CEO Daily: Surveillance Capitalism with Chinese Characteristics

Like the memes it incubates and spreads, TikTok, the Chinese lip-synching app that boasts more than half a billion global users, has gone viral this past month–at least in the global business press. Fortune‘s Ellen McGirt was among the many observers to marvel that country trap artist Montero Hill (a.k.a. Lil Nas X) was able […]

Behind KKR’s Big Bet On Cybersecurity

It’s no secret that private equity has been on a cybersecurity kick as of late–and for good reason. With online attacks and digital fraud only becoming more prevalent, global spending on technology to protect sensitive data and information is expected to reach an unprecedented $124 billion this year, according to research firm Gartner. That means […]

KKR Invests in Cybersecurity Firm KnowBe4 at $800M Valuation

Cybersecurity startup KnowBe4 has secured a minority investment from private equity giant KKR that values the firm at more than $800 million. KKR is making an initial commitment of up to $50 million in KnowBe4, according to sources with knowledge of the transaction, with plans for an additional investment in the company already in the […]