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Welcome to LORCA: the London Office for Rapid Cybersecurity Advancement

LORCA accelerates the growth of the most innovative cyber companies to solve digital challenges faced by enterprises, the economy and society.

We’re backed by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport and delivered by Plexal in collaboration with Deloitte and the Centre for Secure Information Technologies.

We believe in the power of collaboration, so we connect startups, scaleups, academics, investors, platforms, government and industry from around the world into a global ecosystem. 

Welcoming a new cohort of cyber scaleups into our accelerator every six months, we act as a landing pad into the UK market and a launchpad into global markets. We give our members everything they need to scale, from mentoring and trade delegations to connecting them with industry and VCs.

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GET INVOLVED

INDUSTRY:

Become a enterprise member and collaborate on innovation programmes
that address your business challenges, joining companies like Lloyds Banking Group, Dell Technologies and the Global Cyber Alliance.

INVESTORS:

We want to work with investors to help you find the most innovative cyber companies that are ready to scale both in the UK and internationally. You can join our Finance Forum, or we can make introductions to members we think you need to meet.

Startups:

Join our community by becoming a member of Plexal – the innovation centre and workspace delivering LORCA. Work alongside 1,000 changemakers from a range of sectors, enjoy community events and access free funding consultations.

SCALEUPS:

We support high-growth cyber innovators for our year-long accelerator. We connect members with the government, industry and investors and give them support designed to help them scale in the UK and in international markets.

HOW WE CONNECT: OUR INDUSTRY FORUMS

FINANCE FORUM:

VCs, private equity firms and angel investors advise our members on funding opportunities and help validate their solutions.

INNOVATION FORUM:

Our corporate partners and experts from the worlds of cybersecurity and technology help us set our innovation agenda and select our cohort members.

NEEDS ACCELERATORS:

We deep dive into a specific sector’s cybersecurity challenges to uncover windows for innovation opportunities and help our members achieve a better understanding of industry’s needs.

 

INDUSTRY ADVISORY BOARD:

Influencers from across the technology and cybersecurity worlds keep us clued into the latest trends.

LORCA's mentor programme: support our entrepreneurs by signing up to mentor them

LORCA IS FUNDED BY THE UK GOVERNMENT

Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport

Funded by UK Government

LORCA for Enterprise members

Lloyds Banking Group

Kudelski Security

Global Cyber Alliance

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DELIVERY PARTNERS

Plexal

Deloitte

CSIT - Centre for Secure Information Technology