Tegumen Introduces Industry-First Venture Integrity Program for Startups and Venture Capital Firms

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Risk specialist Tegumen announces the launch of a specialized solution designed to enhance risk management and brand protection efforts of fast-growing startups.

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Tegumen’s Venture Integrity program is a holistic security and risk mitigation support module for US-based ventures. This proprietary advisory service is designed to provide independent, external guidance, enhanced accountability and resilience to start-up organizations, and increase investors’ confidence.

The offering extends to relevant risk domains such as information and physical security, compliance, threat & crisis management, due diligence and workplace culture. With a combination of embedded resources and independent oversight, the program affords startups and VC firms with risk intelligence analysis & mitigation competencies, solutions, and leadership support services which are often unavailable or ignored in early-stage or fast-growing ventures.

Filippo Marino, Tegumen founder and managing partner, notes: “High risk tolerance is an inextricable characteristic of the startup and venture capital culture, but it is no rationale for ignoring conduct or vulnerabilities that clearly place investments, plans or reputation in jeopardy. It is not only possible but also quite affordable to insulate early-stage organizations from costly security missteps or emerging operational and organizational threats, and it is more effective to do so in a preventive and organic fashion.”

Recent incidents involving some of the most successful VC-backed brands highlight the heavy toll of startup cultures where risk mitigation competency and practices beyond those in the finance and technology domains are often but an afterthought. Startups need not replicate massive, legacy-based physical security or compliance programs to match those of multinational organizations, and the Venture Integrity program provides a cost-effective solution.

Tegumen leverages and adapts decades of know-how and experience in developing corporate security, intelligence, crisis management and brand protection efforts for Fortune 500 companies into practical, cost-effective solutions that both fit a startup culture and operating environment, while adding risk mitigation maturity, safeguards, and investor protection. By adopting a cross-functional risk intelligence fusion model, and blending embedded resources with independent oversight, Tegumen's Venture Integrity program minimizes cost & culture barriers to adoption, fueling resilient and risk-savvy work cultures.

Tegumen is a risk advisory firm providing bespoke risk intelligence and protective security insights and resources to some of the world's most valuable brands. For additional information about the Venture Integrity visit Tegumen.com.

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