About Cequence

About Cequence

Protecting Billions of API Calls Everyday

6B

Daily API Calls Secured

$1.3T

Protected at Fortune 500 Companies

2B

User Accounts Protected

Our Mission

Cequence mission is to protect today’s hyper-connected enterprises from fraud, business abuse, data losses and non-compliance on web, mobile, and API-based applications that connect their employees, customers, partners, and suppliers.

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What We Do

The Cequence Unified API Protection (UAP) solution provides runtime API visibility, security risk monitoring, and patented behavioral fingerprinting technology to consistently detect and protect against ever evolving online attacks.

Organizations that have fully embraced an API-first methodology or are just getting started, trust Cequence Security to protect their APIs and scale their business with the only solution that addresses all phases of the API protection lifecycle.

Our Leadership Team

The leadership team brings a proven track record of successfully building and bringing feature-rich products to market.

Ameya Talwalkar

Ameya Talwalkar

President, Chief Executive Officer
and Founder
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President, Chief Executive Officer and Founder

Over the last 10 years, Ameya Talwalkar has built strong engineering teams specializing in enterprise and consumer security in Silicon Valley, Los Angeles, Madrid, Pune, and Chengdu. Before co-founding Cequence Security, he was Director of Engineering at Symantec, where he was responsible for its anti-malware software stack that leverages network Intrusion prevention and behavior and reputation technologies, and anti-virus engines. Under his leadership, Symantec developed an advanced version of network intrusion prevention technology that blocks more than two billion threats a year. Ameya holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering from the University of Mumbai’s Sardar Patel College of Engineering (SPCE).

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Shreyans Mehta

Shreyans Mehta

Chief Technology Officer and
Founder
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Chief Technology Officer and Founder

Shreyans Mehta is an innovator in network security and holds several patents in the field. Before co-founding Cequence Security, he was Architect and Technical Director at Symantec, where he led the development of one of the most advanced network security platforms and intrusion prevention technologies based on real-time packet inspection and cloud-based big data analytics. It’s responsible for detecting more than half of the billions of threats that Symantec identifies every year. Shreyans has a Masters in Computer Science from the University of Southern California.

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Mark Azad

Mark Azad

Chief Revenue Officer
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Chief Revenue Officer

Mark Azad is the CRO at Cequence Security. Most recently Mark served as CRO at Sigma Computing (“Sigma”), the cloud analytics and business intelligence (BI) innovator. Prior to Sigma, Mark was vice president of sales for the Americas at Kubernetes platform provider D2iQ. Prior to D2iQ, he served as the director of sales at the NoSQL cloud database Couchbase and a technology sales manager at Oracle. Mark excels at partnering with customers of all sizes, from SMBs to Fortune 100, negotiating and managing contracts and agreements. He specializes in leading large, distributed sales teams, including field and inside sales, as well as direct and channel sales. Throughout his career in Silicon Valley, Mark has established organizational structure, improved processes, and increased revenue.

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President, Chief Executive Officer and Founder

Over the last 10 years, Ameya Talwalkar has built strong engineering teams specializing in enterprise and consumer security in Silicon Valley, Los Angeles, Madrid, Pune, and Chengdu. Before co-founding Cequence Security, he was Director of Engineering at Symantec, where he was responsible for its anti-malware software stack that leverages network Intrusion prevention and behavior and reputation technologies, and anti-virus engines. Under his leadership, Symantec developed an advanced version of network intrusion prevention technology that blocks more than two billion threats a year. Ameya holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering from the University of Mumbai’s Sardar Patel College of Engineering (SPCE).

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Chief Technology Officer and Founder

Shreyans Mehta is an innovator in network security and holds several patents in the field. Before co-founding Cequence Security, he was Architect and Technical Director at Symantec, where he led the development of one of the most advanced network security platforms and intrusion prevention technologies based on real-time packet inspection and cloud-based big data analytics. It’s responsible for detecting more than half of the billions of threats that Symantec identifies every year. Shreyans has a Masters in Computer Science from the University of Southern California.

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Chief Revenue Officer

Mark Azad is the CRO at Cequence Security. Most recently Mark served as CRO at Sigma Computing (“Sigma”), the cloud analytics and business intelligence (BI) innovator. Prior to Sigma, Mark was vice president of sales for the Americas at Kubernetes platform provider D2iQ. Prior to D2iQ, he served as the director of sales at the NoSQL cloud database Couchbase and a technology sales manager at Oracle. Mark excels at partnering with customers of all sizes, from SMBs to Fortune 100, negotiating and managing contracts and agreements. He specializes in leading large, distributed sales teams, including field and inside sales, as well as direct and channel sales. Throughout his career in Silicon Valley, Mark has established organizational structure, improved processes, and increased revenue.

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Varun Kohli

Varun Kohli

Chief Marketing Officer
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Chief Marketing Officer

Varun Kohli is the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) at Cequence. He was earlier the CMO of Feedzai, a fintech unicorn where he created a new category on #RiskOps. Before that, he was at Symantec where he led a team of 50+ marketers responsible for Global Demand, PMO and Strategic Marketing for the $2.4B Enterprise Business. Varun has held leadership positions in marketing, product management, and product development at both startups and large companies, and is on the advisory board of many startups. Both he and his work have been featured in major publications such as Daily Mail, Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, MarketWatch, and USA Today. Varun has appeared in broadcast outlets such as NBC’s The Today Show, MSNBC, FOX, Kron4, ABC, and CBS. Varun has been a part of multiple successful exits - 8 out of 10 companies he has worked at were either acquired or went IPOs - Skycure (acquired by Symantec/Broadcom), IronPort Systems (acquired by Cisco), CipherTrust (acquired by Secure Computing/McAfee/Intel), ArcSight, which was acquired by HP after being the only company in the valley to go IPO in 2009. Varun earned his Bachelor of Technology in Computer Science from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Guwahati, a Master of Science in Computer Science from the University of California, Riverside and studied marketing at the University of California, Berkeley.

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Mischa Travers

Mischa Travers

Chief Financial Officer and General
Counsel
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Chief Financial Officer and General Counsel

Mischa Travers is Cequence Security’s CFO and General Counsel and brings over 20 years of experience in finance and legal roles across a range of organizations. Prior to joining Cequence, he was CFO and General Counsel at NF Squared Healthcare Acquisition, a special purpose acquisition company focused on the life sciences sector, and a partner at Davis Polk & Wardwell, where he advised technology companies on mergers and acquisitions, securities offerings, corporate governance, strategic partnerships, and SEC reporting and compliance issues. Previously, he was an investment banker focusing on the software industry at Credit Suisse First Boston and a derivatives trader and merger arbitrageur at Cutler Group, LP. Mischa holds a JD degree from the University of Chicago Law School and a BS in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Virginia Tech.

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Subbu Iyer

Subbu Iyer

Vice President, Product
Management
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Vice President, Product Management

Subbu Iyer leads the product management team at Cequence Security, providing the interface between customers, data scientists, and engineering. He works closely with customers and internal users to define the product strategy and roadmap that keeps the Cequence products at the cutting edge of API security. Before joining Cequence Security, Subbu led product management teams at Oracle, Bluebox Security and Zscaler.

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Chief Marketing Officer

Varun Kohli is the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) at Cequence. He was earlier the CMO of Feedzai, a fintech unicorn where he created a new category on #RiskOps. Before that, he was at Symantec where he led a team of 50+ marketers responsible for Global Demand, PMO and Strategic Marketing for the $2.4B Enterprise Business. Varun has held leadership positions in marketing, product management, and product development at both startups and large companies, and is on the advisory board of many startups. Both he and his work have been featured in major publications such as Daily Mail, Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, MarketWatch, and USA Today. Varun has appeared in broadcast outlets such as NBC’s The Today Show, MSNBC, FOX, Kron4, ABC, and CBS. Varun has been a part of multiple successful exits - 8 out of 10 companies he has worked at were either acquired or went IPOs - Skycure (acquired by Symantec/Broadcom), IronPort Systems (acquired by Cisco), CipherTrust (acquired by Secure Computing/McAfee/Intel), ArcSight, which was acquired by HP after being the only company in the valley to go IPO in 2009. Varun earned his Bachelor of Technology in Computer Science from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Guwahati, a Master of Science in Computer Science from the University of California, Riverside and studied marketing at the University of California, Berkeley.

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Chief Financial Officer and General Counsel

Mischa Travers is Cequence Security’s CFO and General Counsel and brings over 20 years of experience in finance and legal roles across a range of organizations. Prior to joining Cequence, he was CFO and General Counsel at NF Squared Healthcare Acquisition, a special purpose acquisition company focused on the life sciences sector, and a partner at Davis Polk & Wardwell, where he advised technology companies on mergers and acquisitions, securities offerings, corporate governance, strategic partnerships, and SEC reporting and compliance issues. Previously, he was an investment banker focusing on the software industry at Credit Suisse First Boston and a derivatives trader and merger arbitrageur at Cutler Group, LP. Mischa holds a JD degree from the University of Chicago Law School and a BS in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Virginia Tech.

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Vice President, Product Management

Subbu Iyer leads the product management team at Cequence Security, providing the interface between customers, data scientists, and engineering. He works closely with customers and internal users to define the product strategy and roadmap that keeps the Cequence products at the cutting edge of API security. Before joining Cequence Security, Subbu led product management teams at Oracle, Bluebox Security and Zscaler.

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Anil Pochiraju

Anil Pochiraju

Vice President, Customer Success
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Anil Pochiraju is the VP of Customer Success at Cequence Security. As VP of Customer Success, Anil is responsible for the teams delivering delightful experiences that meet and beat our customer's expectations in protecting their public APIs. Anil has more than 25 years of domestic and global experience launching innovative products, penetrating new markets and expanding customer relationships. Spanning multiple technologies across startups and public companies, he has been engaged in building and leading teams focused on achieving sustainable growth through exceptional customer experience. Before Cequence, Anil held leadership roles in sales, sales engineering and solutions architecture at F5. Prior to F5, he held senior engineering roles at Silicon Valley companies such as Swan Labs, Spirent, Caw Networks and Nexsi Systems. Anil holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree from The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda.

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Nikunj Bansal

Nikunj Bansal

Vice President, Engineering
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Vice President, Engineering

Nikunj Bansal is the VP of Engineering at Cequence Security. As VP of Engineering, Nikunj is responsible for ensuring that design requirements are met, overseeing the consistency of user experiences, and managing a team of talented engineers. Over 25 years’ experience as a software engineer, team leader and manager he has led teams that have designed and implemented software products in various domains ranging from Banking, Security, Complex Events Processing and Big Data. Prior to joining Cequence, Nikunj held senior engineering and management roles at companies such as MapR, Informatica, Tibco and Sun Microsystems. Nikunj holds a Bachelor of Technology degree from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay.

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Vice President, Customer Success

Anil Pochiraju is the VP of Customer Success at Cequence Security. As VP of Customer Success, Anil is responsible for the teams delivering delightful experiences that meet and beat our customer's expectations in protecting their public APIs. Anil has more than 25 years of domestic and global experience launching innovative products, penetrating new markets and expanding customer relationships. Spanning multiple technologies across startups and public companies, he has been engaged in building and leading teams focused on achieving sustainable growth through exceptional customer experience. Before Cequence, Anil held leadership roles in sales, sales engineering and solutions architecture at F5. Prior to F5, he held senior engineering roles at Silicon Valley companies such as Swan Labs, Spirent, Caw Networks and Nexsi Systems. Anil holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree from The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda.

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Vice President, Engineering

Nikunj Bansal is the VP of Engineering at Cequence Security. As VP of Engineering, Nikunj is responsible for ensuring that design requirements are met, overseeing the consistency of user experiences, and managing a team of talented engineers. Over 25 years’ experience as a software engineer, team leader and manager he has led teams that have designed and implemented software products in various domains ranging from Banking, Security, Complex Events Processing and Big Data. Prior to joining Cequence, Nikunj held senior engineering and management roles at companies such as MapR, Informatica, Tibco and Sun Microsystems. Nikunj holds a Bachelor of Technology degree from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay.

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Board of Directors

Ameya Talwalkar

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President and CEO

Deepak Jeevankumar

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Dell Technologies

Venky Ganesan

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Menlo Ventures

Nitin Chopra

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Independent Board Member

Jayaram Bhat

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Shasta Ventures

John De Santis

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Independent Board Member

Investors

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