Episode 31: A Serial Entrepreneur’s Adventures in Cybersecurity

John CzupakSpecial Guest: John Czupak, President & CEO, ThreatQuotient

On this episode of Bootstrapped, we interviewed UMD alumnus and serial entrepreneur John Czupak, the President and CEO of ThreatQuotient. Before ThreatQuotient, John worked at Sourcefire in a variety of roles from 2002 to 2013, until he ultimately engineered a $2.7 billion acquisition with Cisco, the 3rd largest pure play cybersecurity acquisition ever. In this episode, John discusses the approach, mindset and key factors that cybersecurity startups must implement to be successful in a competitive environment.


The Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship produces Bootstrapped, a podcast featuring founders, investors and serial entrepreneurs. While the podcast covers many aspects of startup life, the heart of the show focuses on funding from both the founder and investor perspectives, thus the name Bootstrapped.