Meet the 2022 DataTribe
Challenge Winner

Balance Theory provides a knowledge sharing and collaboration platform purpose-built for security, the “GitHub of cybersecurity.” Created by intelligence community veterans with extensive experience across the most sophisticated security operations in the world, Balance Theory enables organizations to realize dramatic productivity gains and to better operationalize institutional knowledge by ensuring that security professionals have the right answer at their fingertips at all times. They do this through domain-specific templates and dashboards, an architecture designed for highly-sensitive security environments, and extensive automation.

About the Challenge

How it works

The DataTribe Challenge is a unique annual competition where startups have a chance at receiving up to $2 million in seed capital. The Challenge brings together the best entrepreneurs in the world looking to disrupt cybersecurity and data science. DataTribe selects three finalists that split $20,000 in prize money and one winner that could receive up to $2 million in seed capital.

The 2022 DataTribe Challenge had the largest number of amazing company submissions yet. Finalists were announced October 12th and the final competition took place at our headquarters in Fulton, Maryland, on November 3rd, 2022.

How To Get Involved

Companies that are interested in participating for 2023 must submit a proposal that includes a pitch deck and relevant  information. DataTribe will review submissions for technical merit, market potential, and readiness of the team. The window for submissions will be announced on this site, but please feel free to reach out to us by email or LinkedIn before then.

Companies that are interested in competing must also be pre-Series A with maximum funding to date not exceeding more than $1.2M. You must have a data science or cybersecurity product, as beta, MVP, or concept, targeting enterprises to present.

Please visit terms and conditions for more information. 

Get to Know This Year's Finalists

Meet BalanceTheory, the 2022 DataTribe Challenge winner.

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Meet NorthStar, one of this year’s DataTribe Challenge finalists.

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Meet Web3fied, one of this year’s DataTribe Challenge finalists.

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Finalists split $20,000


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Judges for the 2022 Challenge:

Bob Ackerman

Founder, AllegisCyber;
Co-Founder, DataTribe

Diana Kelley

CSO & Co-founder, Cybrize;
Former Cybersecurity Field CTO, Microsoft

Gabe Green

CISO Koch Industries

Pat Moynahan

Director, Information Security Airbnb;
Former Head of Info Sec, Risk & Compliance, Facebook

Roland Cloutier

Global CSO, Tik Tok; SVP CSO, ADP

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