Oct. 3, 2013 8:00 am

WSJ contest garners Light Point Security attention from investors

Cofounder Zuly Gonzalez told the Baltimore Business Journal that "investors from all over are reaching out to her."

Zuly Gonzalez and Beau Adkins of Light Point Security. Photo courtesy of

It was Zuly Gonzalez, cofounder of small cybersecurity startup Light Point Security, who said at a Baltimore event in July that Maryland “lacks funding opportunities for really early-stage companies.”

But since having the startup she and Beau Adkins cofounded selected in the top five of the Wall Street Journal‘s Startup of the Year competition, Light Point’s fortunes appear to have changed.

As the Baltimore Business Journal writes:

Gonzalez said the attention from investors is a change for the small startup. Entrepreneurs are often the ones seeking out investors, going from pitch meeting to pitch meeting to make their case. But now, Gonzalez said investors from all over are reaching out to her.

Light Point Security produces web software that lets Internet users browse in the cloud, thereby reducing users’ risk of having their computers infected with malware. Gonzalez told the BBJ that Light Point isn’t raising money just yet, but will “look to do an angel investing round next year.”

Andrew Zaleski

Andrew Zaleski is a freelance journalist in Philadelphia and the former lead reporter for Baltimore. Before moving to Philadelphia in June 2014, he was a contributing writer to Baltimore City Paper and a Tech Check commentator for WYPR 88.1 FM, Baltimore city’s National Public Radio affiliate. He has written for The Atlantic, Outside, Richmond magazine, Washington City Paper, Baltimore magazine, Baltimore Style magazine, Next City,, The Atlantic Cities, and elsewhere.

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