Zerodai joins Plexal’s Cyber Runway accelerator

Zerodai, the work and automation platform for information security teams, is pleased to announce it is joining the Cyber Runway accelerator.

Backed by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport and delivered by Plexal in partnership with CyLon, Deloitte and CSIT (the Centre for Secure Information Technologies), Cyber Runway will be an intensive six-month programme. 

Plexal is the innovation nerve centre of Here East, an initiative born out of the 2012 Olympic Games to enable creatives, universities and technology-led businesses to create and innovate together. Plexal is known for its hugely successful LORCA programme, that has seen 72 startups across 5 accelerators raise over £200m in investment and earn over £37m in revenue.

The Cyber Runway programme has been designed with inclusion at the heart, by partnering with organisations, investors and mentors from a range of backgrounds.  45of Cyber Runway members are female-led startups and 52are run by founders from black, ethnic or minority backgrounds.  


“This is a golden age for the UK cyber startup ecosystem. Cyber startups are attracting record levels of investment and both the government and global tech giants are coming to British cyber companies to adopt emerging cyber technologies. The scale of Cyber Runway is testament to the enormous potential within the cyber startup community and will help stimulate the supply of innovative cyber solutions that will be needed by the economy and society.

Saj Huq, Director of Innovation at Plexal


Zerodai is on a mission to empower Information Security teams to work smarter and better support their business to thrive, securely. The Cyber Runway accelerator will provide access to a diverse pool of mentors, industry experts and investors that will help drive that vision forward.


Being part of the Cyber Runway accelerator and the cyber ecosystem at Plexal is a great opportunity for us to share knowledge and experience with an ambitious, diverse, nationwide community of cyber founders. Cyber Runway will provide opportunities for Zerodai to continue growing and realise its full potential.

Alex Malbon - CEO
Alex Malbon


About Plexal  

Plexal is the innovation company that supercharges collaboration. 

It combines open, collaborative innovation with a community of fast-growth startups to help enterprises and the government unlock the potential of technology.  

Plexal works with some of the most influential government departments and global tech companies to deliver innovation projects. These include the cross-border Rapid Innovation Accelerator, which connected entrepreneurs in the UK and Oman, and London RoadLab, which helped Transport for London fast-track innovation. 

Plexal’s cyber innovation team is also building the UK’s most connected cybersecurity ecosystem. Plexal delivers the LORCA accelerator, is the National Cyber Security Centre’s partner for NCSC for Startups and is supporting 108  innovators through the Cyber Runway accelerator. Over the last three years, Plexal has helped cyber startups raise over £200m and earn over £37m in revenue through LORCA alone. 

Its workspace in London is home to over 800 innovators who are breaking new ground in cybersecurity, mobility, inclusive design, healthtech, AI and more. Members get access to community events, connections and 1:1 support designed to help them scale and Plexal regularly partners with members to pilot their solutions, bid for business together and enable them to build solutions with large organisations. The community includes Fiit, the online fitness startup, Quantum technology company M Squared and youth-led charity My Life My Say. 

Plexal was founded in 2017 by clients of specialist real estate investment advisory company Delancey. 

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