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Bugcrowd Expands Advisory Board with the Appointment of Prabhath Karanth

Longtime Silicon Valley Executive and Investor to Advise Crowdsourced Cybersecurity Leader on Growth Strategy Initiatives

 SAN FRANCISCO– February 22 2022— Bugcrowd, the leader in crowdsourced cybersecurity, today announced the appointment of Prabhath Karanth (PK) to the company’s Advisory Board. Karanth brings a broad set of operational, technical, and business expertise to support Bugcrowd’s growth initiatives and product expansion. 

Karanth is Head of Security & Trust for Navan, the all-in-one mobile-first travel, corporate card, and expense management super app, where his core mission is to ensure Navan meets its security & privacy obligations to its customers, investors, regulators and employees. He oversees Product & Platform Security, Detection & Response, GRC, Enterprise Sec and Security Architecture & Engineering. 

“I am truly excited to join Bugcrowd’s Advisory Board, which has driven innovation across the security industry with its pioneering model for a crowdsourced security platform,” Karanth said. “I see only tremendous growth potential for Bugcrowd, and I look forward to supporting management’s efforts to continue scaling business operations and further accelerate product and go-to-market strategies.” 

Karanth serves as a CXO Advisory Board Member for venture capital firms such as Glilot Capital Partners, Hetz ventures and GTM capital. Karanth also serves as a Strategic Board Advisor for cutting edge security startups such as and Mesh Security and advises several startup up CEO’s on product innovation and business strategy. Previously, he held several security leadership roles at Adobe for 9+ years where his organization drove several initiatives to level up security as Adobe reinvented itself in the cloud, growing from a $30B to $300B business. 

“PK brings a wealth of industry experience and an entrepreneurial mindset to Bugcrowd’s Advisory Board,” said Dave Gerry, Chief Executive Officer of Bugcrowd. “As a longtime Bugcrowd customer, he excels at helping Bugcrowd continue to prioritize the needs of the customer to eliminate the friction caused by security tools and processes.”

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About Bugcrowd

Bugcrowd is the leading provider of crowdsourced cybersecurity solutions purpose-built to secure the digitally connected world. Today’s enterprise demands an offensive approach to cybersecurity—and Bugcrowd offers the only solution that orchestrates data, technology, and human intelligence to expose blind spots. The Bugcrowd Security Knowledge Platform™ enables businesses to do everything proactively possible to protect their organization, reputation and customers with products like Bug Bounty, Penetration Testing-as-a-Service, and more. Trusted by organizations across the globe, Bugcrowd uncovers and remediates vulnerabilities before they interrupt business by leveraging expert ingenuity and the knowledge of world-class security researchers. Based in San Francisco, Bugcrowd is backed by Blackbird Ventures, Costanoa Ventures, Industry Ventures, Paladin Capital Group, Rally Ventures, Salesforce Ventures and Triangle Peak Partners. Learn more at


Allison Arvanitis
Lumina Communications for Bugcrowd