This firm’s software detects and counters cyber-security threats. It uses machine learning to analyse customers’ network traffic, builds a picture of the system operating normally then quickly detects unusual activity that could indicate a malicious attack. Founded in 2013 it has joint headquarters in Cambridge and San Francisco with a further 33 offices globally. In July it signed a multimillion-pound deal with a UK government department for its technology. It has raised more than $180m from investors such as Invoke Capital and is reportedly valued at $1.25bn. Under chief executives Nicole Eagan, 54 and Poppy Gustafsson, 36, sales hit £58.6m in June.

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Company details
Year2018
Rank9
CompanyDarktrace
ActivityCybersecurity developer
LocationCambridge
Average 3 year sales growth195.51%
Latest sales £000s*58,573
Staff694
Founded2013
Websitewww.darktrace.com

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