This post is by from National Venture Capital Association – NVCA

For this deep dive, we spoke with Alberto Yépez, Co-founder and Managing Director at Forgepoint Capital.  

Tell us about your firm. What makes it different?

Forgepoint Capital is a sector-focused venture capital firm focused on cybersecurity and infrastructure software. As the most active venture capital fund in cybersecurity and cyber-adjacent areas with 37 active portfolio companies, we combine a thesis-driven approach with proven experience building and supporting companies.  

We are mission-oriented in that we view security as fundamental and work closely with the entrepreneurs and innovators protecting our digital future. We believe that greater cybersecurity enables economic prosperity and helps businesses transform digitally, while protecting individual privacy.  

We are particularly proud of our community, which includes our Advisory Council of 80+ industry leaders and decision-makers, who collectively bring expertise and connections to guide product development, business strategy, and go-to-market success. Our team of investors and operators work hard to support our companies from inception to exit.  

Finally, we believe in advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) and environmental, social, and governance (ESG) initiatives within our own team and portfolio companies. We developed an ESG Handbook for our firm and portfolio and share it with other firms and LPs to make ESG actionable from first meeting to exit. Forgepoint also has more Asian and Pacific Islanders, Blacks, Hispanics/Latinos, and Veterans represented than industry averages in VC. We’re also proud to be a founding signatory of ILPA’s Diversity in Action Initiative and an active participant (Read more…)