André Pienaar – Founder & Managing Partner of C5 Capital

The key attributes of Late stage VC investment and why it is important in C5’s existing portfolio companies.

A lot of money is flowing into already developed companies, the question of the key attributes of late stage VC investment is important for anyone looking to be a Venture Capitalist. Founder and Managing Partner André Pienaar has 6 portfolio companies in the technology sector. In this interview, André Pienaar will help clarify late stage venture capitalist investment and go into more detail about his portfolio companies and the benefits C5 Capital provides them. His responses to these questions follows.

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André Pienaar Interviews Arno Robbertse

André Pienaar: “Welcome to the C5 Channel. C5 is a specialist venture capital fund that invests in cyber security, cloud computing and artificial intelligence. Today Arno Robbertse, the chief executive of one of our portfolio companies, ITC Secure has come to have a cup of tea with me here in London. Arno, ITC Secure advises some of the world’s leading corporations about their cyber security. Your conversations with the chief executives and the boardroom directors of these global corporations, what’s on their mind as they go into 2019 and they consider their cyber security risk?”

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André Pienaar Interviews Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton

André Pienaar: “Welcome to C5. We are a specialist venture capital firm that invests in cyber security, artificial intelligence, and cloud. My name is Andre Pienaar and today as my guest, I have Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton, the chairman of the Cloud Leadership Center, a not for profit organization who has come to have a cup of tea with me in our boardroom. Jamie, welcome.”

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André Pienaar Interviews Malcolm Taylor

André Pienaar: “Welcome to the C5 channel. C5 is a specialist venture capital firm that invests in Cyber Security, Artificial Intelligence, and Cloud Computing. My name is Andre Pienaar, and today to have a cup of tea with me here in London is Malcolm Taylor, who leads the Cyber Consulting practice at one of our portfolio companies, ITC Secure. Malcolm, you’ve had a very distinguished career in the British intelligence community before you joined the private sector. Today in cyber security one of the most pressing questions that one hears often is what is the threat from nation-states in the field of cyber security? What’s your view on this?”

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André Pienaar Interviews Brian Menell

André Pienaar: “Welcome to the C5 Innovation channel. My name is Andre. C5 is a specialist venture capital fund focused on cybersecurity, artificial intelligence and cloud computing. Today, here in London, at our boardroom, we have Brian Menell, the Chief Executive of TechMet whose innovation lead is changing the world of mining and technology by focusing on how we can secure the critical minerals that are so crucial to the future of the digital world. Brian, welcome. Thank you for coming down to have a cup of tea with me today.”

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André Pienaar Interviews Eva-Maria Dimitriadis

André Pienaar: “Welcome to the C5 Innovation Channel. My name is Andre. We here in our boardroom in London. C5 is a specialist venture capital firm focused on investing in cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, and cloud computing. Today, to have a cup of tea with me is Eva-Maria Dimitriadis who’s been leading C5 Accelerate, our social impact investing platform. Eva, it’s great to have you with us today.”

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André Pienaar Interviews Kevin Barrow

André Pienaar: “Welcome to the C5 Innovation Leader’s Series and Channel. My name is Andre. C5 is a specialist venture capital firm, focused on investing in cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, and cloud computing. Today, to have a cup of tea with me in London, we have Kevin Barrow, one of the founders of Mark Labs, one of the most exciting startups that have passed through our accelerator program in Washington. Kevin, welcome. Mark Labs is helping to change and innovate the world of social impact investing. Tell us more about how you’re doing this and what you are focused on.”

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“The edge in cyberdefence is speed. AI is transforming cyberdefence, allowing businesses to detect evermore complex threats from evermore sophisticated attackers”

Article by Nick Ismail in the Raconteur, February 26th 2019

“The edge in cyberdefence is speed. AI is transforming cyberdefence, allowing businesses to detect evermore complex threats from evermore sophisticated attackers,” – André Pienaar

Sunday Times Raconteur Article: AI in cybersecurity: a new tool for hackers?
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