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Startup investors are looking to hackers for help on smart bets


When a rapidly growing startup approaches a private equity firm in hopes of raising money, its founders typically come bearing a powerpoint with information regarding a revenue forecast, tech development plan and a go-to-market strategy, among other things. But today, investors are also becoming increasingly interested in the cybersecurity posture of their portfolio companies and that of the entrepreneurs pitching them for millions of dollars in funding, a group of security experts and investors told FedScoop.