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Reflecting on the completion of the third Cyber Xcelerator program, we are filled with pride and gratitude for the journey we’ve embarked on over the past three years, in collaboration with CDP Venture Capital, the venture arm of the Italian investment bank CDP (Cassa Depositi e Prestiti).

We kicked of The third and final batch  in Cosenza Italy. Our program saw the inclusion of five cyber startups, marking a significant milestone in our journey. Over the past four months, these teams have experienced an intensive curriculum that combined both in-person and online sessions. Each team was provided with a funding ticket of up to 100K EUR, consisting of cash and program investments, with the possibility of additional follow-on investments.

The program was marked with remarkable diversity and impact, bringing together five teams from six countries: Italy, Iran, Estonia, Latvia, the UK, and Chile. This blend of 15 founders, including two female co-founders, benefited from the expertise of over 25 mentors through more than 110 personalized sessions and over 200 hours of workshops and training. This rich ecosystem fostered innovation and equipped participants with the tools to address cybersecurity challenges, highlighting the program’s commitment to diversity, learning, and global collaboration in the tech industry.

Meet these Visionary Cyber Startups:

Blue Lock AI (Chile) – Applying AI to cybersecurity threat prediction and detection.

CyberDart (Italy) – #1 Bug Bounty Platform in Italia.

ResilientX Security (UK) – Proactive Cyber Security Testing and Risk Management.

TrustLynx (Estonia) – Platform that enables support of different digital identity methods, e-signing, e-sealing, validation, time-stamping etc.

Zephorum – (Italy) – The first World Wide Webetery, the online e-ecosystem for digital estate and afterlife.

Graduation event in Milan, February 2023

As we look back on the successful conclusion of the Cyber Xcelerator program, we’re inspired by the progress and achievements of all the participating teams. Their dedication to addressing critical cybersecurity challenges has not only contributed to the safety and security of digital spaces but has also paved the way for future innovations in the field. We remain committed to the values of bravery, enthusiasm, confidence, individuality, ambition, and courage, and we are proud to have been part of such an impactful initiative.

This was our sixth Cyber acceleration initiative and marks the third edition of the Cyber Xcelerator program. Throughout these initiatives, we have had the incredible opportunity to invest in and nurture over 50 cyber startups, fostering growth and innovation within the cybersecurity ecosystem.

We’re also grateful to continue our work with key players in the Italian ecosystem, including The NTT DATA research center, the University of Calabria, Leonardo, and Italgas, enhancing the overall impact and effectiveness of our program.