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In today’s episode, Sean Martin is joined by Chenxi Wang, co-founder of Rain Capital, a sophisticated portfolio construction and investment advisor in a client-focused, boutique setting. A former research analyst, as well as entrepreneur and friend of ITSPmagazine, Chenxi now looks after a fund and a portfolio.
After a “failed” startup, Chenxi joined Forrester Research, entering this market “by accident,” and is now helping to both shape and change the information security market.
How do you choose to invest in, join or partner with a company? It requires two things: understanding technology and understanding the market – and Rain Capital grew out of that. Most of the traditional security technology (antivirus, firewalls, IPS) require a lot of manual work to install, maintain and update. But when it comes to cloud workloads, manual work is not part of the picture – you have to take some traditional technology and transform it for this new environment, which provides great opportunities for innovation and ROI. That’s Rain Capital’s major investment thesis.
Tune in to hear Chenxi give her view on the state of the market, transforming an entire segment of industry, how the combination of success and failure can lead to good investment insight, and the balance between generating a return and solving important problems for the market, industry and society.
Listen and enjoy!
About Chenxi Wang
Dr. Chenxi Wang is the Founder & Managing Partner at Rain Capital. Chenxi built an illustrious career at Forrester Research, Intel Security, and CipherCloud. At Forrester, Chenxi covered mobile, cloud, and enterprise security, and wrote many hard hitting research papers.