Our mission is to find and grow
the security technologies
of the future

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— WHAT WE DO

CyLon exists to support the startups and entrepreneurs building the secure foundations of our future digital economy.

We do this through three core initiatives.

CyLon Scale finds and grows leading global startups from around the world

CyLon Spark stimulates the creation of new cyber startups and the development of cyber skills

CyLon Go provides opportunities for people from underrepresented backgrounds to pursue a cyber career

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We have helped scale over 100 companies to date, now collectively valued at over £500m

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We have supported more than 200 entrepreneurs through our early-stage CyLon Spark programmes

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We have built a global community across Europe, the US and APAC, welcoming founders from 35 different countries

— WHY?

Security is the enabling layer for innovation. From autonomous driving to digital healthcare, the technologies of the future will not reach their full potential without secure digital foundations.

Cyber threats to this future digital economy evolve fast, and so defenders must too. We believe that these breakthrough security technologies will be created by nimble innovators.

CyLon was founded to give these innovators, startups and entrepreneurs the platform they need to succeed in a uniquely challenging industry.

About Us

WHAT OUR COMPANIES SAY

Participating in CyLon was one of the best decisions our company has ever made.

CyLon has brought us customer intros, investor connections and helped raise our profile significantly since joining the programme in 2016.

If you’re a cyber security startup, there’s simply no better place to be.

- Tim Sadler, Founder & CEO

WHAT OUR COMPANIES SAY

Through CyLon’s extensive network, we were able to build an impressive black book of contacts that has been instrumental in our development as a company, including helping us secure our first major customer, BAE Systems.

The CyLon programme is a tried and tested platform that helps cyber startups validate the market, and meet early adopters and investors.

- James Hadley, Founder & CEO

WHAT OUR COMPANIES SAY

We joined the programme in 2017 as a two-person, concept-stage company, and right from the start CyLon helped us navigate a maze of complex decisions, enabling us to push past early-stage challenges and focus on growing the business.

The programme provided us with the advice, support and feedback we needed to refine our product, as well as introductions to a diverse network of contacts, including our critical first customer.

We’re hugely proud to be part of the CyLon community and would recommend the programme to any cyber startup trying to build an awesome business.

- Harry Keen, Founder & CEO

WHAT OUR COMPANIES SAY

Thanks to its laser focus on cyber security, CyLon has supported VChain with the best contacts in the industry. This included some of our critically important first clients.

You simply wouldn’t get such deep links in niche from a general tech accelerator.

- Irra Ariella Khi, Founder & CEO

WHAT OUR COMPANIES SAY

As well as the great feedback and support we’ve received from CyLon and its network, the introductions to partners and customers have also been valuable. It’s amazing the growth Senseon has seen during the programme.

If you’re a cyber startup, apply to CyLon. Your ambitions will be met with practical support to see you on your way to success.

- David Atkinson, Founder & CEO

WHAT OUR COMPANIES SAY

I benefited enormously from the access CyLon gave me to senior industry people. Hearing feedback on my product from heads of security at large firms gave me huge confidence in what I am building and has helped me refine my value proposition. Having the opportunity to pitch to so many influential people has been crucial in getting to where I am now.

CyLon really does help you accelerate: when I started the CyLon programme I was a single founder. By the end of it, I’d closed my angel investment round, built out my team and won PoC customers.

- Haydn Brooks, Founder & CEO

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