Sumit Agarwal

Co-Founder and VP of Product Management
Shape Security



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Sumit Agarwal is Co-Founder an VP of Product Management at Shape Security, a startup in based in Silicon Valley. Sumit co-founded Shape in 2011, which is backed by leading investors including Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Venrock, Google Ventures, Eric Schmidt and the former CEO of Symantec.

Prior to this venture, Agarwal was the first member of Google Inc.’s mobile group, where he helped grow revenue from zero to more than $400 million annually in under three years. He joined Google in 2003 as a product manager for AdWords, playing a key role in growing that business to more than $6 billion in annual revenue.

Google wasn’t his starting place in the tech world. He began his career as a co-founder of Quova, a company that identified the geographical location of website visitors based on their IP address. He wrote the company’s business plan and raised $25 million in funding. Quova was later acquired by Neustar (NYSE: NSR).

U.S. President Barack Obama recently appointed Agarwal as the U.S. Senior Advisor for Cyber Innovation at the Department of Defense, and prior to that, was Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense. He received the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and the Director’s Coin from the National Security Agency.

Agarwal holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from MIT and a Master of Military Operational Art and Science from Air University.

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News


Shape Security introduces tool to blunt impact of stolen password caches

TechCrunch - 2 months ago
... web and mobile applications. Shape has deflected over $1B in fraud losses for major retailers, financial institutions, airlines, and government agencies. Shape Security is headquartered in...

Ex-Googler-Founded Shape Security Picks Up Another $40M To Build Out Its “Botwall” For Businesses

TechCrunch - 4 yearss ago
The company was co-founded by Sumit Agarwal, Derek Smith (Shape's CEO) and Justin Call (who is the CTO): Agarwal was Google's first mobile project manager and was later appointed by President...

StackRox Unveils First Container Security Platform That Adapts to Evolving Threats

Business Wire (press release) - 6 months ago
... one thing: inspiring people. You have to inspire great technologists to join the company, inspire innovative customers to help refine the product, and inspire the entire market to embrace your...

Silicon Valley 40 under 40: Sumit Agarwal

Silicon Valley Business Journal - 4 yearss ago
Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Google and Barack Obama are among the names associated with Sumit Agarwal in the cyber world. The entrepreneur recently co-founded Shape Security, a Kleiner...

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Designation Co-Founder and VP of Product Management
Company Shape Security
Previous Company US Department of Defense | Google | Atlas Venture | Quova
Education Massachusetts Institute of Technology (BSc. in Chemical Engineering) | United States Air Force - Air University (Masters, Art and Science of Military Operations)
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Country United States of America
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