Co-founded by former McAfee CTO George Kurtz in Irvine, California, in 2011 and funded by the likes of Google Capital, CrowdStrike has become the go-to cybersecurity agency for Wall Street and major corporations.
COUNTERSTRIKE A chance encounter on an airliner prompted then-McAfee exec George Kurtz to launch a new cybersecurity outfit with Dmitri Alperovitch and Gregg Marston. When the Democratic National Committee was hacked recently, it called CrowdStrike.

​George Kurtz CrowdStrike

Three-year growth 2,428.7% • 2015 revenue $27.3 MILLION

​MY LIGHT-BULB MOMENT for CrowdStrike happened when I was on a plane. I noticed a passenger take out his laptop and turn it on. McAfee software popped up and started to scan the man’s machine. The guy was waiting for 15 minutes. He was waiting and waiting and I was

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