09/ NOAH CARR
Partner | Point72 Ventures
A goal of our podcast is to highlight people who don’t highlight themselves— but are every bit as deserving of the spotlight as those on the big stage. Noah fits this profile perfectly- he’s the smart guy you sat next to at an industry dinner whose perspective on network forensics and GDPR were as interesting as his weeklong isolated "vacation" on the tundra of Baffin Island. An understated yet up and coming security investor currently at Point72, Noah’s take on the security market is insightful and raw: he explains why there are too many security companies and why it matters. He details why the mid-market is underserved by security vendors. We cover how investors mistakenly overcapitalize security vendors and when is the right time to bootstrap vs. taking any funding at all. This is the 2nd installment of 5 in our investor series exploring how security companies are funded and how it impacts our industry.
Note: We did a lot of work on the audio on this episode but it just didn’t turn out the way we hoped. It’s not bad, but it’s not up to our normal “crisp and clear” standard the whole way through.
Noah Carr co-leads Point72 Ventures’ investment activity in enterprise technologies, focusing on enterprise infrastructure and cybersecurity. He is based in San Francisco. Prior to joining Point72 Ventures, Noah worked at Bain Capital Ventures, where he was an investor at Evident.io, Attivo Networks, Awake Security, BetterCloud, LeapYear and Red Balloon, among others. Prior to venture capital, Noah spent time in the Technology Investment Banking group at Deutsche Bank, helping software companies raise capital and explore strategic alternatives.