Cyber Security Entrepreneurship (for Women in Security)
Cyber Security Entrepreneurship -
Women in Security (WiS)
Copyright KnewStart, 2014
Who is Jane Frankland?
• Grew my 1st company to 7-
figures in 2-years. Then I did it
a 2nd time, 5 years later.
• I was 27-years old, had no
start-up capital, no experience
in cyber security & had a
family along the way – 3 kids.
• Having sold it, I’ve now got a
global consultancy & I help
businesses and consultants
with cyber security, influence
• THE ECONOMY - financial crisis.
• Pensions – people have NOT retired & having to
work for longer.
• Fewer jobs.
• Fierce competition.
• Will there be a pension when you retire?
• What about having a family?
State of the economy
In 2013 there were 12m graduates in the UK – a steady increase in the UK
over the past decade. Research suggests that the gap in gender pay
expectations among graduates has increased by 44% since 2003
• 46 applications for 1
graduate job vacancy.
• Or, 160 applications
at the top companies
Half of recent graduates
are in non-graduate jobs
Daily Mail, June 2013.
£14,000 per year for childcare (net)
Women are delaying having children or not returning to
work after having them
Solution: create your own jobs!
If the mountain will not come to Mahomet, Mahomet
must go to the mountain
2 pieces of good news
You’re in technology & business is changing
• Thanks to technology including social networking
business is changing.
• Two things are happening:
• World driven on purpose instead of money.
• Advancements in technology to support this.
• Entrepreneur revolution is occurring.
• There’s never been an easier & cheaper time to startup.
There’s never been a better
time for women
Dalai Lama said, “The world will be saved by the Western Woman.”
• When women succeed in business the gender gap closes
& this has huge implications for the global economy:
• GDP increases by:
• 9% in the US
• 13% for Europe
• 16% for Japan (Goldman Saachs report).
• There’s more diversity in the workforce, more
contributions to charities & more support of local
Blinding you with stats
• 4.9m private companies in the UK.
• 95% are under 9 employees.
• 1.5m sole trading women of the 3.3m sole traders.
• c.300,000 are started & c.3,500 insolvencies per year.
• The growth of start-ups is astonishing.
Top 5 tech entrepreneurs
(est. net worth)
1. Mark Zuckerberg, 28, Facebook - $10.1 bn.
2. Dustin Moskovitz, 28, Facebook & Asana - $5.1 bn.
3. Adam D'Angelo, 27, Facebook & Quora - $680 m.
4. Kevin Systrom, 27, Instagram - $470 m.
5. Drew Houston, 29, Dropbox - $600 m.
5 cyber security businesses
1. Next Generation Software sold to NCC Group for
£10 m. in 2008.
2. Integralis sold to NTT for £64 m. in 2009.
3. McAfee sold to Intel for $7 bn. in 2010.
4. ContextIS sold to Babcock – £32 m. in 2013.
5. Mandiant sold to FireEye - $1 bn. in 2014.
What can you do?
• Seize upon the emerging
prosperity that’s going on in
• Silicon Roundabout, East
• Multi million pound
investment from the
government, Microsoft, KPMG
and Google, (‘Google Campus'
community project is also
Startup events & support
• Silicon Roundabout Meetup (Google this).
• Silicon Milkroundabout’s annual tech startup fair is being
held in London on 11-12 May.
• Warwick's Kick Startup Careers Fair is on 2 May.
• James Caan’s government-sponsored startup loans for
• Startup acceleration programs such as Entrepreneur
First, Princes Trust & Startup Britain.
• To future proof your
income improve your
creativity & social skills.
Take action: contact me