From March 6-8, entrepreneurs representing 5 countries descended upon St. Louis to pitch their businesses to a room filled with financial services and information security executives, otherwise known as the SixThirty & SixThirty Cyber Investment Committees. The 18 companies invited to pitch emerged from an applicant pool of 200+ seeking investment from, and partnership with, SixThirty & SixThirty Cyber. The goal- to earn the opportunity to work side-by-side with some of the leading institutions in the world as they aim to exponentially grow their business development efforts and revenue.
Companies pitched to executives from Bank of New York Mellon’s Pershing, RGA, World Wide Technology, Monsanto, Aegis, Mastercard, UMB Bank, Detalus, Ernst & Young, Enterprise Bank & Trust, and members of the Security Advisor Alliance, an industry networking group of CISOs. It was an extremely competitive portfolio selection process as the Committees sought to identify the most promising companies to invest in and bring into the SixThirty Business Development Program to help accelerate their revenue and go-to-market strategy.
The 8 companies selected returned to St. Louis to begin the 8-week SixThirty & SixThirty CYBER business development program on April 17th. The geographic diversity of the SixThirty and SixThirty CYBER Spring 2018 portfolios are a representation of how SixThirty, SixThirty Cyber, and the St. Louis region serve as a connector of the most promising FinTech, InsureTech, and CyberTech startups with like-minded incumbents.