CyLon is a world-leading cyber security accelerator.
Founded by leading security, investment and policy experts, CyLon offers entrepreneurs the platform they need to build and grow a successful cyber security company.
Our three-month programme offers a uniquely tailored professional curriculum, support from a highly accomplished network of mentors, and concludes with a Demo Day where participating startups present to a wide range of leading industry partners and investors.
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Alex van Someren
Amadeus Capital Partners
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.
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.
Chairman of the Advisory Board
Sir Iain Lobban
Former Director of GCHQ
Sir Iain was the director of the Government Communications Headquarters, GCHQ between 2008- 2014 and is a leading figure in Cyber Security.
Kirsten is the Managing Director for Cyber London (CyLon) Europe's first cybersecurity accelerator. Kirsten has over 7 years of experience working with early stage startups. Prior to joining CyLon Kirsten was General Manager
for Seedcamp, and saw them grow from 39 investments to 200, becoming Europe's 3rd most active Seed Investor. Kirsten has an extensive network of mentors, investors and ecosystem builders across Europe.
Chief of Staff
Poppy has worked as part of CyLon’s founding team since 2014, in her role as Director of Epsilon Advisory Partners. As Chief of Staff at CyLon, Poppy acts as the bridge between the Advisory Board and the programme team. Poppy
previously worked as an Advisor at 10 Downing Street, and before that as an Associate at J.P.Morgan Chase.
Shane comes with a mechanical engineering degree from the University of Warwick, where he helped build their first human-powered racing submarine.
A love of technology led him to Startup Institute as a web design student, and then to the second Barclays Accelerator powered by Techstars as a graphic/UX designer.
Cyber London’s support for teams continues beyond Demo Day. Even after the programme finishes, Cyber London graduates will be able to draw from the advice of mentors, the Cyber London team and crucially, their fellow alumni.
Our graduates include: