About 18 months ago I started working with a team at Edinburgh Napier University on a project in Digital Forensics. Today we have announced that we’ve completed the process of creating spinout company Cyan Forensics, raising £240,000 in seed investment with a further £100,000 SMART:Scotland support from Scottish Enterprise. There is of course a press release for the story.
From a more personal point of view, after nearly seven years working as a consultant through Salient Point I’m moving on to take a full-time role as CEO at Cyan Forensics.
The last seven years has been amazing. I have had the opportunity to work with brilliant people on really exciting companies. I hope I have made a contribution to the progress of all of them, and it’s wonderful to watch as they continue to grow and develop. I’ll really miss the variety of this work, and the huge range of entrepreneurs I worked with along the way.
I’m really excited about Cyan Forensics too. We have a great commercial opportunity, I’m really looking forward to working with the team we’ve put together, and we are doing something with benefit to society too. Our first products will help police officers working in Child Sexual Exploitation and Counter Terrorism do their jobs faster, and that has to be a good thing.
I still expect to blog here from time to time, and Ruth will still be doing market research for Salient Point, so Salient Point isn’t disappearing entirely. However…
My focus now is building and growing Cyan Forensics. Wish me luck!