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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.

Go behind the scenes of year one at Avertro