CYLON IN THE NEWS
What is CyLon?
CyLon finds, grows and invests in the world’s best emerging cyber businesses. It does this via its unique global sourcing network and world-leading acceleration programmes. From hubs in London and Singapore CyLon connects cyber companies to a diverse global community of buyers, investors and advisors.
Since its launch in April 2015, CyLon has already successfully supported more than 75 companies and has a portfolio now valued at more than £325m. CyLon alumni have created more than 350 new jobs and have raised over £80m of follow-on funding.
CyLon runs two programmes from both London and Singapore – a three-month programme for companies looking to grow and a week-long pre-accelerator programme aimed at individuals with a ideas, rather than established companies.
CyLon’s three-month programmes:
CyLon’s three-month programmes run twice a year in each hub. Companies on the programme receive training and 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 US. Each company also receives investment in their business in return for a small equity stake, as well as access to a fully-furnished office space. At the end of each programme, all companies present their businesses to prospective customers, investors and partners at an in-house Demo Day.
CyLon’s pre-accelerator programmes:
CyLon’s pre-accelerator programmes are one-week intensive courses specifically designed for individuals with ideas, rather than established companies. These courses run twice a year from London and Singapore.
The programmes provides a series of training, workshops and mentoring to help individuals transform early-stage ideas into workable proposals and potential new businesses. Participants receive advice and assistance as they develop a minimum viable product, refine business models, test commercial viability and build entrepreneurial skills. They often meet future co-founders on the programme. To date, 11 cyber companies have been formed by participants on the programmes.
CyLon was founded in April 2015 by Grace Cassy, Jonathan Luff and Alex van Someren. Photos and biographies can be found in our press kit.