John Hering co-founded Lookout, a leading global cybersecurity company, while attending the University of Southern California (USC). Lookout protects over 175 million devices globally and works with many of the largest organizations in the world including the US Department of Defense and the New Zealand Defense Force. Lookout is backed by over $400M in venture capital from investors including Andreessen Horowitz, Blackrock, TRowe Price, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, and Qualcomm. Lookout is a member of the World Economic Forum as a Technology Pioneer. Mr. Hering served as the company’s Chief Executive Officer until March 2014, and he currently serves as a Co-Founder and Executive Director.
Top publications have recognized John as an industry leader and innovator. BusinessWeek named John a Best Young Tech Entrepreneur, Fortune named him a Smartest Person in Tech, the editors of MIT Tech Review dubbed John a 35 Under 35 entrepreneur and Fortune Magazine included John on its list of 40 Under 40 entrepreneurs.
Mr. Hering now focuses his time as a technology investor at Vy Capital, a global technology investment company with over $1B in assets under management. Vy invests in pioneering technology companies on behalf of primarily non-profit institutions and endowments.
John studied Public Policy, Planning, and Development at the University of Southern California.