Cylance is AI cybersecurity: Next Gen Antivirus and EDR. Three months ago, as far as the average employee knew, we were a hot, well-funded, late stage startup with dreams of going public—an idea not discouraged in All Hands, ever.
All true until November 16, 2018. There was a Business Wire post with a rumor, initially denied in a last-minute All Hands. And a week later, another All Hands to announce that yes, the rumor was true: Blackberry acquiring Cylance for $1.4B.
Anyone have any opinions on BB? Anyone have advice on who stays and who goes post-closing? Is the classification of General and Administrative (GNA) mean I'm certain to be laidoff? Anyone from BB want to spill some beans?
- Cylance has a good product. The AI is real. And yes, Blackberry is pivoting to security software only. The red flags are mainly just never getting a straight answer from anyone above me during this transition. It’s all “nothing will change” “keep doing what you’re doing” but my intuition says otherwise.