Ed Macnair Selected as Mentor for the UK’s First National Cyber Scaleup Programme
Censornet’s CEO has been selected as a mentor for the UK’s first national scaleup programme for the cyber security sector. Tech Nation Cyber is aimed at ambitious tech companies ready for the next stage of growth and aims to provide cyber security scaleups with invaluable skills, a powerful network and the ability to implement changes to help their companies grow. The first cohort will receive peer-to-peer learning, masterclasses, exclusive meetups and an international trip organised in conjunction with the Department of International Trade (DIT).
Ed Macnair has founded and led some of the UK’s most innovative cyber security companies throughout his career. In 2011 he founded SaaSID, a UK-based single-sign on and application security vendor, which was acquired by Intermedia within a year of releasing its first product. He was previously CEO of Marshal which, under his lead, tripled in size and merged with 8e6 Technologies to become M86 Security. Today, as CEO of Censornet, Ed has led the team to develop unique technologies that change the market’s thinking on what is possible in cyber security, making him the ideal mentor for ambitious cyber companies.
Ed Macnair, CEO of Censornet, said: “I’m delighted to join this support network of industry leaders, to help the next cohort of entrepreneurs flourish in the evolving cyber security sector. Growth comes with many challenges and I hope sharing my values and offering practical advice will help the scaleups as they join the industry’s race to innovate faster than our enemy.”
Twenty companies from across the UK have been selected for the inaugural Tech Nation Cyber programme. The cohort offer a variety of security services, from data analytics to biometric authentication, to a broad spectrum of industries such as Aerospace, Media and Financial Services. Over the next six months, through the programme, the cohort will be given the help they need to navigate fundamental growth challenges.