Expel insider · 1 MIN READ · DAVE MERKEL · MAR 24, 2021 · TAGS: Company news / MDR
You have to be at least a little confident to take a flying leap and start a company … especially if you’re thinking of approaching investors to support you.
If you don’t believe in yourself, how can you convince others to put their money into your idea?
Unless you’re cynical and manipulative, but … I digress.
It started with a tweet
Five years ago, we set out to be anything but that security vendor.
No red in the logo, no fear in the marketing and a ban on stupid phrases like “market leading” when you have, like, five customers.
We set out to build something our customers could actually love, that creates space so they can spend their time on their priorities and passions. Managed security as an industry hadn’t delivered on those promises.
We hoped to change that.
Did we think we could do it?
I don’t know how confident I was in myself and my co-founders alone. We were three guys with 10 Microsoft PowerPoint slides flying from meeting to meeting with investors.
But the team we put together?
We were confident they could do it. And they did.
How do we know that? Our customers tell us all the time.
Just out: Q1 2021 Forrester Wave™ Report
It’s pretty cool when someone who spends their time understanding our market, day in and day out, agrees that our crew and what they do for our customers is, in fact, awesome.
Forrester just published their report entitled The Forrester Wave™: Managed Detection and Response, Q1 2021. It is, to my knowledge, the only analyst report on the managed detection and response (MDR) market that provides comparative rankings at this time.
See that dot in the top right?
Yeah. That’s my crew. They did that.
I’m feeling something right now. I believe the word is “chuffed.” Today’s a pretty good day.
Want to check it out? You can download your copy of the report here. (Don’t worry – we’re picking up the tab. You can grab a free copy using our link.)