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Darktrace

Founded in 2013 by mathematicians from the University of Cambridge and government cyber intelligence experts in the US and the UK, Darktrace is one of the world’s leading specialists in cyber security.

Darktrace’s pioneering technology, the Enterprise Immune System, applies AI to cyber defense, and has proven itself successful in detecting cyber-threats that existing, legacy systems cannot. With over 7,000 customer deployments, Darktrace's platform has been selected by some of the largest and most sensitive cyber security environments, including global financial institutions, telecommunications networks, legal firms, retailers, technology companies, government organizations, and critical national infrastructure facilities.

With dual headquartered in Cambridge, UK, and San Francisco, US, the business has 33 offices around the world, employing around 700 people. It raised its first round of venture capital in 2015 from Invoke Capital Partners, Hoxton Ventures and Talis Capital. Since then it has raised further capital from KKR, Summit Partners, Vitruvian Partners and others.

Darktrace - MTA 2018 National Winner Winner - BVCA National Management Team Awards 2018

Venture capital impact

  • SUPPORTED GROWTH INTO A WORLD LEADER IN THE CYBER SECURITY MARKET

  • GLOBAL EXPANSION AND EMPLOYEE GROWTH FROM 300 IN 2013 TO 700 IN 2018

  • REVENUES INCREASING 100% YEAR ON YEAR (AS OF JULY 2018)

  • VALUED AT US$1.25 BILLION IN 2018

Achievements

  • BVCA MANAGEMENT TEAM AWARDS 2018 | VENTURE-BACKED MANAGEMENT TEAM – SOUTH EAST

  • INFO SECURITY GLOBAL EXCELLENCE AWARDS BEST SECURITY COMPANY OF THE YEAR 2016

  • APPOINTMENT OF NEW CEO AND CHAIRMAN



Location
Cambridge

Backers 
Summit Partners: 2015 - present
KKR: 2016 - present
Softbank: 2016 - present
Vitruvian Partners: 2018 - present


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