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At Avertro we believe that everyone should be empowered to understand their cyber-why, so they can make informed choices about their cyber safety. That’s why we’ve created products that translate cyber in a normalised way bringing science to cyber storytelling.

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Our Story

When Founder and CEO, Ian Yip was the CTO for McAfee Asia Pacific, his conversations with leaders revolved around the key challenges they were facing. The one common thread, was the disconnect between the cyber team and everyone else, particularly with the executive layer. Organisations continue to struggle with aligning the tracks. The promise of GRC technology was to address this. The reality is, organisations still need spreadsheets and consultants. Armed with this frustration, Ian felt compelled to make it happen. By starting Avertro.

Avertro was founded in September 2019 and launched out of the Antler program as part of their first cohort in Sydney.

The company subsequently landed its first commercial deal, graduated from the CyRise cybersecurity accelerator in mid-2020, raised investment from a coalition of venture firms and angel investors, and has grown significantly since.

The team continues to work on the core issues at hand, iterating diligently towards being the cybersecurity headquarters and world's first Cyber Management Decision System (MDS) that helps leaders manage the business of cyber using defensible insights to determine what's essential.

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Meet the Team

Ian Yip
Ian Yip
Founder/CEO
Jamie Norton
Jamie Norton
Advisory Board
Nigel Hedges
Nigel Hedges
Advisory Board
Gerry Chng
Gerry Chng
Advisory Board
Kirit Kundu
Kirit Kundu
Technology
Syaf Djamil
Syaf Djamil
Engineering/UX
Priyal Bhosale
Priyal Bhosale
Product
Sophia Pace
Sophia Pace
Marketing
Anirudh Manchanda
Anirudh Manchanda
Engineering
Farrell Tirtadinata
Farrell Tirtadinata
Business Solutions
Rajiv Faleiro
Rajiv Faleiro
Cyber/Customer
Zoe Zheng
Zoe Zheng
QA/Engineering
Olivia Conlon
Olivia Conlon
Cyber
Sandhya Jadhav
Sandhya Jadhav
Quality Assurance
Harshal Dnyansagar
Harshal Dnyansagar
Cyber
Yuhang Yang
Yuhang Yang
Engineering
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Investors

Antler is a global early-stage VC that builds and invests in groundbreaking technology companies. Antler aims to create thousands of companies globally by selecting the world’s most brilliant and determined people, helping them find the right co-founder, and investing in them.

Black Nova Group exists to empower the next generation of iconic, tech startups, injecting capital and services into businesses looking to scale. Black Nova Group operates in Australia and Europe, united by one goal; supporting great founders with ambitious dreams to achieve their potential.

CyRise is an investor, supporter and champion of cybersecurity startups in the Asia Pacific. A Melbourne based cybersecurity venture accelerator, CyRise is funded by NTT and Deakin University, offering a 4-month accelerator program for cybersecurity startup companies and their founders.

SpringCapital is an Australian Venture Capital firm investing in high-tech companies, and operates as an Investment Club and ESVCLP Fund. SpringCapital's mission is to help club members grow their wealth by presenting them with opportunities to invest in deals with excellent risk / return characteristics.

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