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Visionary Innovator Ameet Patel Joins Agari Advisory BoardDistinguished Expert in Financial Technologies to Advance Agari in Its Revolutionary Approach to Email Security (May 03, 2012)
PALO ALTO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 05/03/12 -- Agari, revolutionizing email security, announces that Ameet Patel is joining Agari's Advisory Board to counsel the rapidly growing company. Ameet Patel is a visionary advisor to early stage, high growth technology companies with a successful investing record. With his strengths and relationships throughout the Financial Services industry, Mr. Patel will assist Agari in product and market strategies as well as accelerate key business development initiatives.
"I'm thrilled to be a part of Agari and have this chance to help shape the company's future. Agari's highly respected founder and CEO Patrick Peterson, also a Cisco Fellow, has assembled a remarkable, smart, and nimble team. Agari already has hugely impacted the email security market and demonstrated the effectiveness of its cloud based service and potential for ubiquity. Partnering with industry organizations such as FS-ISAC and BITS, Agari is addressing the growing challenge of email security for financial institutions. In addition, the Agari team has already landed an impressive list of customers, including market leaders in social media, financial services and ecommerce, rarely seen at this early stage. Agari is leading the security market in solving the growing problem of cyber crime through technology innovation," said Ameet Patel.
Currently, Ameet Patel advises several start-up and stealth ventures. Previously, he was a venture capitalist for 7 years focused on financial and enterprise technology startups. He is known, too, for his premier roles at JPMorgan Chase, as Chief Architect of Chase's consumer business, CTO of JPMC's e-Finance venture fund, LabMorgan, and Managing Executive of LabMorgan, an innovative business group within the industry.
"Just as Agari's momentum in financial services and many other markets is soaring, I am especially delighted to welcome Ameet Patel to our Advisory Board. Our previous informal relationship with Ameet has realized considerable benefit to Agari already. His knowledge and experience are invaluable as Agari continues to innovate and build market presence," said Patrick Peterson, Agari founder and CEO.
In addition to advising Agari, Mr. Patel serves as chairman of the board for Librato and is an advisor to APIGEE. As a VC to enterprise technology startups his funds' investments included Clearbrook Financial, Exegy, Integrien, Librato, LogicSource, Pollenware, Tervela, and X.Eye. He recently sold one of his investments, Integrien, to VMware.
Today, Agari protects 50 percent of US consumer email traffic and more than one billion mailboxes. The Agari Email Trust Network becomes more pervasive, intelligent, and powerful as more join Agari to protect email users, customers, constituents, brands, business models, and corporate and cyber infrastructure. Agari creates repeatable, scalable ways for email senders and receivers to integrate with Agari's radical new business solutions platform and experience the freedom of secure email communications and transactions.
About Agari, Inc.
Agari collects terabytes of email data from sources across the Internet to create a cloud-based solution to assess, visualize, and protect against email threats to brands, such as phishing and other fraud. Founded by the thought leaders behind Cisco's IronPort solutions, the Agari platform provides global brands with the tools needed to proactively protect brand reputation, eliminate email threats, protect customers and prevent the loss of sensitive data. Headquartered in Palo Alto, Calif., Agari is backed by Alloy Ventures, Battery Ventures, First Round Capital, and Greylock Partners. Additional information is available at http://www.agari.com.
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