This week, CNBC included us in their list of “100 of the world’s most promising start-ups to watch in 2019”, and interviewed our CEO, Jake King, to discuss how Vancouver is becoming a start-up mecca and beginning to give Silicon Valley a run for its money.
Every year, CNBC creates a list of 100 of the most promising start-up companies. To be eligible, companies must have raised no more than $50 million in venture capital, be privately held, and have been founded no earlier than 2014. Cmd was selected from among the 600+ nominated companies based on its scalability, sales growth, user/customer growth, intellectual property access to capital, and other factors detailed in the article.
This is big news for Cmd, as we continue to disrupt the privileged access management space with our Linux-first, cloud-native security solution. If you are running a Linux cloud or data center, you know that current solutions for PAM simply aren’t meeting your needs or the needs of your development teams. By building a solution for production Linux environments from the ground up, Cmd can deliver a frictionless solution that provides vaultless privileged access, seamless user attribution & compliance, and high-fidelity monitoring & incident response.
With all the excitement surrounding Cmd and other new start-ups this year, it’s interesting to see how many start-ups are actually based in Canada. CNBC dubbed Canada a “start-up mecca” rivaling Silicon Valley, home to Google, Facebook, and many other popular technology companies. Our CEO Jake King was interviewed in that article where he described Canada’s rich talent pool as a big advantage for startups based here. Canada has a strong university system and immigration policies that attract many highly educated immigrants from all over the world.
As Jake said in the interview, “Universities are releasing fantastic candidates that are ready to work into the environment, driving lots of innovation at early-stage companies.”
Much of the Cmd team attended Vancouver universities such as the University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University, and a few others. All of which are known to provide students with real-world scenarios, entrepreneurship opportunities, and strong STEM backgrounds.
As Cmd continues to expand, the talent at the company will continue to grow. If you or someone you know is interested in working in the cybersecurity space, check out our open roles here! This is an exciting time to be a part of a start-up like Cmd!