RIDGELAND, MS -- EdgeTheory, LLC, has announced that William P. Crowell, noted venture capitalist and former Deputy Director of the National Security Agency, has joined the company as an advisor. Mr. Crowell brings extensive expertise in technology and national security to the company, which develops innovative narrative analysis software for the public and private sectors.
Mr. Crowell is currently a Partner at Alsop Louie Partners, a San Francisco-based venture capital firm, and has served in senior executive positions for a number of successful technology companies, mainly in the information security industry. He served as Deputy Director of the NSA from 1994 to 1997, during which time he was the highest-ranking civilian in the agency. Crowell also served as Chairman of the Director of National Intelligence Senior Advisory Group from 2007–2014.
"We're very excited to welcome Bill to our team," said EdgeTheory CEO Joe Stradinger. "His knowledge and experience in the industries where we're focused, combined with his insights into how tech startups can grow and succeed in markets that change so quickly, will be invaluable to us as we expand this company and its offerings."
Ridgeland-based EdgeTheory develops artificial intelligence-based software applications and supporting technology to help businesses and government agencies analyze and assess global narrative dynamics. Its products are in use by private-sector companies in such diverse industries as data security and trans-national banking, as well as Department of Defense Joint and Service Cyber organizations, combatant commands, and other organizations, to assist in the monitoring and analysis of foreign propaganda and malign influence operations directed at the United States, its allies, and their interests around the world.
"In an age where the sources of propaganda, misinformation and disinformation are so voluminous, it is essential that we have tools and technologies like EdgeTheory’s to better understand how adversaries are promoting their interests at our expense. I am thrilled to become a part of EdgeTheory’s efforts to further develop their solutions for this important market need," Crowell said.
For more about EdgeTheory, its people, technology, and products, visit the company's website at https://edgetheory.com