Securly's cloud based solution was created in 2013 and is already used by 5% of the US K-12 student body. We are re-shaping long held views on what it means to keep kids safe online. We do this by making parents and educators equal partners in educational technology. We also allow safe access to sites like Facebook that enable digital citizenship.
Securly's founders wanted to bring their enterprise network security backgrounds to bear on a problem with social implications. Existing web-filtering solutions in K-12 were too complicated to setup and maintain. They were also way too focused on denying access. The same could be said of consumer parental control products. Securly's goal was to solve that pain point with solutions that took minutes to install while allowing kids
to take their first steps into the digital world responsibly.
Vinay has over 12 years of experience in the network security space working at Qualys as a vulnerability engineer and later at McAfee as a senior manager leading the next generation firewall, botnet and intrusion prevention teams and was the primary inventor on several patents there. He and his wife spend most of their free time running after their three year old. He loves cars, electronica and tropical islands. Vinay holds a Masters in Network Security from NCState, and an MBA from The Wharton School.
Bharath has over 10 years experience in the network security space. Most recently he was an architect at Huawei-Symantec where he designed the application firewall and intrusion prevention components of their next-gen security product. His passions include travel (countries visited include Syria and Cambodia) and learning languages (intermediate Mandarin and able to read 1000 characters). He holds a Masters in Network Security from Washington University.
Anders has 16 years of experience working in education technology, specifically with IT security and web filtering solutions. He co-founded a K-12 web safety solutions company in 2004 with a large presence in over 15 states and unprecedented customer retention. Anders joined Securly in 2014, and brings with him a strong motivation to help school IT staff, a technical background, and a passion for business leadership. On his free time you will find him traveling, flying planes, or jumping out of them!
Neeraj has more than 15 years of experience in the Enterprise Network Security Domain, most recently as a Threat Research Specialist with McAfee. He is the primary inventor on 2 patents and has designed several malware research infrastructures and security visualization tools.
Amit Patel is a Partner at Owl Ventures. He has experience scaling several education startups and is deeply committed to building new organizations that will create sustainable and higher quality education solutions.
Owl Ventures is a venture capital fund that invests in the world’s leading education technology companies.
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