Company Overview

Stellar Cyber was founded by industry pioneers from leading companies including Aerohive, Netscreen, Fortinet, Vectra, Juniper, Cisco, VMware, Gigamon, and A10 Networks.

Stellar Cyber was founded in 2015 and is venture backed by Valley Capital Partners, Northern Light Venture Capital & Digital Hearts and based in Silicon Valley, California. Our technologies allow organizations of any size to proactively detect security breaches into computer systems and networks before damage is done or data is stolen. Built on our patent pending Distributed Security Intelligence™ architecture, our products allow organizations to scale security detection across hundreds of thousands of systems, without blinds spots, performance problems, or exorbitant costs. Security analysts can achieve unprecedented breach detection time and accuracy by reducing the time to detect from months to minutes and reducing the number of alerts seen from thousands to just a few.


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


Stellar Cyber was seed funded by Netscreen Technologies co-founder Feng Deng and his venture firm, Northern Light Venture Capital and series A funded by Valley Capital Partners, Northern Light Venture Capital and Digital Hearts.

About NLVC

Northern Light Venture Capital (NLVC) is 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.

About Valley Capital Partners

Valley Capital Partners is a Silicon Valley based venture firm that helps a small number of founders build category-defining companies.  The firm makes investments in the enterprise infrastructure, security and deep technology sectors. The firm includes experienced investment partners as well as venture partners.

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