Join us for a fireside chat with Dr. Chenxi Wang discussing cybersecurity and venture investment.
Dr. Chenxi Wang is the Founder and General Partner of Rain Capital, a seed-stage venture fund focused on Enterprise Software and Cybersecurity markets. A well-known operator, technologist, and thought leader in the Cybersecurity industry, Dr. Wang is a member of the Board of Directors for MDU Resources (NYSE: mdu), Aleada Consulting, and the board of advisors for Secure Code Warrior.
Previously, Chenxi was Vice-Chair on the global board of directors for the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) Foundation, the largest application security professional’s consortium in the world. From 2015 to 2017, she was Chief Strategy Officer at Twistlock, responsible for building Twistlock’s brand and business from zero to the leader in the segment, which ultimately led to Twistlock’s acquisition by Palo Alto Networks. Chenxi was named by Women Tech Founders as Women Investor of 2019, and received the Women-of-Influence award by SC Magazine. Chenxi’s career began as a faculty member at Carnegie Mellon University, followed by VP of Research at Forrester Research and several industry executive roles including VP of strategy at Intel Security. At Forrester, Chenxi wrote many hard-hitting research papers and helped to build up Forrester’s security coverage practice. At Intel Security, she led the ubiquity strategy that spanned both hardware and software platforms.
Chenxi is a trusted advisor to IT executives and a sought-after keynote speaker. She has headlined events worldwide and been featured by top media outlets for her thought leadership work. Chenxi holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Virginia.