Two Bear Capital, a Whitefish, Montana-based venture capital firm investing in companies in biotechnology, bioinformatics, healthcare IT, machine learning and AI, and information security, announced the appointment of two key executives, both of which are a part of the venture capital firm’s expansion of its Silicon Valley office and operation nationwide.
Cris Neckar, a seasoned veteran of the information security industry, joined Two Bear Capital as a Venture Partner and is focused on opportunities related to information security and machine learning and AI. His work includes both vetting new investments and supporting companies within the portfolio.
Neckar has over 17 years of experience in software engineering, penetration testing and digital forensics. Cris has held leadership roles at a variety of start-ups including co-founding Divergent Security, a top-tier offensive security assessment service provider. Neckar was one of the original members of Google’s Chrome Security Team, managing the security of the Chrome web browser and developing state-of-the-art advancements in software security and end-user defense. Cris led the Application Security practice for Neohapsis. Neckar discovered, and responsibly disclosed, critical vulnerabilities in software infrastructure ranging from Microsoft Windows to Cisco Webex, and has been instrumental in the investigations of both high-profile data breaches and nation-state intelligence campaigns.
KC Cramer has assumed the role of Vice President of Human Resources. Cramer is responsible for ensuring that Two Bear Capital has the human resources and expertise in place to scale alongside the opportunities the firm is facilitating in the marketplace through its investments in innovative startups.
KC Cramer has over 25 years of experience partnering with executives to build strategic teams in fast-paced and quickly growing organizations. Cramer is skilled in building scalable processes to support company goals while cultivating an outstanding culture and employee experience. Most recently, Cramer served as the Vice President of People at Flare, a software platform company for attorneys. Prior to this role, she was the Vice President of People at Puls, which was named as Forbes’ America’s Best Startup Employers 2020, Globes’ Most Promising Start-Up 2018 and LinkedIn’s Top Startups 2018. During her career, she also held positions at Sightglass, Humble Bundle, SysIQ, Metabiota and GT Nexus.
Founded in 2019 by Mike Goguen, Two Bear Capital is a venture capital firm that invests in entrepreneurs who have breakthrough ideas. The firm primarily focuses on early founder-led companies with disruptive innovations in biotechnology, bioinformatics, healthcare IT, machine learning and AI, and information security.
Two Bear Capital has offices in Menlo Park, San Diego, Boston and New York, with its home base in Whitefish, Montana.