CyLon (Cyber London) is Europe’s first cyber-security accelerator, headquartered in London.
From defence to retail, telecoms to financial services, digital industries to health services, safeguarding information through rigorous and scalable cyber-security has become central to a successful economy.
CyLon will help early-stage businesses develop outstanding information security technology products and services.
- Build on the UK’s strong heritage in defence and security technology to help entrepreneurs build products and services with applications across the economy;
- Draw upon expertise from key Government agencies, successful cyber entrepreneurs, academic experts and leaders of businesses that depend on cyber-security to succeed;
- Serve as a crucial bridge between the public and private sector, and link to London where corporate clients and partners are based.
Applications are currently closed.
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Alex van Someren
Amadeus Capital Partners
Alex is Managing Partner of the Early Stage Funds at Amadeus, with a current investment focus on Cyber-Security, and is currently a member of the Royal Society CyberSecurity Research Steering Group.
In 1996 Alex co-founded nCipher with venture capital backing to develop internet security products using advanced cryptography. The company became a world leader in IT security, counting major banks, finance companies and governments among its customers. He subsequently raised a total of £14 million in venture capital funding before he led the company to a listing on the London Stock Exchange in 2000 at a £350 million valuation. nCipher plc was sold to Thales SA in 2008
Grace Cassy & Jonathan Luff
Epsilon Advisory Partners
Epsilon advises clients operating at the intersection of government, enterprise, technology and society.
Through their global network, Epsilon helps clients to grow their businesses and expand internationally through innovative commercial, intellectual and social partnerships.
The senior team has experience at the highest level of government and business, in the UK, US, Europe and internationally.
Jon is the Managing Director of TechStars in London.
Since launching Europe’s first bootcamp accelerator in 2009 – The Difference Engine – Jon helped to launch Springboard in Cambridge and London, and co-founded Ignite in Newcastle. He has worked in London, throughout Europe, Australia and also the United States.
Eileen Burbidge is Partner at Passion Capital, the leading early-stage VC firm in London. Eileen brings extensive operational experience to her investment activities gleaned from business and product development roles at Yahoo!, Skype, PalmSource, Openwave, Sun, Apple and elsewhere.
Eileen holds a Computer Science degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Founded in 2011, Ignite is the UK’s top pre-seed accelerator programme, with operations in Newcastle and London, and partnerships across Europe and the US.