Tech Nation, the UK network for digital tech entrepreneurs, has revealed the 20 fast-growth cyber security scaleups in the UK accepted onto their first national cyber security growth programme.
The six-month programme, funded by the UK Government and supported by global cyber security market-leaders Tessian, Digital Shadows, Darktrace and CensorNet, is aimed at helping to accelerate the growth of the UK’s most promising cyber security firms.
“In recent years the success for a handful of UK Cyber Security innovators is more than could be imagined,” said Ollie Bone, Cyber Programme Lead at Tech Nation. “They have enhanced the nation’s reputation for producing world-class technology, while also helping to pave the way for many more startups hoping to follow suit.
“Concurrently the market for cyber security is continuing to grow at a rapid pace and this conspires to make our cohort of scaleups exciting ones to watch.”
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Following the call for applications in February, the successful cohort was chosen by a panel of expert judges from the public and private sector. The judges assessed applicants against their growth record to date, current scaling plans and expertise, and long-term business potential (both nationally and internationally).
Of the 20 businesses joining the programme, 45% are based outside of London, with cohort headquarters located in nine different cities across the UK (Reading, Belfast, Cheltenham, London, Glasgow, Bristol, Cardiff, Caerphilly and Brighton & Hove).
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The cohort will access a series of workshops led by industry leaders such as Darktrace, Deep3 and Digital Shadows — kicking off at the Farncombe Estate in the Cotswolds on 2nd/3rd May.
The members of the new cohort are:
- Corax | London
- White Bullet Solutions | London
- Awen Collective | Caerphilly
- Fortium | Cardiff
- DynaRisk | London
- iProov | London
- Alliantist T/A ISMS.online | Brighton and Hove
- Assuria | Reading
- LuJam Security | Bristol
- CybSafe | London
- Red Sift | London
- Keepnet Labs | London
- Novastone | London
- Quant Network | London
- SE Labs | London
- XQ Cyber | Cheltenham
- Crypta Labs | London
- My1Login | Glasgow
- RepKnight | Belfast
- SaltDNA | Belfast