Luxembourg startup Passbolt has been selected to join the Google for Startups Growth Academy: Cybersecurity. Out of 120 applications, Google has selected 15 startups from eight European countries that are already making important contributions in the region and beyond – from securing health apps to defending educators to protecting the clean water supply chain.

In addition to three months of hands-on programming and workshops, this cohort will have access to mentoring sessions with experts at Google, including former startups VirusTotal (acquired in 2012) and Mandiant (2022).

Here are the 15 selected startups:

  • Alice Biometrics (Spain): Galician startup awarded for identity verification software built on a proprietary AI engine.
  • Astran (France): Paris-based Confidential Data Cloud solution that enables companies to unlock cloud adoption without encryption keys.
  • BlackDice (UK / Spain): Company with roots in Leeds and Málaga that helps telco operators protect their subscribers from cyber attacks using machine learning and predictive tech to identify patterns.
  • Build38 (Germany / Spain): Münich-Barcelona company that provides mobile app protection solutions, combining AI and the strongest shielding technology — and serving customers from the financial sector to public transport to health care.
  • CrowdSec (France): Paris-based threat intelligence company that offers participative behavioral protection from malicious IP addresses.
  • Cryptr (France): Lille-based company that offers a plug-and-play authentication platform enabling software to manage all authentication strategies, like single sign-on, with just a few lines of code.
  • eID Easy (Estonia): Marketplace of qualified electronic signature APIs connecting document workflow platforms to worldwide certificate authorities with one single integration and contract.
  • Elemendar (UK): London-based company building AI that reads cyber threat reports by humans and turns them into industry-standard structured information.
  • GoodAccess (Czechia): Global cybersecurity platform for the age of remote working, which brings to the world the simplest way to deploy Zero Trust Network Access.
  • Nymiz (Spain): Bilbao startup offers AI-based personal data anonymization software — enabling you to “protect your data while unlocking its value.”
  • Passbolt (Luxembourg): Company serving 15,000 organizations worldwide — “including F500 companies, the defense industry, universities” — which builds an open-source, enterprise password manager.
  • Risk Ledger (UK): London-based provider of supply chain security monitoring software that aims to improve the “security maturity” of the global supply chain ecosystem.
  • Secfense (Poland): Krakow-based startup that facilitates the adoption of MFA in big organizations thanks to code-less integration that takes minutes instead of weeks or months.
  • Secjur (Germany): Hamburg-based provider of AI-based compliance tools that aims to put compliance, data protection, information security and whistleblowing “on autopilot”.
  • Sentryc (Germany): Berlin-based provider of brand protection software that works to monitor and “stop product piracy on the internet”.

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