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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 normalized 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. Organizations continue to struggle with aligning the tracks. The promise of GRC technology was to address this. The reality is, organizations 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 cybersecurity headquarters and world's first All-in-One Cyber and AI Governance platform that helps leaders manage the business of cyber.

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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
Anirudh Manchanda
Anirudh Manchanda
Engineering
Farrell Tirtadinata
Farrell Tirtadinata
Solutions
Olivia Conlon
Olivia Conlon
Security
Liam Whaley
Liam Whaley
Solutions
Swarna Ghoorahoo
Swarna Ghoorahoo
Security
Matt Sutton
Matt Sutton
Security
Olivia Monteiro
Olivia Monteiro
Growth
Xaviour Greenhalgh
Xaviour Greenhalgh
Engineering
Namhyeon Lee
Namhyeon Lee
Engineering
Khoi To
Khoi To
Engineering
Yuhang Yang
Yuhang Yang
Engineering
Chris Mooney
Chris Mooney
Engineering
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Key Investors and Supporters

Black Nova VC believes there is significant upside to investing in startups creating exceptional solutions to common everyday problems. Problems that are a thorn in the side of progress in tech-enabled sectors such as; the future of work, governance, regulatory, security and productivity.

Antler is the investor backing the world’s most driven founders, from day zero to greatness. Founded on the belief that people innovating is the key to building a better future, Antler partners with exceptional founders globally to launch and scale startups that address meaningful challenges.

CyRise is an investor, supporter and champion of cyber security startups in the Asia Pacific. Funded by Deakin University, CyRise offers a 3-month accelerator program for cyber security startup founders, along with week-long bootcamps, community events and ongoing founder support.

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 investors grow their wealth via opportunities to invest in deals with excellent risk / return characteristics.

Tampa Bay Wave has evolved into Florida's #1 Accelerator and tech startup support organization, with a mission to help entrepreneurs transform innovative ideas into real-world solutions and scalable businesses, thus fueling important change in Tampa Bay and communities everywhere.

Denver Economic Development and Opportunity (DEDO), part of the City and County of Denver Government, is creating an economy that works for everyone. They work to ensure the success of Denver’s economy is shared by residents, businesses, and neighborhoods.

Austrade’s Landing Pads are a network of specialized programs to support Australian technology companies to expand globally. These programs are delivered in collaboration with partners deeply embedded in their local tech ecosystems. They are part of Austrade’s services to Australian business.

Investment NSW fosters a strong economy, attracting local and international investment to help businesses find new export markets. Working across key industries, the aim is to reinforce NSW’s global position as a safe and attractive place to do business.

Recent Blog

In the Heart of Cybersecurity: Insights from my First RSA Conference

In the Heart of Cybersecurity: Insights from my First RSA Conference

Last week marked a significant milestone in my career as I had the opportunity to attend the 2024 RSA Conference, a cornerstone event in the cybersecurity world, held annually in the city of San Francisco. As a first-timer venturing beyond the shores of Australia, I found myself immersed in a whirlwind of innovation and thought-provoking discussions alongside over 41,000 attendees from across the globe.

Navigating the AI Governance Landscape with Avertro

Navigating the AI Governance Landscape with Avertro

The advent of generative AI has been nothing short of a revolution, embedding itself deeply into the fabric of almost every industry. From healthcare innovations to financial services, generative AI has unlocked new potentials, made processes more efficient, and sometimes, even redefined the way businesses operate. However, as organizations embrace these advancements, they also grapple with significant challenges, particularly in managing cybersecurity risks and ensuring regulatory compliance. Herein lies the crucial role of AI governance—a framework not just for leveraging AI's capabilities but doing so securely and ethically. This is where Avertro, a pioneering solution provider, comes into play, offering robust tools and insights to navigate the complex landscape of AI governance.

How to Effectively Implement AI Governance

How to Effectively Implement AI Governance

In the rapidly evolving landscape of artificial intelligence (AI), the significance of AI governance has never been more pronounced. Following our exploration of AI governance's crucial role in cybersecurity, it's imperative to address how organizations can practically implement these governance frameworks. Effective AI governance ensures AI technologies are used ethically, securely, and efficiently, safeguarding data and aligning AI initiatives with organizational values. This blog aims to demystify the process of implementing AI governance, providing a roadmap for organizations ready to navigate this essential journey.

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