This company’s software detects and counters cyber-security threats for customers as diverse as T-Mobile, the Church of England and the City of Las Vegas. It uses artificial intelligence to learn the behaviour of every user, device and application within an organisation, builds a picture of a normally operating system, 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 39 offices globally. It has raised more than $230m from investors including KKR and Vitruvian Partners, and is reportedly valued at $1.65bn. Under chief executives Nicole Eagan, 55, and Poppy Gustafsson, 37, sales hit £107.7m this year.

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Company details
Year2019
Rank54
CompanyDarktrace
ActivityCyber-security developer
LocationCambridge
Average 3 year sales growth84.73%
Latest sales £000s*107,664
Staff948
Founded2013
Websitewww.darktrace.com

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