Wednesday, April 5, 2023

Don't miss your chance to meet with fellow cybersecurity entrepreneurs and industry leaders and attend the pitches & B2B meetings

The 2nd FIC edition of ECSO’s Cyber Investor Days, organised by European Cyber Security Organisation (ECSO), Women4Cyber, AVISA and Systematic, will take place on the 5th of April 2023 in Lille, France. The most promising European cybersecurity start-ups and scale-ups will take the stage and have the unique opportunity to pitch their innovative cybersecurity solutions and meet with leading investors and corporates from around Europe.


ECSO’s European STARtup Award 2023

The two best cybersecurity companies participating in the FIC edition of the Cyber Investor Days will be nominated to compete for the ECSO’s European Cybersecurity STARtup Award 2023. Nominees will be selected by the local jury and will be invited to participate in the final competition, which will be held in early 2024. During the final ceremony, nominees will pitch to the European jury and will have a unique opportunity to present themselves to high-level investors, corporate executives and cybersecurity experts. For more information, visit ECSO’s European STARtup Award!


Special Women4Cyber STARtup Award

Cybersecurity companies (co-)founded by women and/or companies with at least 50% female employees will also be nominated for the Women4Cyber STARtup Award.

The ECSO’s Cyber Investor Days is organised as a side event of the FIC (5-7 April). It is a unique opportunity to attend these two cybersecurity events with leading content, renowned speakers and some of Europe’s most exiting cybersecurity start-ups and scale-ups.

You want to attend this day: register to the FIC!





Wednesday, April 5, 2023

9am – 11am 
  • Introduction by Systematic
  • Presentation on innovation issues by Jean-Baptiste Voron, CTO cybersecurity France of EVIDEN
  • Pitch session of some of the finalists of the FIC 2023 Start-up Award
  • Presentation of the SME Fundraising Catalogue (ECSO, FIC and Systematic)

The winners of the FIC 2023 Startup Award are invited to participate in the final of ECSO's European Cybersecurity STARtup Award 2023, which will take place in early 2024. At the final ceremony, nominees will pitch to the European jury and have a unique opportunity to present themselves to high-level investors, business leaders and cybersecurity experts. For more information, visit ECSO's European STARtup Award!

11:00am – 11h15am: Presentation by François Lavaste - Partner at Tikehau Capital - of the new edition of the cybersecurity investment barometer
11:15am – 12:00am: Roundtable “Cyber Investment strategy – European perspective”, with:
  • Dr. Hans Christoph Quelle Partner eCapital
  • Lennig Pedron, Director at Trust Valley
  • Stéphane Klecha, Managing Partner at Klecha & Co
12:00am – 13:00pm: Roundtable "Raising money in cybersecurity: honeymoon or crossroads?"
  • Grégoire Germain, CEO HarfangLab
  • Gabriel Lévy, Venture Capital, Elaia Partners
  • Florent Kirchner, National Coordinator of the Acceleration Strategy, General Secretariat for Investment
  • Paul Midy, french Deputy