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Igor Djuricic

May 1, 2019

Tech Nation’s national cyber security growth programme revealed

Tech Nation's initiative is designed to spur the UK’s cyber sector, accelerate the growth of its top companies and build a strong, cross-industry network Tech Nation’s national cyber security growth programme revealed image

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).
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).

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

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