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Darktrace ninth in top 1,000 list of Europe’s fastest growing companies


By Paul Brackley


Darktrace has been ranked ninth in the FT 1000: Europe’s Fastest Growing Companies list.

Poppy Gustafsson, CEO of Darktrace, at the Billion Pound Scale-Up Challenge event at The Bradfield Centre. Picture: Keith Heppell
Poppy Gustafsson, CEO of Darktrace, at the Billion Pound Scale-Up Challenge event at The Bradfield Centre. Picture: Keith Heppell

The Cambridge company, which uses AI for cyber defence, has recorded phenomenal revenue growth of 4,829 per cent between 2014 and 2017, the period covered by the list. Its staffing numbers grew by 568 to 618 in 2017, when it secured 36.1 million euros in revenue.

Poppy Gustafsson, CEO of Darktrace, said: “To secure a top 10 position in the FT 1000: Europe’s Fastest Growing Companies is testament to the fact that AI is now the cornerstone of cyber defence. As attacks get faster and more furious, and the cyber skills gap only gets wider, we are excited to continue pushing the boundaries of what it is possible to achieve with AI.”

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