Dug Song of Duo Security talks with Carla Harris about the company’s sale to Cisco and his evolution as an entrepreneur.
This season on the Access & Opportunity podcast we’re speaking with entrepreneurs who have successfully scaled and sold their companies with a particular focus on the exit. This episode we are excited to talk to Dug Song, the cofounder of Duo Security.
While working for several other companies in the oughts, Dug noticed that the existing computer security firms were focusing on profits over customers. He set out to fix that with Duo Security. In seven years, the Michigan-based company grew to over 700 employees by staying true to their mission of building easy, effective, trustworthy, and enduring products before being acquired by Cisco for a reported $2.35 billion.
In this episode we talk with Dug about how he ended up working in tech security, the importance of finding leaders to learn from, and why he eventually sold his company. Along the way we’ll hear about his passion for skateboarding, discover the one question he asks every new hire, and discuss how entrepreneurs can operate from a position of power when taking on investors.
Come and join us for the ride.