KnightSwan Acquisition Corp.

General Information

KnightSwan, founded by Brandee Daly and Teresa Carlson, is an industry disruptor and catalyst for new and emerging technologies focused on accelerating innovation in cyber, cloud, and mission intelligence, a field focused on the collection, analysis, and delivery of foreign intelligence and counterintelligence information for the purposes of improving decision-making. Through this platform, KnightSwan intends to invest in a company that provides technologically differentiated products and solutions to the commercial and government markets.

KnightSwan believes that it has the chance to seize a timely and significant market opportunity. The U.S. government continues to make large investments in cyber, cloud, and mission intelligence solutions, considering them critical to managing national security as well as integral to driving innovation and advancing technology. Our objective is to leverage the experience that our seasoned KnightSwan team has in leading and growing technology-focused organizations in both the public and private markets to effect an initial business combination that delivers value to our stockholders.

The KnightSwan team is comprised of Brandee Daly, our CEO; Teresa Carlson, our non-executive chair of the board of directors, and Matthew McElroy, our CFO. Brandee Daly and Teresa Carlson are managing members of our sponsor, KnightSwan Sponsor LLC, a Delaware incorporated limited liability company.

Brandee Daly, the CEO of KnightSwan, is one of the leading women technology experts in government and business. She has led an impressive 25-year career spanning roles at Amazon, Oracle, Microsoft, IBM, and the CIA. In 2021, Daly was named one of the “Top 20 Cloud Execs to Watch in 2021” by WashingtonExec.

Teresa Carlson, the non-executive chair of KnightSwan’s board of directors, is the president and chief growth officer at Splunk Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLK) (“Splunk”). Ms. Carlson leads efforts to align and drive Splunk’s ongoing business transformations and go-to-market segments. Before Splunk, Ms. Carlson spent a decade at Amazon, successfully launching Amazon’s Worldwide Public Sector and Industries Division for AWS. During her tenure, Ms. Carlson grew the Public Sector Division from its inception and pioneered the U.S. Government’s technological shift to the cloud. Ms. Carlson was named as one of the 39 most important people in the cloud by Insider.

(Note: KnightSwan Acquisition Corp. priced its SPAC IPO on Jan. 20, 2022, in sync with the terms in its prospectus: 20 million units at $10 each to raise $200 million.) 



Employees: 0
Founded: 2021
Contact Information
Address 99 Wall Street Suite 460 New York, NY 10005
Phone Number (571) 420-2333
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View Prospectus: KnightSwan Acquisition Corp.
Financial Information
Market Cap $250.0mil
Revenues $0 mil (last 12 months)
Net Income $0 mil (last 12 months)
IPO Profile
Symbol KNSW.U
Exchange NYSE
Shares (millions): 20.0
Price range $10.00 - $10.00
Est. $ Volume $200.0 mil
Manager / Joint Managers RBC Capital Markets
CO-Managers -
Expected To Trade: 1/21/2022
Status: Priced
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