Ripjar in the News

The 2017 Cool Vendor research recognises companies that “let business users find and explain insights automatically, build analytic models and uncover relationships in unstructured data.”

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Historically, the UK has struggled to found cybersecurity companies but that has recently started to turn change…

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Data intelligence startup Ripjar has secured an additional £3.75m in funding…

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The UK’s cyber security community is growing, with investment coming from VCs, accelerators and government

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Increased investor interest in AI startups – from around 10 deals in Q1’11 to over 120 in Q2’16 – can be attributed to recent advances in machine learning algorithms, particularly “deep learning” technology
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“If there’s a more discrete British startup than Cheltenham-based data intelligence outfit Ripjar it would be difficult to imagine what it is.”

“… There will be no going back now – the secret is out there”

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“The aggregation of data is paramount to joining the dots and exposing criminal behaviour,” says Tom Griffin, the company’s CEO. “This is similar to the commercial world”

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“Our means for gathering data have largely outstripped our tools for analyzing that data. The result is a mountain of unstructured and largely inaccessible information gathered from social media, app permissions, website cookies and hardware and software service agreements. There’s gold in that mountain, but you need the right tools to get at it…..”

” Ripjar uses deep learning networks and natural language processing to analyze a company’s internal data along with data from social media, news feeds and web pages. …”

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Historically, the UK has struggled to found cybersecurity companies but that has recently started to turn change…

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“startups leading the way in developing and applying Deep Learning, so I decided to pick out the eighteen highest ranked companies in this emerging field from the VentureRadar database”…..

” The Ripjar product set allows  to monitor, analyse and explore blended datasets in a coherent manner.”

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At the end of a week when we’ve been looking at the development of artificial intelligence (AI), we examine how effective computers can be in tracking suspected sex offenders – or terrorists.

The head of MI5 told us this week that the terrorist threat is at its highest level since 9/11. Our security correspondent, Gordon Corera, has been hearing about one British company – founded by people with a background in government and intelligence – to see what its AI technology can do.

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“Today GCHQ acts as an intelligence and security organization responsible for providing signals intelligence and information assurance to the UK armed forces. It is also serving as a de facto training camp for budding tech entrepreneurs.

Take the case of Ripjar, one of the companies housed at CyLon. Its chief executive, Tom Griffin, previously worked for GCHQ; the four other co-founders worked in the defense sector before founding Ripjar. The company uses proprietary natural language processing, deep learning algorithms and visualization to monitor reams of data — including social media — to give clients real-time actionable information about everything from brand affinity to cyber threats.”

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“A group of universities has launched a brand-new event that aims to get university spin-outs and technology start-ups into some of the world’s biggest corporates….

…Already SETsquared’s Open Innovation programme, funded by the IPO, has seen success. Ripjar, part of SETsquared’s incubation programme, has had its advanced social media analysis software used by a large banking corporate as a direct result of the programme.

Tom Griffin, CEO of Ripjar, said: “The Open Innovation Programme enabled Ripjar to form a close relationship with a global institution, which would otherwise have not been possible.”

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“The CyLon London incubator was announced back in January, billing itself as Europe’s first dedicated cyber-security accelerator….

…Despite only selecting six teams, CyLon’s extra office space is not going begging — with two established security companies, Ripjar and SQR Systems, being invited and choosing to base themselves in the West London co-working space, alongside the selected entrepreneurs.”

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“Global investment in financial-technology (fintech) ventures tripled from $4.05 billion in 2013 to $12.2 billion in 2014, with Europe being the fastest growing region in the world, according to a new report by Accenture (NYSE:ACN). Last year, fintech investment increased at more than three times the rate of overall venture capital investment…

…Since the launch of the FinTech Innovation Lab London, the 14 companies that have passed through the program have raised more than $35 million in new investment, signed nearly 50 contracts to do business with banks and increased revenues by 170 percent. The 2015 Lab participants are: Atsora, Cytora, Duco, Pontus Networks, Ripjar, Torusware, and xWare42.”

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“The Gloucester base was frequently called a cyber ecosystem – referring to the large number of SMEs partnering Raytheon to pool their skills and resources for mutual benefit.

Not least among them at the launch was Ripjar, which used Apple TV to demonstrate the power of its software to interrogate the worldwide web and social media for patterns of behaviour, key influences, conversations and locations.”

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“The visit by the Prime Minister to Washington to discuss global security issues with President Obama saw a number of UK security firms attend and brief David Cameron…

…Those companies involved were: RepKnight, Digital Shadows, DarkTrace, Cambridge Intelligence, Deep-Secure, Ripjar, Garrison Technology, Panaseer, Titania, Certivox, Surevine and Cyblytic.

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“Ripjar’s platform provides real-time social media monitoring and data analysis using proprietary natural language processing, deep learning algorithms and visualizations…

…Financial institutions supporting FinTech Innovation Lab London include Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Barclays, Citi, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, HSBC, JPMorgan Chase, Lloyds Banking Group, Morgan Stanley, RBS and UBS. This year, Intesa Sanpaolo, Nationwide and Santander have also joined in support of the Lab.”

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“Alongside the likes of RBS, Lloyds, Barclays, Citi, HSBC and Goldman Sachs, Nationwide and Santander will mentor the seven startup companies – Atsora, Cytora, Duco, PontusVision, Ripjar, Torusware and xWare42 – to nurture new technologies for the financial services sector…

…Ripjar’s platform provides real-time social media monitoring and data analysis. Using proprietary natural language processing, deep learning algorithms and visualizations, Ripjar’s platform allows organisations to make sense of the growing number of external data sources.”

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“The seven finalists for the 2015 FinTech Innovation Lab have been announced, showcasing startups offering a range of technologies such as social media analysis, cloud data management and real-time geopolitical risk monitoring….

….Ripjar’s platform provides real-time social media monitoring and data analysis. Using proprietary natural language processing, deep learning algorithms and visualizations, Ripjar’s platform allows organisations to make sense of the growing number of external data sources.”

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