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CyLon Hits a Cyber Startup Century

CyLon, the cybersecurity accelerator which finds, grows and invests in the world’s best emerging cyber businesses, reveals the nine cyber companies participating in its tenth London accelerator programme.

The participating teams join from Turkey, Switzerland, Israel, the US and the UK. They are:

  • Astroscreen analyses user profiles and social media posting patterns using machine learning to identify troll farms and bots en masse that consistently spread misinformation or ‘fake news’. Astroscreen is then able to notify the owners of social media platforms and other stakeholders that coordinated actors are attempting to influence the conversation.

  • 418Sec monitors open source dependencies in code to ensure any vulnerabilities are reported and eventually patched as quickly as possible.

  • YEO is a confidential communications platform secured through an encrypted private channel. Messages and content are encrypted at the point of creation and only decrypted while the facial recognition on the recipient’s device continually authenticates the user.

  • SIRP helps organisations manage risk-driven security operations with incident management, threat intelligence, vulnerability management and risk management closely integrated together.

  • OneClick is a cloud platform with all the necessary components for application provisioning, including extensive security measures. Applications and data can be delivered to any device, at any time, to the right location and in the right format via encrypted streaming

  • Salvador Tech provides technology to help organisations recover from cyber attacks as fast as possible by instantly restoring networks

  • eXate provides data access controls to ensure that sensitive data attributes are only viewed by the right people, at the right time and in the right location, in accordance with data privacy regulation. 

  • Safetech uses cutting edge machine learning to protect critical infrastructure and industrial networks by deflecting cyberattacks into honeypots.

  • Alterant provides a platform for licensing, deploying and managing capabilities to markets such as smart cities, telecoms, finance, autonomous vehicles, emergency services and defense.

This cohort brings the number of companies CyLon has accelerated to 102 globally. CyLon’s portfolio of international companies is now valued at more than £400m. CyLon alumni have created more than 350 new jobs and have raised over £120m of follow-on funding since graduating from the programme. Most recently, CyLon alum Tessian raised a $42m Series B investment round led by Sequoia Capital.

The latest group of startups will join CyLon for three months and receive an intensive programme of workshops delivered by industry specialists and experienced entrepreneurs, as well as connections to CyLon’s unrivalled community of buyers, investors and advisors across EMEA and the U.S.

At the end of the programme, the companies will present their businesses to prospective customers, investors and partners at an in-house Demo Day.

Previous cohort companies to have completed the CyLon programme and gone on to successfully raise funds include Ripjar, Hazy, Tessian, Senseon and Immersive Labs.


  • Editorial Director of the The Fintech Times

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