We advise, mentor, and invest in early stage cybersecurity and technology start-ups.
We don’t just write checks. We work with entrepreneurs to mature their market approach and develop momentum for their product or service by leveraging our extensive network. We study and look to understand the environmental, technological, scientific, and geopolitical factors that will impact the future as well as the gray area phenomena on the fringe that could present unexpected challenges or opportunities.
Cybersecurity is our core competency. With 25 years of experience in the cybersecurity space including the formation and sale of several companies, our team can help enable your success.
We are firm believers in the concept of black swans and also in the notion that trends and opportunities can be identified with thoughtful analysis and judgments about the future.
Intelligence & Analysis
To manage risk and exploit opportunity we need to enable and augment our human workforce with new tools and technologies.
We like entrepreneurs that see new markets or hidden opportunities that others have missed.
An unprecedented future focus
We've been accurately predicting the future for 20 years, anticipating not only the importance of cybersecurity issues but other technology trends as well.
Can you trust your toaster? One of our founders asked that question in an essay over twenty years ago, envisioning a world in which all of our devices would be connected to networks and the inherent security risks that would entail. We strive to get out in front of emerging security and technology trends and have been predictors and early adopters of concepts like virtual reality, social media, augmented reality, and robotics. We work with our founders to make their vision of the future a reality.
Think without the box - our investments
The key is not to think outside the box, but to think without the box.
Applying innovation across domains in unexpected ways.
Identify emerging markets, technologies, and concepts.
Ability to capitalize on identifiable and unknown trends.
Disproportionate impact or potential to be disruptive.
We've already walked a mile in your shoes. Our team has built great companies and led them through successful liquidity events. We've bought great companies as well and understand the underlying components of value creation.
We are founders and entrepreneurs and help our companies navigate the challenges and opportunities of starting and growing innovative and valuable companies. We’ve led large federal agencies, divisions of publicly traded companies, and operated successful investment funds.
OODA Ventures Team
OODA Ventures is operated by the team at OODA LLC. To learn more about OODA and the extent and reach of the OODA Network Experts, please visit www.ooda.com.
Matthew G. Devost is a technologist, entrepreneur, and international security expert specializing in counterterrorism, critical infrastructure protection, intelligence, risk management and cyber-security issues.
Bob Gourley is the former CTO for the Defense Intelligence Agency and is currently the CTO and Co-Founder of OODA LLC. Bob has received the Infoworld top CTO award and was named one of the top 100 “Tech Titans” in DC by Washingtonian magazine.
Jim Little the Managing Director of Echemus Investment Management Ltd., a private investment management firm overseeing a portfolio of approximately $4 billion in high-value insolvency claims involving aspects of commercial fraud, asset recovery, and third-party liability.