BrightMail

Congratulations to Sunil Paul and the team at BrightMail. They announced a deal yesterday to sell the leading anti-spam filtering company to Symantec for $370 million in cash.

Jerry and I were early angel investors in BrightMail back when Sunil started the company. Spam filtering seemed like a nice idea but we wondered if it was ever going to be a big business. Thanks the the spammers, it has become a huge business.

Sunil was right and his bet has paid off nicely.