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Episode Description

Christina Cacioppo, Co founder and CEO of Vanta, joins the show to talk about

  • How Christina's experience as a PM at Dropbox gave her the insight to starting Vanta.
  • Current state of the security and compliance industry and why it's primed to explode.
  • The impact that AI will have on security.
  • Should founders raise strategic capital? And at what stage does it make sense to do so?
  • Your startup is special, but not THAT special, and the hiring plan to support it.

Episode Transcript

Christina Cacioppo

CEO and Co founder of Vanta

Christina Cacioppo is Founder and CEO of Vanta, a leading security and compliance platform backed by Sequoia Capital.

Born in the Midwest and based in Silicon Valley, Christina Cacioppo sits at the intersection of security, tech, and business. After starting her career in early stage VC at Union Square Ventures, Christina went on to lead product management for Dropbox Paper, bringing the product to market. With Vanta, the Y Combinator alum is pioneering a continuous, automated approach to security monitoring.

Christina received her Masters in Management Science and Engineering from Stanford University and has taught Entrepreneurial Design courses at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. In her spare time, she reads books, runs with no destination, and cooks Sunday dinners for friends.