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Swimlane is a leader in cloud-scale, low-code security orchestration, automation and response, fortifying organizational security posture while saving both time and money.

Leading platform for low-code security orchestration, automation and response

Swimlane is a leader in cloud-scale, low-code security orchestration, automation and response. The software platform unifies security operations in-and-beyond the Security Operations Center into a single system of record that helps organizations quantify business value, overcome process and data fatigue, and combat chronic staffing shortages. Swimlane’s purpose-built automation engine enhances security preparedness and threat response while saving organizations both time and money, and the Swimlane Turbine platform combines human and machine data into actionable intelligence for security leaders.

Hardening our critical infrastructure is a key pillar of the energy transition and industrial transformation. Security Operations Centers (SOCs) are the first responders for any enterprise organization dealing with tens-of-thousands of threat alerts from hundreds of disparate security applications every day – quite an overwhelming task that is getting more complex and complicated each day. Swimlane provides these front-line responders with a modern digital platform to help automate and orchestrate responses to real-time threats to maximize incident response capabilities and minimize risk to the organization.


Denver, CO
Focus Area
Digital Industry
Activate Team

Raj Atluru

Managing Partner

Raj has been investing at the intersection of technology and energy, transportation and industrial systems for 25 years and has had the honor of working with many of the early pioneers in these markets. Raj has founded three private investment firms focused on sustainability over the previous three decades.

Prior to co-founding Activate, Raj was a Founder of Silver Lake Kraftwerk, a private equity fund focused on the energy and resource sectors. From 2000 to 2011, Raj was a Managing Director at Draper Fisher Jurvetson (DFJ), where he founded the firm’s cleantech and India investment practices. DFJ was an early investor in companies that created entirely new markets with visionary founders – Baidu, Skype, Tesla, SpaceX, Solar City, EnerNOC, Box, Athena Healthcare, Redfin and Ping Identity. In 2005, Raj co-founded DFJ Element with Activate co-founder David Lincoln – the leading dedicated cleantech firm of its vintage. Raj has served on over 25 public, private and nonprofit boards including SolarCity (SCTY), Ping Identity (PING), EnerNOC (ENOC), Parnassus Funds and current investments Generate Capital, Voltus, Flexe, Altana AI, Nozomi, Swimlane, Ridecell and Omnidian.

Raj holds BS and MS degrees in Environmental Engineering and an MBA from Stanford University, where he began his lifelong passion for renewable energy systems. He was previously a Sandia National Labs research associate, an Aspen Fellow, and founder of an educational non profit, The Spotlight Foundation. In his free time, Raj enjoys skiing the steeps, hiking and cooking for his family in San Francisco.


Eric Meyer


Eric is a Principal at Activate, where he focuses on deal sourcing, due diligence, execution and supporting portfolio companies post-investment. He is a Board Observer at portfolio companies Voltus, Omnidian, PosiGen, Fictiv, Parsable and Element Analytics.

Prior to joining Activate, Eric was an Associate at ValueAct Capital, an activist hedge fund, where he covered investment ideas spanning several sectors including energy and industrials. Eric began his career as a business analyst at McKinsey & Company in their Silicon Valley office.

Eric holds a degree in Chemistry from Yale University and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania where he graduated as a Palmer Scholar. In his free time, Eric enjoys the combination of fresh air and healthy middle-aged competition by playing soccer and golfing during the summer and skiing in the winter.


Evan Friedman

Senior Associate

Evan is a Senior Associate on the Activate team, where he supports all parts of the investment process.

Prior to joining Activate, Evan was an Equity Research Analyst at Barclays in New York City, where he published research on emergent energy transition technologies and public companies across the Power & Utilities sector. Evan also has experience working with music and healthtech startups through the Nashville Entrepreneur Center.

Evan holds degrees in Economics and Human & Organizational Development, with honors, from Vanderbilt University. In his free time, Evan enjoys scuba diving, wildlife photography, cooking and watching nature documentaries.

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security events triaged per day for energy/utility customers who operate critical infrastructure

90 %

decrease in security response time