CrowdStrike, based in Southern California, is a startup information security business led by George Kurtz, former McAfee Chief Technology Officer and co-founder and CEO of Foundstone and Dmitri Alperovitch, former McAfee Vice President of Threat Research. CrowdStrike was formed on the belief that traditional security solutions are ineffective against the growing volume and complexity of today’s threats. The team is focused on building a new, data-centric information security solution to help enterprises and governments combat these modern attacks. Prior to the formation of CrowdStrike in 2011, George Kurtz was an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Warburg Pincus.
Warburg Pincus is a leading global private equity firm focused on thesis-driven growth investing at scale. With more than $62 billion in assets under management, our active portfolio of more than 190 companies is highly diversified by stage, sector and geography. As an experienced partner to outstanding management teams, we help build durable companies with sustainable value. We have raised 19 private equity funds, which have invested more than $79 billion in over 880 companies in more than 40 countries.