Meet the DataTribe 2020 Challenge Winner

SightGain is the first company that uses automated Red Team technology to test, evaluate, and recommend improvements for cybersecurity across people, process, and technology. We test the customers’ systems using real tactics across the MITRE ATT&CK framework. From these tests, our customers not only make rapid improvements in their current solutions, processes, and personnel, but they are also able to prioritize future cybersecurity investments.

About the Challenge

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.

How it works

For the first time ever, the DataTribe 2020 Challenge was a virtual competition. Finalists were announced December 1st and the final competition took place virtually on December 10th, 2020. For full competition details, check out the links to the FAQ and Quick Facts at the bottom of the page.

Why We Do the DataTribe Challenge

DT wants to continue to build world-class companies. DataTribe has built a unique reputation as a partner with elite teams at the cutting edge of innovation, typically leveraging experience gained at national security agencies or government R&D labs. DataTribe’s mission is to advance the state-of-the-art in cybersecurity and data science.

How To Get Involved

Companies that are interested in participating for 2021 must submit a proposal that includes a 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 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 an Enterprise, Big Data or Cyber Security product, beta, MVP or concept to present.

Please visit terms and conditions for more information. 

Previous Winners

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Judges for the 2020 Challenge:

Bob Ackerman

Founder, AllegisCyber;
Co-Founder, DataTribe

Dmitri Alperovitch

Co-Founder & Fmr. CTO
CrowdStrike Inc.

Matt Dunlop

Chief Information Security Officer
Under Armour

Deborah Golden

Principal, US Cyber & Strategic Risk Leader

Mike Viscuso

Co-Founder & Chief Strategy Officer

Daniel Weinand

Co-Founder, Shopify