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As Cyberattacks Surge, Security Start-Ups Reap the Rewards


On a Friday evening in October, Mr. Chandna, the Greylock venture capitalist, introduced the chief executive of an email security company he had invested in, Abnormal Security, to another investor, he said. That investor, Venky Ganesan of Menlo Ventures, who had been pursuing a meeting with the chief executive, Evan Reiser, for months, immediately emailed Mr. Reiser to invite him to dinner that night.Mr. Reiser drove, he said, from San Francisco to Mr. Ganesan’s home in Atherton, Calif., about 30 miles away. By the end of the weekend, Abnormal had signed a deal to raise $50 million at a $600 million …

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