Gur Talpaz is the VP of Corporate Development at CrowdStrike, the leader in cloud-delivered protection of endpoints, cloud workloads, identity and data. He leads the strategy for global M&A as well as the Falcon Fund, the corporate venture capital arm of the organization. The fund is a $120 million investment vehicle in partnership with Accel focused on cross-stage private investments within cybersecurity and relevant adjacent markets. CrowdStrike’s Falcon Fund has made investments in companies including Corelight, Cribl, JumpCloud and Tines in 2021 and broadens CrowdStrike’s ecosystem of meaningful technology partnerships, including new vendors for the CrowdStrike Store. Prior to this role, Gur was the Managing Director at Stifel Financial Corp. in the Technology group, where he covered Applications & Security Software. Gur began his career at Thomas Weisel Partners and got his start covering Applications & Communications Software. Gur received a BA in Economics from the University of Chicago, where he graduated with honors.