SixThirty CYBER provides startups with up to $250K in funding, focused mentorship, and rapid connectivity to the top US financial, healthcare, and federal agency CISOs and execs.

Backed by CISOs and other corporate executives and the venture capital firm Cultivation Capital, SixThirty CYBER is a business development program that invests up to $250,000 in a handful of cyber security-based technology startup companies each year. The selected companies receive hands-on training, mentoring, and networking opportunities with the top CISOs and executives of regional private companies (like financial services, manufacturing, and aerospace/defense) as well as Federal Sector leaders in defense, finance & intelligence nationally.

Why SixThirty?
630 is both the height and width of St. Louis’s famed Gateway Arch measured in feet.

Why St. Louis and Why D.C.?
St. Louis and D.C. present great market opportunities for Cyber startups. St. Louis has big company customers with wide network reach within industries increasingly targeted by hackers, spies and crooks.  St. Louis is home not only to financial services, but also to Boeing Defense, Space & Security (BDS), and healthcare IT giants like Centene, BJC and Express Scripts. And St. Louis universities have been successfully focused on generating a talent pool in security and defense to help startups fill their staffing needs. With all this, SixThirty CYBER connects the dots within St. Louis region to access the business, intelligence & military community locally, and then nationally to the broader Federal agency and GSE leadership in D.C., on behalf of its cohort.

Our Corporate and Federal Sector Partners

Security Advisor Alliance

Security Advisor Alliance is the nation’s predominant Cyber Threat and Information Security organization founded by industry leading CISOs.  They serve on the investment selection committee, as mentors and advisors, but perhaps most importantly, Security Advisor Alliance provides SixThirty CYBER companies direct access to the buyers and decision-makers to the regional, as well as national cyber security community. The members of the Security Advisor Alliance include:

Global IT Security Director
Anheuser Busch InBev

SVP & Deputy CISO
Blackstone

CISO
Cargill

CISO
Centene Corporation

CISO
Cylance

CISO
Express Scripts

CISO
FMC Technologies

Info Sec & Strategy Officer
ForcePoint

CISO
Fujitsu

CISO & CSO
GE

VP Information Risk & Security
Heartland Payment Systems

CISO
IBM

CISO
InfoSec Advisor, LLC

CISO
Invitation Homes

CISO
Leading Private Equity Group

Chief Security Officer
Mastercard

VP CISO
MoneyGram International

CISO
Monsanto

Dir Cyber Threat & Intelligence
Monsanto

SVP Corporate Risk CISO/IT Risk
Northern Trust

VP Office of the CISO
Optiv

CISO
PNC Bank

CISO
Royal Bank of Canada

CISO
Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines

CISO
Sallie Mae

CISO
Sears

Info Sec Chief
Starbucks

Dir Infor Sec & Compliance
Spire

Collingwood Group

The Collingwood Group provides for our Washington, D.C. operations out of the business advisory firm’s offices at 1700 Pennsylvania Ave. Collingwood was founded to help clients grow and protect their businesses. By partnering with them, and meeting in D.C. at least twice throughout the 14 week cohort, we align the former head of FHA, the former head of Ginnie Mae, and additional partners who have held senior leadership positions in HUD, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and other major financial services organizations. Their strengths enable SixThirty CYBER to identify and secure business opportunities with the federal government and the GSEs; and help startups comply with, interpret and operate effectively within the ever-changing regulatory environment.