LORCA reveals its second cohort of startups

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by Keiligh Baker

The London Office for Rapid Cybersecurity Advancement (LORCA) has unveiled its second cohort of startups and scaleups.

These 11 scaleups will receive a year of bespoke support from the LORCA team based at innovation centre Plexal and access to experts from Deloitte’s Cyber Risk Service team and the Centre for Secure Information Technologies (CSIT) at Queen’s University Belfast.

The members of cohort two include: CyNation, RazorSecure, Bob’s Business, Cypto Quantique, OutThink, Distributed Management Systems, ObjectTech, Xanadata and CyberSmart.

Speaking about the second cohort, Lydia Ragoonanan, LORCA’s Director, said: “We’re thrilled to welcome these high-potential UK companies that have genuinely promising solutions to the biggest industry challenges in cybersecurity.

"The engagement from industry in the development and selection process ensures that the cohort has clear markets to scale into and is addressing the cyber challenges that will make the most difference to industry. Following on from the success of first cohort, we look forward to seeing these 11 companies grow and thrive.”

LORCA was founded last year with £13.5m of government funding and the aim of boosting commercial adoption of cutting-edge security technology. The government claims the centre could generate up to 2,000 jobs at its base in Plexal, the former home of the Olympic Games press centre.