Altitude Networks is an enterprise cloud security start up based in San Francisco.

We use cutting-edge technology to protect your company’s cloud data against unauthorized access, accidental or malicious sharing, and theft. We dig deep into the patterns and variations in risk identification with intelligent automation. We secure cloud collaboration and cloud SaaS apps with efficiency. We’re constantly prioritizing your security to make sure the most important data stays the most secure.


We pride ourselves on being a diverse and inclusive team. Hailing from 5 of the 6 inhabited continents, we value the perspectives that can be shared from our broad experiences. Joining together from across the globe strengthens our sense of mission, driving us to solve valuable problems and think beyond the easiest solution.


Michael Coates
CEO & Co-Founder linkedin
Michael is a 15-year veteran in the security industry with experience as former CISO of Twitter, head of Security for Mozilla — where he built and led a security program to protect nearly half a billion Firefox users — and chairman of OWASP, the largest open source application security community. Before that, he helped some of the largest banks, governments, and enterprises around the world to prioritize data security by evaluating applications and networks.
Amir Kavousian
CTO & Co-Founder linkedin
Amir is a data science leader with extensive experience at building and managing data science teams to deploy machine learning platforms and artificial intelligence technologies. At Capital One he created fraud detection platforms, and at Sunrun he built up a machine learning practice that led to a billion-dollar IPO. Amir's leadership experience have spanned across diverse industries including cybersecurity, operations and asset management, and digital marketing. He earned his PhD in engineering from Stanford University.


In June 2018, Altitude Networks raised a $2M Seed that was led by Accomplice with participation from Rain Capital, and multiple angel investors.

In May 2019, Altitude Networks raised $9M in a Series A led by Felicis, joined by Slack Fund, Alex Stamos and with continuing participation from Accomplice.

Aydin Senkut

Founder and Managing Director of Felicis Ventures

Slack Fund

In partnership with Accel, Index Ventures, KPCB, Social Capital, Andreessen Horowitz, and Spark Capital

Chenxi Wang

General Partner at Rain Capital. Former VP Research of Forrester. Former Carnegie Mellon Professor. OWASP foundation board of directors.


Accomplice is a seed-led venture capital firm that embraces risk. They have pioneered a community approach through platforms like Spearhead, BOSS, Rev, and TUGG.

Gerhard Eschelbeck

Former Google VP of Security & Privacy Engineering

Alex Stamos

Adjunct Professor Stanford, Former CSO Facebook

John M. Jack (JJ)

Board Partner, Andreessen Horowitz, Former CEO, Fortify

Ameet Patel

CTO & Security Investor

Sumit Agarwal

Co-Founder, Shape Security
Former Senior Executive, US DoD

Alex Roetter

President, Flyer, KittyHawk
Former SVP Eng, Twitter

Zane Lackey

Founder & CSO Signal Sciences
O'Reilly Author

Marc Campbell

Founder & CTO, Replicated

Raj Shah

Co-Founder & CEO, Arceo.ai
Former Senior Director, Palo Alto Networks

Grant Miller

Founder & CEO, Replicated

Adam Foroughi

CEO, Co-Founder AppLovin Corporation

Sameer Bhalotra

CEO ActZero.ai
Former Senior Director Cybersecurity, National Security Council

Andrew Peterson

Founder & CEO Signal Sciences
O'Reilly Author

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