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UpGuard Awarded as Technology Pioneer by World Economic Forum

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  • The World Economic Forum announced its selection of the 100 most promising Technology Pioneers of 2021 - companies that are shaping industries from healthcare to retail and many more.
  • This year’s cohort includes representation from 26 economies on six continents with reach far beyond traditional tech hubs like Silicon Valley. 
  • UpGuard,  the third-party risk and attack surface management platform, made it to the selection for its contributions in the field of cybersecurity. 
  • The full list of Technology Pioneers can be viewed here. 


Sydney, Australia 15 June, 2021UpGuard, the Australia-based cybersecurity company, was selected among hundreds of candidates as one of the World Economic Forum’s “Technology Pioneers”.  UpGuard is a cybersecurity platform that helps global organizations prevent data breaches, monitor third-party vendors, and improve their security posture.


The World Economic Forum’s Technology Pioneers are early to growth-stage companies from around the world that are involved in the use of new technologies and innovation that are poised to have a significant impact on business and society.


With their selection as Technology Pioneer, Co-Founder and Co-CEO Mike Baukes will be invited to participate at World Economic Forum activities, events and discussions throughout the year. UpGuard will also contribute to Forum initiatives over the next two years, working with global leaders to help address key industry and societal issues. 


“We’re excited to welcome UpGuard to our 2021 cohort of Technology Pioneers,” says Susan Nesbitt, Head of the Global Innovators Community, World Economic Forum. “UpGuard and its fellow pioneers are developing technologies that can help society solve some of its most pressing issues. We look forward to their contribution to the World Economic Forum in its commitment to improving the state of the world.”

 

"At UpGuard, we're on a mission to protect the world's data," said Co-Founder and Co-CEO of UpGuard, Mike Baukes. "This is an opportunity to encourage businesses globally. We want everyone to know that despite the current provocative threat landscape, it's possible to confidently scale a successful business."


For the first time in the community’s history, over 30% of the cohort are led by women. The firms also come from regions all around the world, extending their community far beyond Silicon Valley. This year’s cohort includes start-ups from 26 countries, with UAE, El Salvador, Ethiopia and Zimbabwe represented for the first time. 


The diversity of these companies extends to their innovations as well. 2021 Tech Pioneer firms are shaping the future by advancing technologies such as AI, IoT, robotics, blockchain, biotechnology and many more. The full list of Technology Pioneers can be found here


Technology Pioneers have been selected based on the community’s selection criteria, which includes innovation, impact and leadership as well as the company’s relevance with the World Economic Forum’s Platforms


All info on this year’s Technology Pioneers can be found here: http://wef.ch/techpioneers21 

More information on past winners, information on the community and the application link can be found here


About UpGuard: UpGuard is a cybersecurity platform that helps global organizations prevent data breaches, monitor third-party vendors, and improve their security posture. Using proprietary security ratings, world-class data leak detection capabilities, and powerful remediation workflows, we proactively identify security exposures for companies of all sizes.



About World Economic Forum: The World Economic Forum, committed to improving the state of the world, is the International Organization for Public-Private Cooperation. The Forum engages the foremost political, business and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas. (www.weforum.org).


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