MMC Ventures is a research-led venture capital firm that has backed over 60 early-stage, high-growth technology companies since 2000.
Its dedicated research function provides a deep and differentiated understanding of emerging technologies and sector dynamics, to identify attractive investment opportunities. MMC’s research team also supports early stage companies through the life of MMC’s investment.
MMC helps to catalyse the growth of enterprise software and consumer internet companies that have the potential to disrupt large markets. The Fund has one of the largest software-as-a-service (SaaS) portfolios in Europe, with recent exits including CloudSense, Invenias and NewVoiceMedia.
MMC’s dynamic consumer portfolio includes several of the UK’s favourite companies, including Bloom & Wild, Gousto and Interactive Investor.
"With Senseon, CISOs and security teams no longer have to manually combine multiple pieces of software into a comprehensive defensive strategy. Through a single holistic platform, they are able to detect, solve and prevent cyber-attacks and gain a better understanding of their entire digital estate. This is a difficult problem to solve and we believe Senseon is the team to solve it."
Amadeus Capital Partners is a global technology investor. Since 1997, the firm has raised over $1bn for investment and used it to back more than 130 companies. With vast experience and a great network, Amadeus’ team of investors and entrepreneurs share a passion for the transformative power of technology. We invest in consumer services, financial technology, artificial intelligence, cyber security, medical technology, digital healthcare and digital media.
Early stage investments we’ve made include genomic research data collaboration platform Repositive, massively parallel simulation platform Improbable; Graphcore, innovators in intelligent microprocessors, and speech recognition company VocalIQ (acquired by Apple). To learn more visit https://amadeuscapital.com and follow us on Twitter @AmadeusCapital.
“As a financial services business involved in deep tech investments, we take the security of our assets, team, and infrastructure very seriously. Before investing in Senseon, we trialled their cyber security platform. We were so impressed with the technology’s capabilities, the visibility that it gave us, and its ability to accurately detect threats, that we were able to stop using our SIEM tool and replaced it with Senseon.”
Scott is a Partner Crane Venture Partners, a firm he co-founded in 2015. Crane invests into early stage intelligent computing companies addressing the enterprise. Current investments include some of Europe's leading enterprise startups such as Tessian, Cyberhaven, Avora, Harbr, and OpenSensors. Before Crane, Scott was a Partner at DFJ Esprit and before that held roles in research, finance, marketing and business development.
"Senseon's multiple sensory approach not only improves the accuracy of threat detection but also strengthens the security posture of the enterprise. This is one of the strongest and most experienced security teams we have come across and we wholeheartedly share their vision for creating an entirely new category of AI-security."
CyLon finds, grows and invests in the world’s best emerging cyber businesses, via its unique global sourcing network and world-leading accelerator programmes. CyLon's programmes are exclusively tailored to help entrepreneurs grow cyber security businesses. Since 2015 CyLon has accelerated more than 80 companies from hubs in London and Singapore, and is ranked as the 5th most active investor in cyber security globally. CyLon alumni have created more than 400 new jobs and have raised over £120m of follow-on funding. CyLon’s portfolio of international companies is valued at more than £400m.
"We invested in Senseon because we saw real value in the way Senseon's product - through the use of AI Triangulation and Sensory AI - provides CISOs with one cohesive platform from which they can protect their organisation from emerging threats, essentially replacing the need to purchase three or four different single-point solutions. The Senseon team's mix of technical cyber experience and credible commercial expertise impressed us from day one, and is clearly something Dave Atkinson seeks to maintain as he builds out his world-class team."
Grace Cassy, Co-founder, CyLon
Winton Ventures is the venture arm of Winton, a global investment management and data science company founded by David Harding in 1997 managing over $20bn of assets for many of the world’s largest pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, banks and fund platforms. Winton’s business utilises computing technology to apply mathematical and statistical methods to the field of investing.
Winton Ventures have been investing in early-stage, data-driven, science and technology companies since 2015. Our portfolio includes high-growth UK companies such as Tessian, Ripjar, and Oxford PV. Winton also span out several companies such as the data-science platform Hivemind.
Senseon’s vision to use AI techniques and combine both network and endpoint level data to better detect and block cyber threats immediately resonated with Winton, having seen the limits of single point solutions. David Atkinson (Senseon founder and CEO) has assembled a top-quality team, both technical and commercial.
Antoine Pechin, Vice President, Winton Ventures