WASHINGTON, DC – The National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) today announced that NVCA Chair Venky Ganesan, Managing Director at Menlo Ventures, will testify on Wednesday, March 22 before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation at a hearing entitled, “The Promises and Perils of Emerging Technologies for Cybersecurity.”  The hearing will focus on the impact of emerging technologies in cybersecurity, including the opportunities and risks presented by new fields such as artificial intelligence, the internet of things, blockchain and quantum computing.

“We are excited to have Venky participate in a conversation with senators on the important role venture capital plays in spurring innovation in new technologies to counter emerging cyber threats ,” said Bobby Franklin, President and CEO of NVCA.  “Since 2010, venture investment in cybersecurity companies has been on the rise, peaking in 2015 with $3.5 billion deployed to 243 startups working on groundbreaking innovations in cybersecurity.  Given his expertise in cyber investing, we know Venky will be an effective messenger in communicating venture’s role in supporting the growth of cybersecurity companies.”

When: Wednesday, March 22

Time: 10:00 a.m. ET

Where: 106 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, DC

Watch Online: https://www.commerce.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/hearings?ID=E0E0BBA1-231C-42A4-AF33-FC4DDFCF43C3