Our Story

Founded by opinionated cybersecurity veterans and former competitors from Carbon Black and Cylance, Obsidian enables organizations to safely advance their mission in the cloud.

The rapid adoption of SaaS and cloud services is driving agility and allowing businesses to focus on their core mission better than ever before. Security teams need to figure out how to protect users and assets in the cloud without slowing down the business.

We believe that companies need a new kind of cloud-native security solution that delivers frictionless security. Our goal is to give security teams the consolidated visibility and monitoring they need to defend their SaaS apps from risks, threats, and breaches.

Leadership Team

The Obsidian leadership team has extensive experience delivering world-class cybersecurity and enterprise software at Carbon Black, Cylance, CrowdStrike, AWS, FireEye, and Shape Security. We’re hard at work applying that experience to delivering the industry’s first cloud detection and response solution.

Hasan Imam
Hasan Imam


Glenn Chisholm


Ben Johnson


Matt Wolff

Chief Scientist

Naresh Chebolu

VP of Data Science

Danny Hyun

VP of Engineering

Chelsea Strong
Chelsea Strong

VP of Global Sales

Board Members

Our investors and advisors bring deep expertise in cybersecurity and company building at organizations such as Check Point, Palo Alto Networks, Google, SAP, Cisco, and Twitter.

  • Asheem Chandna

    Greylock Partners

  • Glenn Chisholm


  • Gaurav Garg


  • Sarah Guo

    Greylock Partners

  • Hasan Imam


  • Ben Johnson



Obsidian is funded by top-tier venture capital firms with a proven track record and a strategic perspective of the industry.


Obsidian Partners with Snowflake to Consolidate Security Visibility at Scale

Customers can seamlessly access Obsidian’s data on access, privileges, and activity across their SaaS applications in the Snowflake data exchange.

Obsidian Launches Zoom Protection to Accelerate Secure Business Adoption of Video Communication

Using Obsidian, Zoom customers have enterprise-level monitoring, detection, and response capabilities from a security, compliance, and risk perspective.

Obsidian is an RSAC Innovation Sandbox Finalist

Obsidian is one of the ten finalists for the RSA Conference 2020 Innovation Sandbox Contest.

Obsidian Makes the CNBC 2019 Upstart 100 List

CNBC has included Obsidian in its 3rd annual Upstart 100 list that showcases promising companies breaking industry barriers on the path to becoming tomorrow’s household names.

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Learn more about CDR

Download our whitepaper to learn:

  • Why current security measures fail to protect against attacks and data breaches
  • How cloud detection and response helps security teams level up with continuous visibility and monitoring across SaaS apps
  • Steps to build CDR capabilities in your organization