Don't miss your chance to attend cybersecurity pitches & B2B meetings!

15 June 2021

The European Cyber Security Organisation (ECSO), together with the National Cybersecurity Centre of Portugal (CNCS), ScaleUp Porto, Bright Pixel, Maxive and S21sec, have the pleasure of inviting you to the 9th edition of the Cyber Investor Days, scheduled on 15-16 June 2021 in Porto, Portugal.

The most promising European cybersecurity startups and SMEs will have a chance to pitch their innovative cybersecurity solutions and hold B2B meetings with the leading investors and corporates from Europe and beyond. 9th Cyber Investor Days will be organised as a virtual event, allowing remote attendance.

Two best cybersecurity companies participating in the Porto edition of the Cyber Investor Days will be nominated to compete for the ECSO’s European Cybersecurity STARtup Award. Nominees will be selected by the local jury. During the final ceremony of the Award, nominated companies will pitch in front of the European jury and will have a unique opportunity to present themselves to high-level investors, corporate executives and cybersecurity experts. For more information, click here.

FOR STARTUPS & SMEs. To be selected for the pitches and B2B meetings, European cybersecurity start-ups and SMEs are invited to send their applications to ECSO ( DEADLINE: Monday, 26 April 2021, midnight CETUPDATE #1: Deadline extended to Monday, 3 May 2021, midnight CET. 

Your application should include a duly completed application and a 5-7 slides pitch deck. The application form is available here (Word file). More information about the application process can be found in the application guidelines, available here (PDF file).

FOR INVESTORS & CORPORATES.  Registration is now open here


Following the Selection Committee meeting for the 9th Cyber Investor Days, we are pleased to announce the list of selected companies that you will have a chance to meet at virtual pitches and B2B meetings:

eID Easy (Estonia)
Hackuity (France)
Keyless (United Kingdom)
LocateRisk (Germany)
Lupovis (United Kingdom)
MIRACL (United Kingdom)
Probely (Portugal)
Quantum Optics Jena (Germany)
Scaled Access (Belgium)
Snowpack (France)
WalliD (Portugal)

Cybersecurity companies invited to attend B2B meetings:

Constella Intelligence (Spain/United States)
IoT Inspector (Germany)
Vawlt (Portugal)


Tuesday, 15 June, 15:00-17:15 

9th CYBER INVESTOR DAYS will be opened with the high-level workshop on ‘The Costs of Inaction: What if EU misses its chance to develop an attractive ecosystem for cybersecurity investments?’ The discussion will take place among the renowned cybersecurity experts, investors and policy makers, including:

  • André de Aragão Azevedo, Secretary of State for Digital Transition, The Government of Portugal
  • Luigi Rebuffi, Secretary General, European Cyber Security Organisation (ECSO)
  • Ali Kumcu, Head of Cyber Services and Innovation, Munich Re
  • Carlos Alberto Silva, Managing Director, Sonae-IM
  • Jelena Matone, Senior Head, CISO & OpRisk, European Investment Bank (EIB) & President, Luxembourg Chapter of Women4Cyber Foundation
  • Philipp Amann, Head of Strategy, European Cybercrime Centre, Europol
  • Mario Beccia, Head, Strategic Support, Office of the CIO at NATO
  • Simon Church, CEO, Maxive
  • Judith Wunschik, CISO, Siemens Energy
  • David Malo, European Innovation Council Director, European Commission’s Directorate General for Research and Innovation (invited)

The last two editions of the ECSO's CYBER INVESTOR DAYS were organised as all-virtual events and proved to be a great success – the record number of investors and corporates attended the event, more than 200 virtual B2B meetings were held.

ECSO cybersecurity business matchmaking events are designed to cover different investment phases, ranging from seed to strategic investment and M&A, as well as to give exposure to potential corporate customers and business partners. 

More information about the previous editions of the CYBER INVESTOR DAYS can be found here.

About ECSO and its Partners

European Cyber Security Organisation (ECSO)

European Cyber Security Organisation (ECSO) is a non-for-profit organisation, established in 2016. ECSO unites more than 260 European cybersecurity stakeholders, including large companies, SMEs and start-ups, research centres, universities, end-users, operators, associations, as well as regional and national administrations. ECSO works with its members and partners to develop a competitive European cybersecurity ecosystem providing trusted cybersecurity solutions and advancing Europe’s cybersecurity posture and its technological independence.


National Cybersecurity Centre of Portugal (CNCS)

The Portuguese National Cybersecurity Centre (CNCS) was created in October 2014 within the National Security Office. The CNCS aims to help ensure that citizens and businesses use cyberspace in a free, reliable and secure way. CNCS develops its mission with the goal of contributing to a free, reliable, and secure use of the cyberspace of national interest. As an operational coordinator and national authority on cybersecurity issues for government institutions, operators of national critical infrastructures, operators of essential services and digital services providers, the CNCS also carries its activity to society in general.


ScaleUp Porto

ScaleUp Porto was launched as a collective effort to develop a sustainable entrepreneurship ecosystem in the city of Porto. A strategy developed by the Municipality of Porto together with the local stakeholders as the first step of a coordinated program which is included in a broader municipal strategy for innovation and competitiveness.

Bright Pixel

Bright Pixel is a project that was born in April 2016 with the aim of investing in technological projects. It is an investment vehicle, which has several mechanisms through which it actively supports and invests in technological early-stage projects.



S21Sec is a leading European cybersecurity pure player, with more than 410 security experts and offices and a global MultiSOC distributed in 4 physical locations. S21Sec works with its clients globally to enable their business transformation by managing their cybersecurity risks and protecting our client’s people and assets. We can cover the organisation’s needs across all the NIST Framework, from Defining their Cybersecurity Strategy to Responding to the most complex cybersecurity incidents.


Maxive Cybersecurity

Maxive Cybersecurity is a cybersecurity pure player with over 530 specialists providing services for more than 600 customers in Iberia, Benelux, Latam and North Africa. Maxive leverages a rich heritage of innovation, via the market-leading cybersecurity brands S21sec in Iberia and Excellium in the Benelux, which combined drives the development of solutions to the world’s toughest cybersecurity challenges. We are an industry-leading managed security service provider with a highly differentiated threat intelligence capability. We can cover the organisation’s needs across all of the NIST Framework, from defining their cybersecurity strategy to responding to the most complex incident; partnering with our clients throughout their cybersecurity journey.