Cybersecurity

We're bringing together a cyber ecosystem to make the internet safer for everyone.

To reap the rewards of quantum computing, AI, 5G, the Internet of Things and more, we need to find smarter ways of protecting our data and staying safe online.

Cybersecurity is the biggest enabler of technology.

Our mission is to support the most promising innovators in scaling solutions that meet industry and society’s biggest challenges.

Join our community, bring us your challenge and get involved.

OUR WORK

NCSC FOR STARTUPS

Plexal’s partnering with the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) to deliver NCSC for Startups. In 2021 and beyond, we’ll help innovators develop products and technology with the government to solve challenges that are mission-critical to society and our economy.

Plexal is designing the programme with the NCSC and we’ll work with startups to help them develop their solutions, adapt their current technology to a new cyber challenge and pilot solutions. We’ve just welcomed our first members, and applications are still open for startups at all stages.

Cyber Runway

We’re delivering the UK’s largest cyber accelerator, which is supporting 108 entrepreneurs, startups, SMEs and scaleups.

45% of the cohort are female-led startups and 52% are run by founders from Black and minority backgrounds.

And from Ashford to Yeovil, 50% of member companies are based outside of London and the South East of England.

SUPPORTING STARTUPS WITH LORCA

Plexal delivers the London Office for Rapid Cybersecurity Advancement (LORCA): a UK government-backed accelerator that’s helped 72 cyber innovators raise over £200m in investment and earn over £37m in revenue.

LORCA has delivered five accelerators that have helped members connect with industry and investors, break into international markets and grow their businesses. Our latest programme, LORCA Ignite, is turbocharging the growth of six graduates.

TELECOMS CHALLENGE

We’re working with industry, SMEs and the UK government to diversify the telecoms market and explore the role SMEs could play.

WHAT WE DO

CONVENE
Through our events, trade missions and forums, we’re creating a cyber ecosystem that enables industry, investors, innovators, government and academia to collaborate.

PROGRAMMES
We work with industry to tailor programmes to their security challenges and connect them to innovators who have the right solution (or could build one with them).

SCALE
We help cybersecurity startups and scaleups grow their businesses, make the right connections and break into new markets.

INNOVATION UNLEASHED

Learn more about how we work with the government and industry.

GET INVOLVED. JOIN OUR CYBER ECOSYSTEM.

BECOME A CYBERSECURITY MEMBER

If you’re an early-stage cyber company, you can join our cyber ecosystem by becoming a Plexal member alongside innovators like Licel and CyberOwl.

ENTERPRISES: BRING US YOUR CHALLENGE

Collaborate with our cyber community on innovation programmes that address your challenges or mentor the next cyber superstars. Our industry members include Lloyds Banking Group, Dell Technologies, Kx, SOSA and the Global Cyber Alliance.

INVESTORS: TAP INTO OUR INNOVATION COMMUNITY

We want to work with investors to help you find the most innovative cyber companies that are ready to scale both in the UK and internationally.

Get in touch to join our growing investor network.

CYBERSECURITY NEWS AND VIEWS

Cyber Runway takes off

From new ventures to global scaleups, 107 innovators from across the UK have been chosen for the Cyber Runway accelerator Plexal is delivering. Cyber Runway is the largest cyber startup

NCSC For Startups is tackling a new challenge: malvertising

Plexal and the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) have chosen malvertising as our next challenge for NCSC For Startups. Our director of innovation Saj Huq explains why… The online ad

Welcoming LORCA Ignite

Plexal launched LORCA in 2018 with funding from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport to accelerate the growth of British cyber startups. Over the last three years, LORCA

THE LORCA REPORT

We’ve spoken to every corner of the UK’s cyber innovation ecosystem to assess what we’re getting right, and what the emerging challenges are. Read the full report on LORCA’s website.

CONTACT OUR TEAM

Saj Huq

Director, LORCA

Saj leads cyber innovation at Plexal and is the director for LORCA.

His work at LORCA involves facilitating collaboration between startups, scaleups, government, academia and a cross-section of industry to understand their needs now and in the future.

Join our cyber community. Become a member.

Get in touch if you'd like to register early interest for our next accelerator or learn more about becoming a Plexal member.

Find Us

Plexal’s based at Here East: a tech campus in east London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. We’re a 10-minute walk from Hackney Wick train station, or you can catch the free shuttle bus from Stratford train, underground and bus stations.

Location

Plexal
14 East Bay Lane, The Press Centre, Here East, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London, E20 3BS

Location

We’re open Monday-Friday from 6am-12am, Saturday - Sunday 10am-6pm