George Kurtz – Entrepreneur of the Year

Congratulations once again George, and the whole team over at Crowdstrike, another well deserved accolade for developing the newest generation of cyber security software and technologies.   



Ernst and Young Announces CrowdStrike’s George Kurtz as Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2016 Orange County Semifinalist

04/08/2016 | 02:02pm CEST

Ernst & Young (EY) today announced that George Kurtz, co-founder and chief executive officer of CrowdStrike, is a semifinalist for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2016 Orange County Region Award. Now celebrating its 30th year, the awards program recognizes entrepreneurs in over 145 cities and 60 countries who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.

George Kurtz was selected as a semifinalist by a panel of independent judges. Finalists will be announced Monday, May 23, and winners will be announced at a formal Awards Gala on Friday, June 17, with more than 500 Founders, CEOs and other business leaders in attendance, at the St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort in Dana Point, California.

“Being recognized by EY for this prestigious award validates what we have been able to accomplish at CrowdStrike in the past four years,” said George Kurtz, CrowdStrike’s co-founder and chief executive officer. “We’ve built one of the fastest-growing companies in our industry and the most valuable privately held security company in Orange County. We completely revolutionized the endpoint security space with the only fully cloud-delivered endpoint protection platform in the industry. As the leader in next-generation endpoint security, we continue to drive innovation and record-breaking growth, fueled by spiking global customer demand for a solution that replaces legacy endpoint products.”

Watch a video that tells the CrowdStrike story to learn more about George’s journey as an EY Entrepreneur Of The Year:

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About CrowdStrike
CrowdStrike is the leader in next-generation endpoint protection, threat intelligence and response services. CrowdStrike’s core technology, the Falcon platform, stops breaches by preventing and responding to all types of attacks – both malware and malware-free. CrowdStrike has revolutionized endpoint protection by combining three crucial elements: next-generation AV, endpoint detection and response (EDR), and a 24/7 managed hunting service — all powered by intelligence and uniquely delivered via the cloud in a single integrated solution. Falcon uses the patent-pending CrowdStrike Threat Graph™ to analyze and correlate billions of events in real time, providing complete protection and five-second visibility across all endpoints. Many of the world’s largest organizations already put their trust in CrowdStrike, including three of the 10 largest global companies by revenue, five of the 10 largest financial institutions, three of the top 10 health care providers, and three of the top 10 energy companies.

CrowdStrike Falcon is currently deployed in more than 170 countries. The company has secured a total of $156 million in financing from A-list investors – including $100 million in Series C funding round, led by Google Capital – in addition to investments provided by the likes of Accel Partners, Rackspace and Warburg Pincus.

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About EY Entrepreneur Of The Year®
EY Entrepreneur Of The Year is the world’s most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The unique award makes a difference through the way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. As the first and only truly global award of its kind, Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in more than 145 cities in more than 60 countries.

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