Scottish startup Cyan Forensics raises €1 million to help catch sex offenders and terrorists

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Tech startups have been revolutionising many industries, but we don’t come across too many that are aiding law enforcement.

Edinburgh-based startup Cyan Forensics develops digital forensic technology to help the police catch criminals faster. The startup has just has closed a €1 million investment round led by Mercia Fund Managers. This brings its total funding to over €1.7 million since it was founded in 2016.

Cyan Forensics’ software can find time-critical digital evidence in minutes instead of days, helping police in highly sensitive investigations such as child sexual exploitation and counter-terrorism. The company is currently working with customers across law enforcement agencies which are seeing success using the technology operationally.

The startup has achieved significant progress with its range of digital forensics products, and now has a team of 10 highly skilled professionals, including former law enforcement and military professionals.

Ian Stevenson, CEO of Cyan Forensics, said: “This latest round of investment will enable us to take full advantage of the market opportunities here in the UK and start developing our business internationally, as well as exploring other opportunities for our technology in cyber security. The whole team is excited about the success we’re seeing in our first operational deployments and the opportunities in front of us to contribute to public safety.”

Paul Devlin, Investment Manager at Mercia, said: “We’re delighted to continue to support Cyan Forensics. This is the latest seed investment, having first backed the team as a spinout from Edinburgh Napier University, they are making excellent progress as they begin to scale up. We believe the business has the potential to make a real difference to the speed at which agencies are able to investigate highly sensitive crime using its innovative forensic technology. The customer base of government and law enforcement agencies is highly impressive and places the company in a great position for future growth.”

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