We at Plexal are thrilled to have reinforced our partnership with the Department for Science, Innovation and Technology through the arrival of Cyber Runway 3.0. This aligns with our position as the innovation company solving society’s challenges through collaboration with government, startups and industry. Cyber Runway is supported by the Centre for Secure Information Technologies […]
CyberUK 2023: A recap of Belfast security event
Plexal had a very successful show at the NCSC’s CyberUK 19-20 April 2023 in Belfast with leaders in the cybersecurity industry.
A meeting of minds in Abu Dhabi with the UK-Gulf Women in Cybersecurity Fellowship
After our recent UK-Gulf Women in Cybersecurity Fellowship meeting in Abu Dhabi in March, it left us with the feeling – as ever – of how important the Fellowship programme is, and how powerful its impact can be. For those unfamiliar with the UK-Gulf Women in Cybersecurity Fellowship, it’s a Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office […]
Imagine, explore and share – turn your ideas into positive community impact
Are you a community-minded citizen or SME? Full of ideas? Keen on solving challenges? We’ve got just the opportunity to bring your thoughts to life and positively impact our planet in the process. As part of our North Yorkshire Cyber Security Network, we’re delivering hands-on support throughout March with a series of moments for people to […]
Point of view: 100 unicorns, insurtech and cybersecurity
By Ruby Motabhoy, innovation consultant, Plexal Tractable, a startup that uses AI to help insurance companies process claims quickly, recently become the UK’s 100th unicorn. It’s another indicator that the UK’s insurtech space is heating up. Three insurtech companies have been recognised as unicorns in the last three months (Tractable, Bought by Many and Zego). […]
LORCA members have broken the £150m investment milestone
When Plexal launched LORCA (which runs a cyber accelerator) in 2017, we were tasked by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport with raising £40m over three years. Today, we’re pleased to announce that LORCA members have raised £153m – 380% of the original target and 12 months ahead of schedule. This accounts for […]
The LORCA Report 2020
LORCA, the cyber programme Plexal is delivering, has released The LORCA Report 2020. The report takes the pulse of the UK’s growing cyber ecosystem and features research with Beauhurst along with insights from startups, scaleups, the government, academia and a cross-section of industry. Our findings include: Cybersecurity startups are receiving record levels of investment, […]
Plexal’s partnered with cyber community Hub8
Plexal, which delivers the LORCA cybersecurity programme, has partnered with Hub8 – a purpose-built workspace dedicated to supporting Cheltenham’s flourishing cyber community. Plexal members, including the members of our cyber accelerator, will be able to work from Hub8 while Hub8’s members can do the same at Plexal, which will act as their London base. GCHQ, […]
LORCA graduate ThinkCyber wins Innovate UK competition
The government launched the Innovate UK Fast Start Competition in April to “fast-track the development of innovations borne out of the coronavirus crisis while supporting the UK’s next generation of cutting-edge start-ups”. And we’re proud to announce that ThinkCyber, a graduate of our cybersecurity accelerator’s first cohort, has been awarded grant money from the scheme. […]
Latest startup data: overall investment is down by 50% and seed-stage startups are being hit hardest
Plexal has teamed up with research company Beauhurst to analyse how the lockdown and COVID-19 is affecting UK businesses. And our latest data, which covers the period from 23 March until 18 May, shows that the pandemic is hitting seed-stage startups hardest. Overall, there were 35% fewer deals and a 50% drop in funding compared […]
We’ve never needed an ecosystem approach to cybersecurity more. Here’s how to sign up.
In just over a month, the world has been changed by COVID-19 in staggering ways. Industries have pivoted, supply chains have begun manufacturing new products to deal with the crisis and people have accepted huge adjustments to their lifestyles and working patterns. The pandemic has also ushered in more urgent collaboration and quickened the pace […]
Plexal and LORCA have joined the UK’s 5G security working group
The UK5G Testbed and Trials Working Group was created to understand the specific challenges in the UK’s 5G ecosystem, as well as coordinate progress across the trials and testbeds taking place to uncover potential use cases for 5G.
LORCA’s recruiting its fourth cohort…and these are its innovation themes
LORCA, the cybersecurity programme Plexal’s delivering, has today launched a global open call for its fourth cohort of cyber scaleups.
The big reveal: meet LORCA’s third cohort (its most international yet)
LORCA, the cybersecurity programme Plexal’s innovation team is delivering for the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport, has just welcomed 15 scaleups to its third cohort. If you remember, we consulted with industry to understand what sort of cyber solutions they thought the market needed most, which helped LORCA create the focus areas for its […]
Plexal bolsters its global cybersecurity links with two international partnerships
We’re excited to reveal that Plexal has partnered with the Global Cyber Alliance (GCA), City of New York, and the New York Economic Development Corporation.
Don’t do a Reddit: how wargaming exercises can help you prep for an inevitable data breach
Berta Papp-Silva is the co-founder and CEO of The CyberFish: a new Plexal member that incorporates insights from psychology and behavioural science when developing cybersecurity solutions.