Cyan Forensics, an Edinburgh, Scotland, UK-based startup providing a tech platform for police investigators to find evidence quickly, raised £1.3m in funding.
Backers included Triple Point Investment Management, Mercia, SIS Ventures, the Scottish Investment Bank and private investors. This latest funding round brings the total raised so far to £2.8m.
The company intends to use funds to continue to expand its business reach targeting new markets in Northern Europe.
Founded in 2016 by Bruce Ramsay, CTO, and Ian Stevenson, CEO, Cyan Forensics provides a digital analysis tool to find terrorist handbooks or child sexual abuse material on devices within minutes, minimizing forensic analysts’ time and allowing police to make decisions quickly and confidently. It can also help social media companies and cloud providers to find and block harmful content. The software can be used on-scene or in the laboratory by analysts or first responders to triage suspects’ devices, helping to get initial and crucial evidence to investigators fast
A spin-out from Edinburgh Napier University, the company has recently signed a partnership with the National Centre for Missing and Exploited Children in the US.