Taher Elgamal

Taher Elgamal


Taher is a Partner at Evolution Equity Partners and works closely with executive teams of portfolio companies, as well as sources and evaluates new investments.

Taher brings over four decades of entrepreneurial, operational and investment experience to his role and is a member of the firm’s investment committee.

Prior to joining Evolution full-time, Taher served as the Chief Technology Officer, Security at Salesforce.com for ten years and as a Venture Partner at Evolution for almost five years. Taher is a recipient of the RSA Conference 2009 Lifetime Achievement Award, and he is recognized as the “father of SSL,” the Internet security standard Secure Sockets Layer. Taher has been issued several patents in online security, payments and data compression. Taher founded many companies, including NokNok Labs, InfoSec Global, and Securify. He previously was the director of engineering at RSA Security Inc. Prior to that, Taher served as Chief Scientist at Netscape Communications from 1995 to 1998 where he was a driving force behind SSL. Taher has held numerous executive roles at technology and security companies, including Chief Security Officer of Axway, Inc. and Chief Technology Officer of Tumbleweed Communications.

Taher graduated from Cairo University and received his Masters and Doctorate degrees in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University.