Award recognizes investment firms that demonstrate exceptional understanding and commitment to the cybersecurity market

WASHINGTON, D.C. – SC Media has selected Paladin Capital Group, an advanced technology and cyber investor, as a finalist for its Excellence Award for Investor of the Year. The award, from one of the leading cybersecurity industry publications, recognizes firms with a unique investment approach, a strong commitment to the cybersecurity market, and an understanding of the gaps in existing technologies and services.

As one of 5 finalists for the award, Paladin has demonstrated exceptional value to the information security market. Since 2008, the firm has invested in over 65 cybersecurity and deep tech companies and last year closed its $372 million Cyber Fund II, which Paladin continues to leverage to invest in promising early-stage cyber companies.

“Paladin prides ourselves on our information advantage when it comes to the cyber sector,” said Michael Steed, Founder and Managing Partner of Paladin Capital Group. “Our years of experience investing in cybersecurity combined with the deep expertise of our strategic advisors give us an unmatched understanding of the industry’s landscape that we bring to bear for our limited partners and portfolio companies. We’re thrilled to be recognized by SC Media among other best-in-class investors, and I am grateful to the talented team that drives forward our work each day.”

Recognizing that digital innovation is transforming all sectors of society, Paladin seeks out and invests in technology with applications in both public and private sectors that enables, monitors, and secures the 16 verticals of critical infrastructure. Given its continuous investment activity in the space, Pitchbook recently recognized Paladin as one of the ten most active cybersecurity venture capital investors globally.

SC Media will announce the winner of the Excellence Award in August.

About Paladin Capital Group

Paladin Capital Group was founded in 2001 and has offices in Washington DC, New York, London, Luxembourg, and Silicon Valley. As a multi-stage investor, Paladin’s core strength is identifying, supporting and investing in innovative companies that develop promising, early-stage technologies to address the critical cyber and advanced technological needs of both commercial and government customers. Combining proven investment experience with deep expertise in global security, cyber technology and cutting-edge research, Paladin has invested in more than 65 companies since 2008 and has been a trusted partner to investors, entrepreneurs and governments for over two decades.

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