Steve is a Cyber Security expert and renowned in the industry, with over 20 years experience. He is the founder and CEO of Polyswarm, the leading decentralised threat intelligence detection marketplace and anti-virus solution platform, whose Board and advisors features leading figures within the industry from Intel, Facebook, McAfee, among others. Steve is also the founder and CEO of Narf Industries, a specialist niche information security R&D firm, with marquee clients from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to members of the Fortune 500. He started as a computer scientist and cyber security researcher for the Naval Research Laboratory after completing his MSC in Computer Science from the Naval Postgraduate School.
John has had a front row seat over the last 15 years of emerging cyber-security needs and data-centric technologies in his roles working with the national intelligence community, executive roles in fast growing companies, and in private equity. He has successfully introduced innovative information technology solutions to enterprise and government markets over the past 25 years. His career spans military service to public company executive positions and is experienced with venture, private equity and public market financings and successfully led businesses to M&A transactions and publicly listed entities.
Rory is an experienced CFO and Corporate Financier based primarily in London. A Chartered Accountant specialising in Capital Markets advising on, corporate restructuring, shell companies, turnaround, IPOs and RTOs for small to mid cap groups in a variety of industries listed on an array of markets in London and overseas.
Rory’s early experience was advisory and project management for some of the largest multinationals in the world with turnovers up to £300 billion, as well as CFO for UK tech start up, Fidel API, which recently completed its Series B funding valuing it at >£400m.
Robert has extensive experience as an active investor, adviser, executive and non-executive in both private and public small and midcap companies gained from a twenty-seven-year career as a fund manager in the UK financial services sector with AXA Framlington, BMO Asset Management and latterly Bluehone Investors. He has been involved in capital raising, investor engagement, and investment in over 250 private and public companies.