Cipher: The Cybersecurity Accelerator Program


About Cipher

Cipher is amongst India’s first specialised cybersecurity accelerator. At Cipher, we support cybersecurity entrepreneurs with the capital, connections, experience, and expertise that only a specialized security firm can. 

We have created an innovative accelerator model to help entrepreneurs build and scale up their cybersecurity ventures. During the 4 month mentor and corporate-driven program, Cipher will work on everything from refining the idea to finding product-market fit, honing on a target market, to engaging with customers. We will help companies prepare for fundraising and connect them with corporate partners and investors during the course of the program. Moreover, the shortlisted startups will receive funding upto INR 1.5CR along with other perks and services. This paves the way for the potential to obtain follow-up funding post Demo Day. Also, startups receive immense support and inspiration from our network of 200+ GAN partners.


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Who we are looking for?

This program is for seed-stage start-ups and we are looking for innovative and disruptive companies with cybersecurity solutions.

  1. Early Stage/ Seed Startups:
    We are looking for startups who have some traction to show their proof of concept
  2. Area of Interest :
    Our focus areas include (but not limited to):
  •                                                IOT Security
  •                                               Mobile Security
  •                                               Fintech Security
  •                          Advanced Phishing Attacks Prevention
  •                          Automation on Compliance Enforcement

  • 3. Location
  • Our co-working space is located in Gurugram. We prefer if all founders participate in person, in Gurugram, for the duration of the program, however, it’s not compulsory.