February 16, 2024 News 5 min read

PRESS RELEASE: KYND secures new funding to advance cyber risk management


Verisk and KYND Press Release 1

KYND, a leading provider of cyber risk management solutions, has today officially disclosed a substantial investment in the business to propel expansion and further growth.

The investment comes from Verisk, a leading global data analytics and technology provider, and existing backer BGF, one of the largest and most experienced growth capital investors in the UK and Ireland.

Founded in 2018 by Andy Thomas and Melanie Hayes, KYND has developed a cyber risk monitoring platform designed to deliver instantaneous and continuous insights into the cyber risk profile of any organisation. Offering actionable, and transparent cyber risk intelligence KYND supports informed and rapid decision- making across the cyber eco system.

The business has been recognised as one of the most innovative and powerful global cyber risk management solutions. Recent award wins in 2023 include “Cyber Security Product of the Year” at the Risk Management Awards and ‘Cyber Risk Management Solutions Provider’ at the Fintech Awards.

Since securing its Series A funding in early 2022 from BGF, KYND has extended its comprehensive suite of cutting-edge products and industry focussed solutions which are used by leading insurers and brokers, such as Beazley, Howden, and Alliant, and private equity firms such as Phoenix Equity Partners. KYND has also successfully expanded into the US with a dedicated team now based in Austin, Texas.

KYND will use the new investment from BGF and Verisk to further support its global growth plans, as well as continuing to develop transformative cyber risk technology.

Andy Thomas, CEO and Founder of KYND, said: “The threat of cybercrime is rising; attacks are now a question of “when” not “if” and the risk of these occurring has knock-on effects across the broader landscape. At KYND, we are committed to creating best-in-class, efficient and insight-rich tools that not only remove complexity & jargon, making cyber risks easy to identify, monitor and remediate but also enable rapid decision making in this dynamic ecosystem. We are excited to continue working with BGF and look forward to welcoming the Verisk team as we execute on our ambitious growth plans.”

Rowan Bird, Investor at BGF, said: “KYND has developed an industry-leading platform that provides actionable insights on cyber risk posture. The business has demonstrated impressive growth and this new investment demonstrates our belief in the long-term potential of the company as it continues to scale.”

Verisk’s investment in the business provides an exit for CPP, a UK based provider of assistance and insurance products, which has backed the business since 2018.

Tim Rayner, President of Specialty Business Solutions at Verisk, said: “Helping our clients address the risks associated with cyber events is one way we build resilience for the global insurance industry. We are excited to support KYND and find new ways of working together in support of Verisk’s clients in the global insurance market.”

About KYND

KYND is on a mission to make complex cyber risks easy to understand and manage. KYND’s pioneering technology makes assessing, understanding, and managing cyber risks easier and quicker than ever before.

KYND’s unparalleled cyber-risk analysis and management tools enable its customers to make fast, accurate and prioritised decisions. They remove complexity, provide instant insight into cyber risk exposure and help reduce exposure with continuous monitoring and alerts.

For more information about KYND, visit: https://www.kynd.io/

For press enquiries, contact: press@kynd.io

● Follow KYND on LinkedIn @KYNDCyber

● Follow KYND on Twitter @KYNDcyber

About BGF

BGF was set up in 2011 and has invested £3.9 billion in over 560 companies, making it the most active investor in the UK. BGF is a minority, non-controlling equity partner with a patient outlook on investments, based on shared long-term goals with the management teams it backs. BGF invests in growing businesses in the UK and Ireland through its network of 16 offices.

See: www.bgf.co.uk.

About Verisk

Verisk (Nasdaq: VRSK) is a leading strategic data analytics and technology partner to the global insurance industry. It empowers clients to strengthen operating efficiency, improve underwriting and claims outcomes, combat fraud and make informed decisions about global risks, including climate change, extreme events, ESG and political issues. Through advanced data analytics, software, scientific research and deep industry knowledge, Verisk helps build global resilience for individuals, communities and businesses. With teams across more than 20 countries, Verisk consistently earns certification by Great Place to Work and fosters an inclusive culture where all team members feel they belong. For more, visit Verisk.com and the Verisk Newsroom.

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