Why we dig Dig
Today Dig Security is coming out of stealth, and we are excited to be joining them in their journey as an investor and partner. Like most VCs, we talk to a lot of startups, and it's often a difficult decision about whether this is "the one" that we want to commit to. For Dig, it was surprisingly easy. From our first conversation, it was clear CEO Dan Benjamin was an expert storyteller who could clearly lay out the problem at hand, why it needed to be solved, and why Dig was the team to solve it. The three co-founders, Dan, Ido Azran and Gad Akuka (first initials D-I-G -- get it?), are all second-time founders tackling a problem they have first-hand knowledge of based on their previous roles.
Databases have been with us since the 1960s. During those 60 years, we've seen massive changes in the way databases work, the types and volume of data they store, and where they store it. We've also seen a massive movement toward monetization of data, both by legitimate enterprises and criminal organizations, making those datastores juicier targets than ever.