In 2015, Ryan Dodd (founder) was an institutional shareholder in companies whose data and software code was the primary source of the companies’ value. Frustrated by corporate boards’ inability to clearly report to him and other shareholders on how their executives were managing and protecting their companies’ valuable data, he began creating financial models to help “hedge out cyber risk” in the fund portfolios. This model was the first step in creating Cyberhedge.
Drawing on Ryan’s 20 years in finance, including proprietary risk modeling in complex environments, derivative structuring and allocation of risk capital as a successful hedge fund manager, it took two years to develop the data platform powering Cyberhedge that now gives corporate boards and executives an instant price for cyber risk, validated by market data-on which they can rely for more accurate risk assessment, tracking and reporting.
A cross-disciplinary approach differentiates the research driving our service. Led by Founder and CEO Ryan Dodd, Cyberhedge has expanding teams in Europe and the United States. Our team includes PhDs in biological networks, experts in econometric modeling and experienced operational risk managers. To ensure we have a wider lens for asking the right questions about the financial impact of technology risks, our team also includes global financial professionals and risk managers. Together with our investment partners, we have a deep bench of insights from the worlds of financial markets, cybersecurity, national security, think tanks, policymakers and regulators.
Our office locations place us at the intersections of financial markets and policy—to help shape the future of an increasingly digital global economy. With our diverse backgrounds, we look at technology risk through a Cyber-Financial lens.
Shareholders include the world’s largest public bank and a leading global investor in cybersecurity.