Darktrace Named a Bloomberg Business Innovator 2016

Expert Judges Select Darktrace As One Of The UK’s Most Innovative Businesses

Cambridge, UK
Tuesday January 26, 2016

Today, Bloomberg unveiled its inaugural Bloomberg Business Innovators list, naming Darktrace as one of the breakthrough businesses disrupting the way people live, work and think in the UK.

An expert judging panel convened by Bloomberg, comprising leaders of finance, technology, social enterprise and fast growth sectors, judged a comprehensive collection of 100 of the UK’s most disruptive companies and selected Darktrace for inclusion in the final list. Judges included:

  • Saul Klein, Founding Partner, Localglobe
  • Lisa Smosarski, Founder and Editor, Stylist Magazine
  • Rohan Silva, Founder and CEO, Second Home
  • Eric van der Kleij, Managing Director, ENTIQ
  • Matthew Taylor, Chief Executive, Royal Society of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce
  • Gi Fernando, Founder, Freeformers
  • Sam Smith, Founder and CEO, finnCap
  • Claire Braithwaite, Former Head, Tech North
  • Giles Andrews, Co-Founder and Executive Chairman, Zopa
  • Manish Madhvani, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, GP Bullhound
  • Nate Lanxon, Head of European Technology Editorial, Bloomberg

Nicole Eagan, CEO at Darktrace, commented:

“We are honoured to be recognised by Bloomberg in this list of pioneering companies. Darktrace’s ‘immune system’ technology has brought a fundamental new approach to cyber security, using new mathematics and machine learning developed at the University of Cambridge. This recognition by Bloomberg’s prestigious judging panel is a fantastic validation of our innovation, which is now helping organisations across the world to better defend themselves against today’s cyber-threats."

Nate Lanxon, Head of European Technology Editorial at Bloomberg, said:

“The UK is a global powerhouse of innovation and growth. With such a wealth of talent and drive, we wanted to curate a network among the business leaders who epitomise the vibrancy and diversity of the UK business scene.

We hope the Bloomberg Business Innovators reflect the companies and ideas that are changing how people live and work. Each of these businesses are, in their unique way, transforming industries, our lifestyle, our ways of thinking, the environment and the future for the better. We look forward to seeing what they will accomplish in 2016.”

Giles Andrews, Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of Zopa and Bloomberg Business Innovators Judge added:

“I think the UK is a great place for disruptive businesses. Consumer adoption of technology is high and it is a big market for most sectors. We are seeing industries flourish with technological change. It is exciting to see that there are so many great opportunities for innovative companies to grow right now.”

For profiles, interviews and insight on the Bloomberg Business Innovators 2016, see www.bloomberg.com/ukinnovators.

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About Darktrace

Named ‘Technology Pioneer’ by the World Economic Forum, Darktrace is one of the world’s leading cyber threat defense companies. Its Enterprise Immune System technology detects previously unidentified threats in real time, powered by machine learning and mathematics developed at the University of Cambridge, which analyze the behavior of every device, user and network within an organization. Some of the world’s largest corporations rely on Darktrace’s self-learning appliance in sectors including energy and utilities, financial services, telecommunications, healthcare, manufacturing, retail and transportation. The company was founded in 2013 by leading machine learning specialists and government intelligence experts, and is headquartered in Cambridge, UK and San Francisco, including offices in Dallas, London, Milan, Melbourne, New York, Paris, Singapore, Tokyo, Toronto and Washington D.C.