Counter phishing attacks with Area 1, classify images with Metamind

Last October 12, Area 1 Security, Birchbox, Livefyre and Metamind, presented at the packed Data-Driven meetup at Bloomberg.

http://www.meetup.com/NYC-Data-Business-Meetup/events/225285863/

Last October 12, Area 1 Security, Birchbox, Livefyre and Metamind, presented at the packed Data-Driven meetup at Bloomberg.

http://www.meetup.com/NYC-Data-Business-Meetup/events/225285863/

Area 1 Security’s Oren Falkowitz and Livefyre’s Ramana Rao presented themselves as companies from Silicon Valley. 

Area 1 the cyber-security app that counters phishing attacks,  focuses on stopping phishing attacks before they happen, the most common form of attacks now in our computer devices.

Area 1, raised $15 million this week, following Falkowitz’s presentation at the meetup. Falkowitz used to work for the National Security Agency.

 “It takes 90 seconds from the time a phish to a user click,” Falkowitz cautioned. “Companies learn of attacks one year later. A new approach is required.”

Rao presented how Livefyre’s real-time content and engagement platform works. For those not familiar with the company, you often see them as the engine in the comments section of most websites.

Livefyre and Salesforce were in the news recently for its agreement to integrate their respective platforms that are seen by many as an effective way for companies to create a more cohesive marketing strategy.  

MetaMind’s Richard Socher talked about the power of deep learning for enterprise, the future of understanding unstructured data. This includes speech recognition and a general image classifier which he demonstrated. You can create own image classifier with a free API. It’s an effective way for people to classify photos together in a category using an easy drag-and-drop technology.

Birchbox’s Liz Crawford presented her discovery commerce platform for beauty products last. Birchbox lets you get monthly deliveries of beauty or grooming samples, picked to match your profile. You can also customize your shipment by picking a sample or adding subscriber-only product deals.

Birchbox has come a long way. This week, it launched its own makeup line, Love of Color.