The ECSO cybersecurity business matchmaking event series, known as Cyber Investor Days, has been designed to provide access-to-finance and access-to-market opportunities for European cybersecurity startups and SMEs. This ECSO initiative also provides investment opportunities for investors and integrators, hereby contributing to the consolidation of the still highly fragmented European cybersecurity market.
Mission & Objectives
KEY FEATURES OF THE ECSO CYBER INVESTOR DAYSDURATION. 2 day event, featuring:
- 1stDAY (afternoon) – tailored ECSO WG2 workshop for investors, integrators and CIOs, as well as a separate training session for startups and SMEs organised by ECSO and Partner.
- 2ndDAY (full day) – investor/integrator introductions and startup/SME pitches, followed by the pre-scheduled B2B meetings.
PARTICIPANTS. The target audience for the event includes:
- European cybersecurity startups and SMEs – 15-20 startups/SMEs to be selected jointly by ECSO and Partner based on their applications and presentations submitted to the ECSO Selection Committee;
- International investors and integrators/CISOs – around 50 corporates and investors to be invited to register their participation and provide information about their investment profile or what kind of technology solutions they are looking for
SELECTION PROCESS. Startups/SMEs applications are reviewed and evaluated by the ECSO Selection Committee. The Committee is made up of the Chairs of the ECSO WG2 and WG4 Chairs, as well as Partner’srepresentatives. ECSO and Partner will commonly provide the application form for the startups, where selection criteria are indicated.
INVESTMENT PERIMETER: The event focuses on the startups and SMEs looking for investors and/or integrators. Regarding the funding stage, the focus is on Series A and growth-stage investment rounds.
B2B MEETINGS. To ensure the smooth and efficient implementation of the event, both selected startups/SMEs and registered investors/integrators are invited to use B2B platform to pre-schedule their meetings in advance.
9th edition of the Cyber Investor Days - Porto, Portugal
ECSO held its 9th Cyber Investor Days on the 15-16 June, which attracted more than 100 cybersecurity investors from Europe and beyond. Virtual event was organised together with the National Cybersecurity Centre of Portugal (CNCS), ScaleUp Porto, S21Sec, Bright Pixel, and Maxive as part of the C-DAYS Annual Cybersecurity Conference in Porto.
More about the 9th edition here.
8th edition of the Cyber Investor Days - Bochum, Germany
More about the 8th edition of the Cyber Investor Days here.
7TH EDITION OF THE CYBER INVESTOR DAYS - BRUSSELS, BELGIUM
More about the 7th edition of the Cyber Investor Days here.
6TH EDITION OF THE CYBER INVESTOR DAYS - Luxembourg
More about the 6th edition of the Cyber Investor Days here.
5TH EDITION OF THE CYBER INVESTOR DAYS - Madrid, Spain
More about the 5th edition of the Cyber Investor Days here.