Lightspeed Venture Partners December Newsletter

Welcome to the Fortune Cyber 60

Today Lightspeed is proud to unveil the first ever Cyber 60 – a new report created in partnership with FORTUNE to recognize the top 60 cybersecurity startups in the market today. Get it here:

Lightspeed has also published an accompanying CISO Survey, identifying top priorities in cybersecurity for the year ahead. We surveyed over 200 CISOs to understand the state of the market, areas of growth and opportunity, and the transformative impact of technologies like cloud and AI. 

Lightspeed has identified three major trends that are creating a once in a generation moment to build in the cybersecurity space:

1. Security spending is outpacing overall IT spend and still accelerating:
2. Consolidation has created a new market opportunity for emergent innovation:
3. AI and cloud have made defending systems from attack more complex than ever:

To unpack these points and also read about the eight areas of opportunity we’ve identified for builders in cybersecurity, please visit

We’ve also created a PDF version of the Cyber 60 and CISO Survey you can download to share with colleagues, customers, and anyone you think will find value in this report.

Please also visit Fortune’s presentation of the Cyber 60 report to learn more.

From everyone here at Lightspeed to you and your loved ones, we wish you a happy and healthy holiday season. We thank you for all your support in 2023 as we look forward to a prosperous 2024.

We’ll be back in January with more news and updates!

–Team Lightspeed