August 28, 2014

Lookout is headed North! We’re opening an office in Toronto and want you

Lookout is getting its winter-wear ready because we’re opening an office in Toronto!

Run by Lookout’s Head of Security Tim Wyatt, we’re bringing our hacker mentality to Canada, focusing on the arm of our business that finds and tears down malware to keep your devices and data safe.

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August 21, 2014

The stolen-data storefront: How your personal information is sold

You hear about stolen data often, but where does it all go? Stolen-data markets on the Internet have become institutionalized venues for back-room deals on hot credit card numbers, personally identifiable information, data “dumps,” and more.

It truly is a business, as was outlined by Thomas J. Holt, an associate professor with Michigan State University at this year’s Def Con, the world’s largest hacker conference. He, along with researchers Olga Smirnoav of Eastern Carolina University and Yi-Ting Chua of Michigan State University dove into 13 English and Russian-speaking stolen-data markets to understand how they tick.

Category:   Security
August 19, 2014

Hey Boston, Lookout wants to hire you!

We’re on the hunt for more outstanding tech talent and, Boston, we like your style.

Lookout is opening a Boston office to tap what is arguably one of the richest pools of tech talent in the U.S. Boston’s startup scene is growing fast and the area’s technical universities continue to produce top-shelf talent. After raising $150 million from top investors such as T. Rowe Price, we’re excited to invest some of that money in Beantown, hiring the best people we can find to join our already deep bench of mobile and security talent.

Best part? We’re hiring today.

We’re committed to protecting the mobile ecosystem from the malware and unsavory behaviors that threaten consumers and enterprises alike. Lookout has over 50 million subscribers worldwide, which gives us an unrivaled footprint to gain a real-time view into the mobile threat landscape. There are tons of opportunities at Lookout to take your engineering skills to the next level, work on an awesome product experience, and actually fight the bad guys threatening your mobile devices and your precious data.

And we’re passionate about making Boston a center of this kind of innovation. It doesn’t hurt that our CEO Jim Dolce is a Boston native, who has direct experience hiring and working with the type of dynamic Boston talent we need to propel us through our next stage of growth.

Turns out Boston Mayor Martin J Walsh is also excited about this move. He gave us a warm welcome to the region:

“The academic roots of our city help attract the best and the brightest and I am committed to creating an environment where these innovative minds can thrive well after graduation,” said Mayor Martin J. Walsh. “The fact that companies like Lookout are setting up shop here is a testament to the success of our efforts to make Boston a truly attractive place for young technology companies to prosper. With that, I welcome Lookout to Boston.”

We’re planning to set up shop right in the middle of the financial district so whether you live in the city or are commuting in from the suburbs, we’re conveniently located.

Of course, that doesn’t mean we’re going to slow down our recruiting efforts in San Francisco. We’re continuing to call this place home and are committed to employing the best of the Bay Area.

Are you interested in working with us? Contact our recruiting team!

Category:   Lookout News
August 13, 2014

Getting down to business

Building on its Strong Consumer Momentum, Lookout Secures $150 Million to Extend its Reach into the Large Enterprise

It’s hard to believe that it’s been nearly five months since I took the helm here at Lookout as its new CEO.  Back then, I was intrigued by the prospect of working at the intersection of four key trends that are reshaping the way we think about technology, namely mobile, security, big data and cloud computing.  During my time here, I’ve often been asked, “What’s the biggest surprise you’ve encountered at Lookout?”  Simply put, the opportunity is even bigger than I initially understood it to be!

Today, I’m thrilled to announce that we’ve equipped ourselves to realize this opportunity with the closing of a $150 million round of financing led by investment funds managed by T. Rowe Price Associates with participation from new investors Morgan Stanley Investment Management, Wellington Management Company, LLP, Goldman Sachs and Bezos Expeditions.  We’re equally pleased that existing investors Mithril Capital Management, Khosla Ventures, Accel Partners, Index Ventures and Andreessen Horowitz are also participating.  The backing of these leading investors is a vote of confidence in our team and a strong endorsement of our business plan.

We intend to put this new capital to work at assembling the talent and technology needed to drive our consumer momentum while simultaneously extending our reach into the large enterprise market.  We will devote significant resources to product development and aggressively expand our sales and support organizations to market our solutions globally.

Category:   Lookout News