Mission Impacts

Cyacomb will use the support to scale up its operations, explore new markets, and continue the push for an online world where no harmful digital content can be hidden or shared.

About Cyacomb

Cyacomb was founded in 2016 by entrepreneur Ian Stevenson and former police forensics analyst Bruce Ramsay. The company was established out of a research project at Edinburgh Napier University with an aim to create new technology to make the online world a safer place.

Today, along with a growing team of technical and other experts, Cyacomb continues to develop groundbreaking technology that pinpoints harmful content at its source. This helps law enforcement, social media and messaging companies quickly and thoroughly find, block and remove illegal images and videos. 

Cyacomb is a founding partner of the Online Safety Tech Industry Association (OSTIA), the UK’s first industry body bringing together industry experts, aligned companies and advisory bodies to tackle online safety issues. 

"Cyacomb is at the forefront of tech development in Scotland. They perfectly align with our mission to harness innovation. Their software is delivering real, tangible benefits to society both in detecting harmful content, but also reducing trauma as officers no longer have to trawl through hours of offensive images – it’s all done quickly and efficiently with their software."
Jane Reoch
Executive Director - Investments, Scottish National Investment Bank

Key Information

Key Mission
Harnessing Innovation

Amount Invested

Alignment to the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals

All of the investments the Bank makes support the UN's Sustainable Development Goals. This investment supports the goals below:

GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-being
Goal 3

Good Health and Well-being

GOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
Goal 9

Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

GOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions
Goal 16

Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Key quotes

Ian Stevenson, CEO of Cyacomb said: “Our forensics products help law enforcement find evidence fast, speeding investigations and supporting prompt safeguarding actions for children and the wider community.

We are now turning our attention up-stream too, tackling one of society’s most pressing issues – the rising levels of child sexual abuse material being shared in our increasingly encrypted online world.

“The Bank’s support will ensure we are able to grow as a business, introduce our software to more organisations and ultimately protect children and improve online safety.”   

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