LORCA is a cybersecurity ecosystem that connects startups, scaleups, academics, investors, platforms, government and industry from around the world.
Through forums, events, direct introductions and tailored programmes, we accelerate the growth of the most innovative cyber companies to solve digital challenges faced by enterprises, the economy and society.
We act as a landing pad into the UK market and a launchpad into global markets, and we give our members everything they need to scale, from mentoring and trade delegations to connecting them with industry and VCs.
We also help enterprises access cyber innovation and insights, build proof of concepts and form partnerships that enable them to embrace digital transformation, boost their security and future-proof their business.
LORCA launched in June 2018 as part of the government’s National Cyber Security Strategy. Since then, companies from our cohorts have raised over £167m in investment, generated over £28m in revenue and won more than 900 contracts. They are also on track to create 865 jobs by 2022.
There are lots of ways to be part of our ecosystem, from becoming an enterprise member and taking part in our programmes to joining LORCA’s investor days or becoming a mentor. So if you’re enjoying LORCA Live, get involved and join us.
JOIN OUR NEXT PROGRAMME
Register early interest if you’re a cyber startup or scaleup.
INVEST IN OUR COHORTS
Connect with our innovators, share insights and connect with our cyber ecosystem.
BECOME AN ENTERPRISE MEMBER
Learn more about how we help enterprises solve their cybersecurity challenges.
READ THE LORCA REPORT
Our report features views from across the UK’s cybersecurity ecosystem.
From investment trends to industry’s biggest challenges, get all the insights.
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