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Team8 Partners with WisdomTree to Launch Growth-Focused Cybersecurity Innovation Index

Liran Grinberg January 28, 2021
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The WisdomTree Team8 Cybersecurity Index (WTCBR) grew 48% in its first 3 months, as Covid-19 accelerated digital transformation

Our journey to launching an index

Prior to co-founding Team8 in 2014, I led the flagship product at unicorn fintech company eToro, an investment platform whose vision is to open the global markets for everyone to trade and invest in a simple and transparent way. I was reporting into Ronen Assia, co-founder of eToro, who recently joined Team8 to launch our fintech foundry. He introduced us to WisdomTree and this idea, and we quickly realized there’s no cyber index focusing on pure cyber innovation. Inspired also by The BVP Nasdaq Emerging Cloud Index that was launched by our LP investor Bessemer Venture Partners, this endeavor merges a number of unique ingredients together: Team8’s cyber and fintech expertise alongside a mission of introducing a simple and transparent way to follow cyber innovation and growth themes in the public market.

Measuring innovation in cybersecurity requires a fresh approach

Current alternative methods weight or construct companies based on market capitalization or reported revenue streams, which we find limited.

One thing we are highly confident about is that the cyber strategies that worked in the past are ill-equipped to solve for today’s interconnected and rapidly changing world. That means there is a world of opportunity for new companies and innovations to secure our digital future.

Our design principles reflect our world view in that cyber is a global trend and one that is being solved from different perspectives. There isn’t a silver bullet, but rather an amalgamation of concepts, strategies and techniques required to create and sustain digital resilience.

Exposure of companies across Team8’s cyber themes

Originally appeared on Medium

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