Stellar Cyber makes Starlight

The only comprehensive security platform providing maximum protection of applications and data wherever they reside.

Starlight’s industry-leading data collection, analysis and automated response mechanisms improve productivity and empower security analysts to focus on and kill threats in minutes instead of days or weeks. With Starlight, organizations of any size can proactively detect security breaches in computer systems and networks before damage is done or data is stolen. Stellar Cyber’s Interflow™ technology is foundational to why Starlight helps organizations scale security detection across hundreds of thousands of systems, without blinds spots, performance problems, or exorbitant costs.

Founded in 2015 by industry pioneers from leading companies including Aerohive, Netscreen, Fortinet, Vectra, Juniper, Cisco, VMware, Gigamon, and A10 Networks; Stellar Cyber is based in Silicon Valley, and venture backed by Valley Capital Partners, Big Basin Partners, SIG – Susqehanna and Northern Light Venture Capital.

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Leadership

The Stellar Cyber founding team is comprised of technology entrepreneurs with diverse backgrounds in networking, cybersecurity, big data, and machine learning. Our team members have helped grow companies like Netscreen, Juniper, Fortinet, Barracuda, Cisco, Gigamon, Lastline, A10 Networks, and more.

Changming Liu

Chief Executive Officer

John Peterson

Chief Product Officer

Aimei Wei

Senior Vice President Engineering

Paul Jespersen

VP International & Business Development

Jared Hufferd

VP of Sales, Americas

Snehal Contractor

Vice President Worldwide Systems Engineering & Technical Services

David Barton

Chief Information Security Officer

Steve Garrison

Vice President of Marketing

Investors

Valley Capital Partners

When Valley Capital Partners was founded, we wanted to push the conventional boundaries of early stage investing. Our unique approach combines the speed, agility, and independent risk-taking traditionally found in the most successful venture firms, while offering wholly differentiated access to the scale, entrepreneurial talent, and deep customer relationships throughout our professional network.Our investment philosophy is to put founders first, and to amplify their voice through the exponential power of our network.

Big Basin Partners

Big Basin Partners is an early stage technology investment partnership. We specialize in working with entrepreneurs that have yet to raise traditional venture capital funds and might not even have a business plan. We help narrow the potential target markets to the few that will matter in the beginning stages of growing a great company. We have helped, advised and been early board members of companies that have grown into very successful enterprises. After leading Cisco Systems product development organization during its hyper-growth phase in the early 90’s, we have spent the last 20 years specialized in areas that match our background and interests: Network and Security, Internet Software, Services and Management companies.

SIG - Susqehanna

SIG is a global quantitative trading firm founded with an entrepreneurial mindset and a rigorous analytical approach to decision making. We commit our own capital to trade financial products around the world. Building virtually all of our own trading technology from scratch, we are leaders and innovators in high performance, low latency trading. Our traders, quants, developers, and systems engineers work side-by-side to develop and implement our trading strategies. Each individual brings their unique expertise every day to help us make optimal decisions in the global financial markets.

Northern Light Venture Capital (US Fund)

About Northern Light Venture Capital (NLVC) is a venture capital firm targeting early and early growth stage opportunities. We partner with select entrepreneurs with groundbreaking ideas and exceptional vision to build world-class companies. Each NLVC team member brings a strong investment track record and cross-border expertise in entrepreneurship, engineering and operations. Our work is governed by a singular goal: to provide guidance, network and resources that companies need to thrive. Founded in 2005, NLVC has emerged as a top venture capital. To date, we’ve backed more than 100 companies. We manage approximately US$ 1.6 billion in committed capital. Our funds have attracted leading institutional investors from the United States, Europe and Asia, including sovereign funds, endowments and foundations. Investment Stage We primarily invest in early and early growth stage companies but also pursue strategic opportunities in growth and late stage companies. Investment Sector We focus on 3 main sectors: TMT (technology, media and telecom), advanced technology and healthcare.