Security guidance for founders or CEOs of innovative startups to help you protect your technology, competitive advantage and reputation. This advice is split into two sections:
Guidance for early-stage investors in emerging technology companies to help you to engage with, and strengthen, the security of your potential portfolio companies.
The UK is 3rd in the world for tech unicorns, with 77 tech companies valued at over $1bn.UK Tech For A Changing World - Tech Nation, 2020
UK startup and scaleups raised record investment in 2020, closing $15B in VC funding, despite challenging macro conditions.UK Tech Ecosystem update, Dealroom, December 2020 (PDF)
"We will create the enabling environment for a thriving science and technology ecosystem in the UK - at the same time, we will increase protection of our CNI, institutions and sensitive technology."Global Britain in a Competitive Age: the Integrated Review of Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy (PDF)
"Maintaining a competitive edge will rely on pre-eminence in and access to technology - and the ability to protect intellectual property."Global Britain in a Competitive Age: the Integrated Review of Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy (PDF)