Security expert and successful entrepreneur Mr. Ashar Aziz makes a pre-series A investment in PeerNova.
PeerNova announced a pre-series A investment by cyber-security expert and FireEye’s founder Ashar Aziz. Mr. Aziz founded FireEye in 2004 and served as CEO until November 2012. He currently serves as vice chairman of the board and chief strategy officer. As the original inventor of the FireEye Malware Protection System, he is well known globally as a cyber-security expert. Discussing his investment, Mr. Aziz said, “As cyber threats proliferate and get more sophisticated, I believe that crypto-ledgers like Bitcoin’s block chain will play an increasing role in recording the exchange of valuable assets. I personally invested in PeerNova because they have a strong product vision and a management team with a proven track record. Secure, cryptographic platforms like PeerNova’s can transform the way in which we transact with each other globally.”
Announcing the investment, Dr. Naveed Sherwani, CEO of PeerNova said, “There is no denying that the true innovation is the block chain, a highly secure transaction ledger that underlies bitcoin. At PeerNova, we are focused on building a peer to peer platform that leverages block chain’s unique properties for enterprise and consumer applications. We are very excited to count Mr. Aziz as one of our investors as it validates this vision and the work we are doing.”
About Mr. Ashar Aziz
Mr. Aziz founded FireEye in 2004, and continues to serve as vice chairman of the board and chief strategy officer. In September 2013 FireEye went public and today it has 2,200 customers across more than 60 countries and a current market cap of over $5.5 Billion. Prior to FireEye, Mr. Aziz founded Terraspring, Inc., a data center automation and virtualization company acquired by Sun Microsystems, Inc. in November 2002. He holds an S.B. in electrical engineering and computer science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an M.S. in computer science from the University of California, Berkeley, where he received the U.C. Regents Fellowship
PeerNova is the leader in distributed financial applications and transaction processing technology. In addition to offering advanced bitcoin mining hardware and cloud services, PeerNova is leading the innovation in peer to peer applications and secure platforms for the digital currency and e-commerce markets.