Leaders in Cyber Security join Transfotech’s Agora Fund Run event to identify leading startups

Focused on Transfotech’s key mission to identify and attract the world’s leading startups, Sascha Ehrentraut, CMO, launched a unique premier event to examine the challenges and opportunities in the highly relevant topics of Cyber Security, FinTech and Digital-ID. Transfotech was honoured to have participation of world-class partners, startups, judges, speakers and corporate sponsors. The event and its results, exceeded every expectation.

Transfotech has designed a continuing series of events called the The Agora Fund Run. It is a competition seeking to identify the latest innovations from any country or region in a field that will power global migration to digital financial services in the next decade through better Cyber Security and Digital-ID.

Transfotech partnered with MagnaCarta Communication to utilise their extensive experience and network in FinTech. Notable sponsors included Miratech Group, Rise powered by Barclays and Israel Export Institute, the Israel government group that promotes services and products for Israel.

It was Transfotech’s privilege to announce the winner last week at the 2016 Israel HLS and Cyber conference. The conference was attended by more than 5,000 people.

The event drew many excellent Startup submissions which would have made for a much more complicated task, had it not been for our internationally esteemed judges:

barclays-logo Name: Conall Obrien | Company: Barclays Bank
Head of Cyber Innovation
u-50 Name: David Maman | Company: Unicorn Cyber Ltd
Founder, CEO & CTO
Serial Entrepreneur and International expert in information & cyber security
ministry-of-economy-logo Name: Avi Shavit | Company: Ministry of Economy
Head of Cyber & Homeland Security Sector, Israel Innovation Authority
ey-logo Name: Tal Mozes | Company: EY
Title: Partner & Hacktics Leader
intel-logo Name: Jacob Mendel | Company: Intel
Title: General Manager Cyber Security COE
cisco-logo Name: Elad Simsolo | Company: Cisco Systems
Title: General Manager
harman-logo Name: Saar Dickman | Company: Harman
Title: Vice President & Serial Entrepreneur

The winner is PayKey, a secure payment app. PayKey’s advanced technology enables secure peer-to-peer payments on the most frequently-used social and messaging applications. It is compatible with major banks and has already seen some early successes.

Second prize winner was Secret Double Octopus – the world’s first security solution that operates without encrypted keys or certificates.

This event is part of a series with the next event planned to be in either London or Barcelona in the beginning of 2017. If you are interested in participating as a sponsor, speaker or wish to be part of of this event please contact: sascha@transfotech.com