Cujo - Vator Splash Spring Class of 2016

Mitos Suson · June 9, 2016 · Short URL:

Check out DeFrancisco's presentation on stage and the judges' feedback

Vator Splash Spring 2016 cohort Cujo, CUJO is like a virtual door for your connected home. It is a smart firewall that guards all devices on your network with business-level security. Plug it into your router and control it with your iPhone or Android app. CUJO uses cloud-based service, including behavioral analysis and machine learning, to offer business-level Internet security.

Among the judges were Jed Katz (Managing Director, Javelin Venture Partners,), Josh Elman (Partner, Greylock), Paul Arnold (Partner, Switch VC), Mark Goldstein (Managing Partner, Efficient Capacity), Cindy Padnos (Managing partner, Illuminate Ventures)

Thanks to our amazing top-tier Splash Spring 2016 sponsors: KPMGJavelin Venture PartnersSAP Startup Focus ProgramBread and ButterKapor Center for Social ImpactLyftAvison YoungTubemogulWendel Rosen and

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CUJO ( We have created a cloud-powered smart firewall to guard home networks against hackers and cyber criminals. While it's plug-n-play and super simple for anybody to use, it's also packed with business-level security features. CUJO retails for $99 with a $8.99/month subscription.

Why CUJO? Your home is your sanctuary. That's where we experience our most private moments, safeguard our most precious files, and experience peace of mind. Until now. With our homes full of connected devices we've become easy targets for criminal hackers. You read it in the news every day: baby monitors, smart TVs, tablets - all hacked. Even the FBI director now tapes his webcam so as not to be hacked at home. So ask yourself, with your home fully connected, what is the most precious experience or data that is now open to hackers? And what keeps it safe?

Why We're Different. Your Antivirus protects you against malware that was documented 60+ days ago. If a criminal is standing in front of your house and hacking your smart door, malware detection won't keep you safe. Traditional security solutions are outdated with cybercriminals creating new ways to reach into our homes every day. CUJO uses threat intelligence, machine learning, and cloud-computing to analyze your device behavior. When we see a threat - we block it. You will get a friendly notification on your CUJO app that your home is safe.


Cindy Padnos

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Cindy Padnos is founder/managing partner of Illuminate Ventures, an early stage VC firm focused on enterprise cloud and mobile computing. A prior founder herself, she is an entrepreneurial enthusiast!

Mark Goldstein

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Managing Partner, Founder, Bad Ass Advisors

Einaras Gravrock

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Einaras Gravrock is the founder and CEO of CUJO, a a smart firewall that protects your connected home from criminal hackers. Founder @Iconery, @Modnique, Top 100 Innovator By Goldman Sachs, YPO LA Member.

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Jed Katz

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Jed Katz is the Managing Director of Javelin Venture Partners. One of the pioneers of online commerce, Jed has spent his 20 year career developing, advising & investing in early stage tech ventures.