Barmak Meftah

Barmak Meftah

Founding Partner

"At Ballistic Ventures, we don’t just build companies, we build relationships that open doors and facilitate the next generation of cyber tech, faster and with a stronger foundation than other VCs."

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in the KP basement circa — 2003

Backstory

Recognized globally as one of the most successful business leaders in enterprise software and cybersecurity, Barmak has more than 25 years of experience building market-leading companies. Most recently, he served as the President for AT&T Cybersecurity, a role assumed after the successful acquisition of AlienVault, where he had served for six year as CEO. Under Barmak’s leadership, AT&T established itself as a cybersecurity leader and one of the world’s top-five largest managed security services providers (MSSPs). As General Partner at Ballistic, Barmak mentors and guides startup CEOs through the complexities and challenges of building great teams and companies.

Photo:

in the KP basement circa — 2003

Fun fact

City boy meets rockstar guitar player.

Founder’s experience

“Most investors add value with their networks and introductions, but it doesn’t stop there with Barmak. His up-to-date operational know-how and 24/7 availability is invaluable to any CEO.”

Founder’s experience

“Barmak and the entire Ballistic Ventures team are hands down the right partners for cybersecurity entrepreneurs. The collective operating and investing experience they have focused on security is unparalleled.”

Founder’s experience

“The team at Ballistic has been an early supporter of our business – very much building from day zero. We’re lucky to have them in our court as we build an enduring business.”

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CEO of Teleport
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Edgard Capdevielle

CEO Nozomi Networks
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Tarun Thakur

Co-founder and CEO, Veza

Investments at Ballistic

  • Outcome Private
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  • Outcome Private
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Previously founded, funded, or operated prior to Ballistic

  • Engagement Series A Investor*
  • Outcome Private
  • Partnered in 2021
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  • Engagement Series B Investor*
  • Outcome Private
  • Partnered in 2021
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  • Engagement Series Seed
  • Outcome Private
  • Partnered in 2021
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  • Engagement Series Seed Investor*
  • Outcome Private
  • Partnered in 2021
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  • Engagement Board Advisor
  • Outcome Private
  • Partnered in 2021
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  • Engagement Series Seed Investor*
  • Outcome Private
  • Partnered in 2020
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  • Engagement Series B Investor*
  • Outcome Private
  • Partnered in 2020
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  • Engagement Series B Investor*
  • Outcome Private
  • Partnered in 2020
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  • Engagement Series A Investor*
  • Outcome Private
  • Partnered in 2020
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  • Engagement Series B Investor*
  • Outcome Acquired by Sumo Logic
  • Partnered in 2018
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  • Engagement Series A Investor*
  • Outcome Private
  • Partnered in 2018
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  • Engagement Board of Directors Member
  • Outcome Acquired by VMWare
  • Partnered in 2017
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  • Engagement Board of Directors Member
  • Outcome Private
  • Partnered in 2017
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  • Engagement Series Seed Investor*
  • Outcome Private
  • Partnered in 2017
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  • Engagement Series A Investor
  • Outcome Acquired by RedHat
  • Partnered in 2016
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*investment made through Area 51 Ventures