Enrique Salem

Enrique Salem invests in early-stage infrastructure software companies, with a specialization in cybersecurity. Enrique is a global leader in technology and security and is a global leader in security, backup, and availability solutions.

Partner
Bay Area

About Enrique

What is the first company you invested in?

Evident.io – the founder, Tim, was a true domain expert and when customers spoke to him they valued what he said.

 

What do you love about working for Bain Capital Ventures?

Every day I get to meet fabulous founders who want to change an industry or disrupt a market. Being around their enthusiasm just never gets old.

 

Do you have an investment ethos? Is there a portfolio company investment that exemplifies that ethos?

Look for great people and expect exceptional results. It sounds simple, but it’s actually a challenge to find brilliant and committed founders who also have the operational chops to deliver on their vision. Bhavin Shah, the founder of Moveworks is a perfect example of this combo. He is a three-time entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience building companies across consumer, mobile, and enterprise AI, and I knew from our first meeting that he had something special. BCV invested in Moveworks shortly after that meeting and I’ve been privileged to work alongside Bhavin as he grew Moveworks into a global success story.

 

What is compelling about your domain?

Infrastructure software is quite literally the backbone of every business in every sector. Whether security, AI, cloud, dev tools, open source, analytics, or beyond, enterprise software is in the background powering every business, making our world run every day. Today, every company is a software company, and it is endlessly exciting to invest in innovative software technologies because they are fundamental to our daily lives. 

 

What are your interests and passions outside of BCV?

I love to ski and cycle. (I also like to find great places to eat out with friends.)

 

What advice would you give your younger self?

Worry less.

 

What is a self-care ritual you practice?

I like to ride my Peloton 4 or 5 times per week.

Background

4 years
9 years
2 years
Oblix
1 year
Brightmail
2 years
10 years
8 years

Insights

Why We Invested In Smallstep: Taking The Headache Out Of Certificate Management

by Enrique Salem Software is increasingly becoming an interconnected web of microservices, containers, and endpoints. The connections between each of these components can be compromised, creating potential security risk. The rise of cloud computing, distributed systems, and remote work has only accelerated these trends. To ensure that software is built securely and reduce the surface […]

Enrique Salem 3 min read
Spotlight Infra

BCV Leads $105M Series C In Docker: Enabling Modern Software Teams To Ship Quickly And Securely

By Enrique Salem, Partner at Bain Capital Ventures Today, BCV is excited to announce our Series C investment in Docker, the leader in container packaging, distribution, and security. These activities are so core to a software developer’s process that we expect Docker to become one of the generational companies in the space. Docker exploded onto the scene in March […]

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Spotlight Infra

BCV Leads $11M Series A In VISO Trust: Making Vendor Onboarding Safe, Fast, And Compliant

By Enrique Salem, Partner at Bain Capital Ventures A typical large company works with over 5000 technology vendors, according to Gartner, and each of these vendors presents a potential security risk. After all, every new vendor must be given access to proprietary data and information for their product to function within a company’s tech stack. To ensure that […]

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News Infra

Enrique's Portfolio

Company
About
Partner
Invested
Domain
Stage

Docker is a set of platform as a service products that use OS-level virtualization to deliver software in packages called containers.

Partner(s) Enrique Salem
Invested 2022
Infra
Growth

StarTree provides a seamless and fully managed real-time analytics cloud solution from the original developers of Apache Pinot.

Partner(s) Enrique Salem
Invested 2021
Infra
Early

HYCU was purpose-built to natively integrate with your platforms of choice.

Partner(s) Enrique Salem
Invested 2021
Infra
Growth

VISO Trust leverages a social due diligence network and curated AI to eliminate questionnaires. Relax, your next third party due diligence is already done.

Partner(s) Enrique Salem
Invested 2021
Infra
Early Growth

Smallstep turns security best practices into a toolkit that empowers any developer or operator to properly secure their infrastructure.

Partner(s) Enrique Salem
Invested 2020
Infra
Early Seed

JupiterOne (jupiterone.com) is the first software cloud-native security platform built on a graph data model, to expose the complex relationships between your cyber assets.

Partner(s) Enrique Salem
Invested 2020
Infra
Early

Rubrik, the Zero Trust Data Security Company™, delivers data security and operational resilience for enterprises.

Partner(s) Enrique Salem
Invested 2019
Infra
Growth

Ndata creates powerful insights and differentiated results for your fund, firm, or client with nData's data services.

Partner(s) Enrique Salem
Invested 2019
Infra

Netdata is the company behind the eponymous open-source system for monitoring applications, servers, containers, and devices in real-time.

Partner(s) Enrique Salem
Invested 2019
Infra
Seed

Red Balloon Security provides industry-leading security solutions for embedded systems. Defend from within with our host-based, real time technology.

Partner(s) Enrique Salem
Invested 2018
Infra
Early

Armis is the leading platform for OT, IoT, and IT asset management in cybersecurity.

Partner(s) Enrique Salem
Invested 2018
Infra
Early

Nightfall is one trusted platform to discover, classify, & protect sensitive data across every cloud app with machine learning-powered Cloud-Native Data Protection.

Partner(s) Enrique Salem
Invested 2018
Infra
Early Seed

Eliminate tedious ID verification processes and keep sensitive information secure with Airside's end-to-end digital identity solutions.

Partner(s) Enrique Salem
Invested 2017
Apps
Early Seed

ShiftLeft is the only code security platform that analyzes software applications from an attacker's viewpoint.

Partner(s) Enrique Salem
Invested 2017
Infra
Early

Moveworks is an American artificial intelligence company headquartered in Mountain View, California.

Partner(s) Enrique Salem
Invested 2017
Infra
Early

LeapYear is a platform for developing secure systems that unlock value from sensitive information.

Partner(s) Enrique Salem
Invested 2016
Infra
Early

Awake significantly decreases the amount of unknowns on our network and helps us detect threats and respond to them rapidly.

Partner(s) Enrique Salem
Invested 2016
Infra
Early

Augtera Networks’ industry-first network AI platform is designed for proactive visibility and resolution in multi-cloud networks.

Partner(s) Enrique Salem
Invested 2016
Infra
Seed

Fossa is a developer of an open-source management platform designed to optimize licensing and vulnerability operations.

Partner(s) Enrique Salem
Invested 2016
Infra
Seed

Palo Alto Networks, the global cybersecurity leader, is shaping the cloud-centric future with technology that is transforming the way people and organizations operate.

Partner(s) Enrique Salem
Invested 2015
Infra
Early