CyLon Scale - Investor and advisor programme

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  • United Kingdom

Overview

CyLon was founded to support the security technologies of the future. We believe that security is the enabling layer for innovation. From autonomous driving to digital healthcare and smart energy systems, no future technology will reach its full potential without secure foundations.

Details

Our mission is to find and grow the security technologies of the future. CyLon exists to support the startups and entrepreneurs building the secure foundations of our future digital economy.

CyLon Scale has evolved from and replaced the CyLon accelerator programme which we ran from 2015-2020.

It builds on what we learned, offering the elements our best founders found most valuable, but in an ad hoc, not programmatic format. This allows us to provide you with the best possible platform of support, while removing any disruption to the day-to-day running of your business.

Think of us and our network as the optimal blend of investor and advisor.

Overview

  • CyLon Scale invests in and supports the most promising early-stage global security startups.

  • We invest up to £150,000 and offer you a platform to take your startup to the next level, from introductions to customers & top investors to advice from CISOs of globally leading companies.
  • We aren’t limited by geography, and want to hear from teams all over the world.

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.

HOW IT WORKS

  1. Apply for investment of up to £150,000 - Complete our application form to give us some details about your business, your team and your potential.
  2. Gain access to the CyLon Scale platform - If we invest, we aim to be the best possible partner for you as you scale your business.
    We will work with you to understand your challenges and priorities, and identify how CyLon and our network can best support your growth.
  3. The sky is the limit - As your company scales beyond its Series A, we will continue to support you however we can.
    Companies in which we invest will always be a part of our CyLon network and community.

OUR IMPACT

CyLon Scale has evolved from and replaced the CyLon accelerator programme which we ran from 2015-2020, accelerating over 100 companies to a portfolio value of over £600m.

CyLon Scale builds on everything we have learned. It focuses on the elements that our best Founders valued the most, while removing any disruption to the day-to-day running of your business.

CyLon alumni have gone on to raise investment from leading investors including Sequoia, Goldman Sachs, LocalGlobe and many others, and to win customers across global Enterprise.

Opportunity is About:


Eligibility

Candidates should be from:

Description of Ideal Candidate:

WHAT WE LOOK FOR

Sector

  • Do you help organisations and people to live and work more securely? Then you’re in our sector.

Stage

  • We are best placed to support pre-seed and seed stage companies who are intending to raise a Series A within the next two years.
  • If your solution isn’t in the market yet but you have great team credentials or think you have a unique piece of IP, we would still love to hear from you.

Location

  • We aren’t limited by geography, and want to hear from teams all over the world.
  • We are proud to have worked with entrepreneurs from across the world, from Singapore & Seoul to San Francisco & Sydney.

Dates:

Deadline: As soon as possible


Cost/funding for participants:

OW WE HELP YOU

  • Investment of up to £150,000 - We invest up to £150,000 through a founder-friendly structure
  • Win Customers - We facilitate introductions to potential customers across both the private and public sectors
  • Meet Investors - We help you connect to a wide range of potential future investors, from other angels to VCs & corporates
  • World-class mentoring & advice - Our community of security industry experts will help you build your business, supporting you on topics from sales and pricing to team-building and product development.
  • Networking - Dinners and private networking events with leading members of the security community, and access to our own community of over 200 security entrepreneurs from around the world.
  • Expand internationally - We have operated in three continents and supported founders from 35+ countries. Our global network is uniquely placed to support market access.
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