trident Capital had known Sean Cunningham for more than a decade having worked closely together with him since 2005 as co-investors in TriCipher (acquired by VMware); Solera Networks (acquired by BlueCoat); AlienVault and HyTrust.

While at Trident Capital Cybersecurity Mr. Cunningham has invested in Appthority, ID Experts and Reversing Labs and on their Board of Directors.

Sean is well respected by entrepreneurs, co-investors, board members and go-to-market partners and was cited as one of the top cybersecurity investors by market analyst firm CB Insights. He is listed in their “Board of Directors: Who’s Who in Cybersecurity.” In addition, Cunningham’s venture unit at Intel Capital was identified by CB Insights as the most active cybersecurity investor from 2009-2014. While at Intel Capital, Cunningham invested in 22 companies and led 13 successful startups to exit.

In addition to the four companies in which he co-invested with Trident, Cunningham invested in 18 companies unaffiliated with Trident. Among those that exited successfully were Accertify (acquired by American Express), Crossbeam Systems (acquired by Blue Coat Systems), Signacert (acquired by Harris Corp), Cloakware (acquired by Irdeto), Zone Labs (acquired by Checkpoint Software) and Perspecsys (acquired by Blue Coat Systems).

Sean joined Intel in 1994 and worked in multiple management roles in Marketing and Sales. He had been making equity investments with Intel Capital since 2000, and was Director of Strategic Investments where he was responsible for enterprise and Internet security technology investments.

As a member of the Intel New Business Initiative, Cunningham managed the sales and channel marketing group responsible for Intel AnswerExpress. Previously Sean worked for Sequent Computers and ISC Systems. Cunningham holds a bachelor’s degree and an MBA from Gonzaga University.

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