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Blue Hexagon

Founders: Nayeem Islam (CEO), Saumitra Das
Launched: 2017
Headquarters: Sunnyvale, California
Industries: Cybersecurity, enterprise technology

Pictured above (from left to right): Saumitra Das, Nayeem Islam

Blue Hexagon's deep-learning cybersecurity dashboard
Blue Hexagon

Blue Hexagon provides a real-time threat-detection platform powered by deep learning. Founder and CEO Nayeem Islam is the former head of R&D for Qualcomm in Silicon Valley and, before that, was part of the team at IBM that programmed Deep Blue, the computer that defeated world chess champion Garry Kasparov. Top investors in Blue Hexagon include Benchmark and Altimeter Capital.