OUR VISION

Obsidian delivers intelligent identity protection to organizations as they scale their SaaS and hybrid cloud environments. Obsidian’s machine learning powered SaaS solution enables smarter and less burdensome identity lifecycle management and more efficient incident response and forensics for Zero Trust security.

Obsidian is a leading provider of intelligent identity protection for the hybrid enterprise. The company’s leadership team includes innovators from AWS, Carbon Black, Cylance, Dome9, the NSA and VMware where they have delivered enterprise-grade products to thousands of customers.

We are based in Newport Beach, CA and are backed by Greylock Partners, Wing, and GV.


FOUNDERS

Glenn

Co-Founder
CEO

Ben

Co-Founder
CTO

Matt

Co-Founder
Chief Scientist

Obsidian was founded in 2017 by three opinionated veterans of the cybersecurity industry. Former competitors Chisholm, Wolff, and Johnson united to build a ground-up data infrastructure. Earlier in their careers, Johnson and Wolff worked for the NSA while Chisholm was Chief Information Security Officer at the giant Australian telecom, Telstra. Their backgrounds in threat prevention, detection and response, as well as their experience building products and supporting customers at Carbon Black and Cylance make them the right team to tackle security of today’s sprawling hybrid-cloud environments. These former competitors created Obsidian because they recognized the importance of centralized account visibility, continuous account monitoring after login, and the strength of building a ML-driven identity graph for organizations.


INVESTORS AND BOARD MEMBERS

In 2017 Obsidian raised $9.5M in Series A that was led by Greylock Partners.

In February 2019, Obsidian raised $20M in a Series B led by Wing, joined by GV with continuing participation from Greylock Partners.

THE OBSIDIAN CORPORATE BOARD

ASHEEM CHANDNA
Greylock Partners

GAURAV GARG
Wing

BEN JOHNSON
Obsidian

GLENN CHISHOLM
Obsidian, Chairman

SARAH GUO
Greylock Partners


MEMBERSHIPS

Cybersecurity is at its most successful when treated like a team sport. Obsidian is an active member of the following organizations:

IDENTITY DEFINED SECURITY ALLIANCE
Information Systems Security Association of Orange County