Ted Schlein

Ted Schlein

Founding Partner

"Ballistic Ventures allows me to do what I love while working with some of the smartest people in VC and cybersecurity – our clients and our team."
Ted Schlein Team - Ballistic Ventures

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With Fortify circa — early 2000s

Backstory

Ted’s legendary career in venture capital spanning 25 years at Kleiner Perkins and more than 30 years in cybersecurity make him uniquely qualified to lead the Ballistic team as a General Partner. His roles as operator, founder, investor and advisor have resulted in the creation of companies that have fundamentally shaped the cybersecurity landscape, while returning billions of dollars to shareholders. Ted provides counsel to the U.S. intelligence community, serves on the Board of Trustees at InQTel, and was recently named as a board member of the CISA Cybersecurity Advisory Committee. Ballistic is the embodiment of Ted’s vision for how venture capital can play a crucial role in the continual fight for a free and secure digital future.

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With Fortify circa — early 2000s

Fun fact

Perfect evening: Listening to Bruce Springsteen while drinking a great California cabernet with my friends.

Founder’s experience

“Ted has been instrumental in bringing our global vision and market opportunity to life. More than an investor, he is a true enterprise technology visionary who understands how to scale early-stage companies in the right way.”

Founder’s experience

“If you are building a company in cybersecurity, there is no better venture capitalist than Ted Schlein. From leveraging deep relationships with the CIOs and CISOs from the largest organizations in the world, to making introductions to top Silicon Valley executives who you’ll end up hiring, to offering pragmatic advice on scaling, Ted truly delivers on every promise. I couldn’t think of a better person to partner with.”

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Investments at Ballistic

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

  • Engagement Advisory Council Member
  • Outcome Ongoing tenure
  • Partnered in 2022
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  • Engagement Board Member
  • Outcome Acquired by Hewlett-Packard
  • Partnered in 2022
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  • Engagement Advisory Board Member
  • Outcome Ongoing tenure
  • Partnered in 2021
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  • Engagement Current Board Member
  • Outcome Private
  • Partnered in 2020
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  • Engagement Current Board Member
  • Outcome Private
  • Partnered in 2019
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  • Engagement Board Member
  • Outcome Acquired by Sumo Logic
  • Partnered in 2018
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  • Engagement Current Board Member
  • Outcome Private
  • Partnered in 2017
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  • Engagement Current Board Member
  • Outcome Private
  • Partnered in 2017
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  • Engagement Board Trustee
  • Outcome Ongoing tenure
  • Partnered in 2017
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  • Engagement Advisory Board Member
  • Outcome Ongoing tenure
  • Partnered in 2016
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  • Engagement Board Member
  • Outcome Acquired by Splunk
  • Partnered in 2016
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  • Engagement Current Board Member
  • Outcome Private
  • Partnered in 2015
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  • Engagement Current Board Member
  • Outcome IRNT
  • Partnered in 2015
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  • Engagement Current Board Member
  • Outcome Private
  • Partnered in 2015
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  • Engagement Board Member
  • Outcome Acquired by CloudFlare
  • Partnered in 2014
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  • Engagement Board Member
  • Outcome Acquired by Red Hat
  • Partnered in 2014
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  • Engagement Board Observer
  • Outcome Acquired by Salesforce
  • Partnered in 2014
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  • Engagement Board Advisor
  • Outcome Acquired by Twilio
  • Partnered in 2014
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  • Engagement Board Member
  • Outcome Acquired by Twilio
  • Partnered in 2013
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  • Engagement Current Board Member
  • Outcome Private
  • Partnered in 2013
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  • Engagement Board Member
  • Outcome Acquired by AT&T
  • Partnered in 2012
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  • Engagement Board Trustee
  • Outcome Ongoing tenure
  • Partnered in 2012
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  • Engagement Board Member
  • Outcome Acquired by F5
  • Partnered in 2012
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  • Engagement Board Member
  • Outcome Acquired by Salesforce
  • Partnered in 2011
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  • Engagement Board Member
  • Outcome ISPO
  • Partnered in 2011
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  • Engagement Board Member
  • Outcome Acquired by FireEye
  • Partnered in 2011
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  • Engagement Board Observer
  • Outcome Acquired by Elastic
  • Partnered in 2010
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  • Engagement Board Member
  • Outcome Acquired by Aurea Software
  • Partnered in 2010
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  • Engagement Current Board Member
  • Outcome Private
  • Partnered in 2009
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  • Engagement Current Board Member
  • Outcome CHGG
  • Partnered in 2008
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  • Engagement Board Member
  • Outcome Acquired by Symantec
  • Partnered in 2007
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  • Engagement Board Member
  • Outcome Acquired by Experian
  • Partnered in 2006
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  • Engagement Board Observer
  • Outcome Acquired by VMWare
  • Partnered in 2006
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  • Engagement Board Member
  • Outcome Acquired by Identiv
  • Partnered in 2005
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  • Engagement Board Member
  • Outcome Acquired by Raytheon, now Force Point
  • Partnered in 2004
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  • Engagement Founder & Board Member
  • Outcome Acquired by Hewlett-Packard
  • Partnered in 2003
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  • Engagement Board Member
  • Outcome Acquired by Ritchie Bros
  • Partnered in 1999
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  • Engagement Board Member
  • Outcome CRIO, Acquired by IBM
  • Partnered in 1998
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  • Engagement Board Observer
  • Outcome Acquired by IBM
  • Partnered in 1997
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