Frank Y. Wang


I am currently an investor at Dell Technologies Capital focused on early-stage security and enterprise infrastructure investments. If you are working on a cool startup in this space, please email me!

You can also follow my thoughts on tech and research as a enterprise/security VC and recovering academic through my weekly newsletter, Frankly Speaking.

This website is from an old life where I did academia for a living. However, I still write about cool technical ideas and occasionally publish papers. To keep up with what’s happening in my life, you can also follow me on Medium and Twitter.

I received my PhD from MIT focused on security and cryptography. I was in the PDOS group, advised by Nickolai Zeldovich and James Mickens. Some of my other close collaborators were Vinod Vaikuntanathan, Shafi Goldwasser, and Matei Zaharia. Before MIT, I received my B.S. in computer science from Stanford, advised by Dan Boneh.

During my PhD, to bridge the gap between academia and industry, I co-founded Cybersecurity Factory with Jean Yang, a summer program for early stage cybersecurity startups. I also hung out with people from Rough Draft Ventures.