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Matt Fates
Works at Ascent Venture Partners
Attended Tuck School of Business
Lives in Boston
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Very excited to announce our newest investment at Ascent:
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A Year in Review – A Look Back on our Portfolio Companies’ Successful 2015
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• Security is getting scarier, cyber criminals are becoming more pervasive and major threat groups are on the rise. Looking forward to discussing this and more at Ascent Venture Partner’s B2B IT Forum on paradigm of security on Tuesday, December 8th. 
Security is getting scarier. Cyber criminals are becoming more pervasive and major threat groups are on the rise. Data ownership and privacy are hot button issues that impact the entire security equation, but how can companies cope? It is overwhelming! Gartner predicts that $77 billion may be funneled toward cybersecurity efforts this year, expected to rise to $170 billion by 2020. This represents dramatic growth in digital security efforts over ...
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Drive home...nature is a grand master
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My start to the day....a good one
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Recent events have shown new thinking in IT security is mandatory:
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Check out our latest blog post and next B2B Forum event: Machine Learning – How Artificial Intelligence is Invading the Enterprise:
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Have you thought about how powerful the combination of cloud and mobile will be for B2B automation? I see a tidal wave that will wash over all B2B areas, improving existing applications and enabling new ones in areas where adoption was previously limited.
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Some thoughts in preparation of our B2B Forum on cyber security next week:
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Our next B2B Fourm is focused on the very difficult dilemma of IT security - give in or keeping fighting to protect your data? 
Security is getting scarier. Cyber criminals are becoming more pervasive and major threat groups are on the rise. Data ownership and privacy are hot button issues that impact the entire security equation, but how can companies cope? It is overwhelming! Gartner predicts that $77 billion may be funneled toward cybersecurity efforts this year, expected to rise to $170 billion by 2020. This represents dramatic growth in digital security efforts over ...
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Older, bit slower...but so is everyone else I guess 
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He went home...
And the older and slower...it is a constant

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Education
  • Tuck School of Business
    MBA, 2000 - 2002
  • Yale University
    BA, 1992 - 1996
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  • Ascent Venture Partners
    Partner, 2002 - present
  • Norwest Venture Partners
    Analyst, 1998 - 2000
  • Alex Brown & Sons
    Analyst, 1996 - 1998
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