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Justin Beals

Justin Beals
Justin is the Co-Founder & CEO of Strike Graph, a security compliance company, which he incubated at Madrona Venture Labs in early 2020. As a serial entrepreneur with expertise in AI, cybersecurity and governance, he started Strike Graph to eliminate the confusion related to cybersecurity audit and certification processes. He likes making arcane cybersecurity standards plain and simple to achieve. As the CEO, Justin organizes strategic innovations at the crossroads of cybersecurity and compliance and focuses on helping customers get outsized value from Strike Graph. He also sets a foundational culture of employee growth. Based in Seattle, he previously served as the CTO of NextStep and Koru, which won the 2018 Most Impactful Startup award from Wharton People Analytics. Justin is a board member for the Ada Developers Academy. He is the creator of the Training, Tracking & Placement System US Patent and the author of “Aligning curriculum and evidencing learning effectiveness using semantic mapping of learning assets,” which was published in the International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning (iJet). Justin earned a BA in English and Theater from Fort Lewis College.

Announcing Our Series A!

I co-founded Strike Graph with Brian Bero in the Spring of 2020. We saw the need for a simpler, customer-centric security compliance solution that...

Announcing Strike Graph v1.1: System Description & Enhanced SOC 2 Dashboard 2

Strike Graph is excited to announce the release of v1.1 of This release contains a new major feature: the System...

Security Theater:  Not another policy!

It’s such a common theme. You need to establish a cyber security program so that you can get your SOC 2 certification and the first thing that an...

Strike Graph Launches With $3.9 Million in Funding to Automate Security Audits

SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Strike Graph, a compliance automation startup, today announces its launch and seed funding of $3.9 million, led by Madrona...

Valid8 Financial earns their SOC 2 with Strike Graph

Chris McCall the CEO of Valid8 Financial was pushing hard to get his SaaS platform adopted by a Fortune 100 customer. Valid8 is an innovative...

Welcome to Strike Graph

While CTO at a prior startup we had developed an amazing new AI product. Our product was an exciting innovation in the ability for companies to...

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