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University of Southern California (USC)

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Founder and Executive Chairman
Investor / Advisor
Investor / Advisor

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John Hering

John is CEO and co-founder of Lookout, responsible for driving the company’s vision, strategy and growth worldwide. He is an entrepreneur with a vision of creating a more secure world in the post-PC era. In five short years John has grown Lookout’s user-base to more than 40 million worldwide and built a platform for providing protection across networks and devices. In 2012, Lookout was named a 2013 Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum in recognition for its contributions to the global security community. Top publications have recognized John as an industry leader and innovator.

BusinessWeek named John a Best Young Tech Entrepreneur in 2010, Fortune named him a Smartest Person in Tech 2011, more recently, the editors of MIT Tech Review dubbed John a “35 under 35” entrepreneurs and Fortune Magazine included John on its lists of 2012 “40 under 40” entrepreneurs. John is a frequent presenter at mobile and tech industry at events including: RSA, CTIA, Black Hat Technical Security Conference, DEFCON, Fortune Brainstorm. Additionally, John is an angel investor in multiple Silicon Valley startups.

Recent Milestones


Company Date Round Size Participants
CardSpring 5/2011Seed6
CatchFree 1/2011Series A$5.5M6
Goodreads 12/2009Series A$2M2



  1. Webb Investment Network Source [edit]
  2. techcrunch.com [edit]
  3. Goodreads Ups Funding To $2M (socaltech.com) [edit]
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