The AWS & Crowdstrike Cybersecurity Accelerator will support EMEA-based cybersecurity startups and provide entrepreneurs with technical expertise and potential funding.

AWS and Crowdstrike accelerator programme

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Texas-based cybersecurity technology corporation Crowdstrike and Seattle-based cloud computing company Amazon Web Services (AWS) have announced the 22 startups selected for their joint accelerator programme.

The AWS & Crowdstrike Cybersecurity Accelerator will support cybersecurity startups in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). The chosen startups will receive customised mentorship, partnership opportunities and technical expertise from the AWS Startup Loft Accelerator programme. Startups will also receive funding from Crowdstrike’s investment vehicle, Crowdstrike Falcon Fund.

The selected 22 startups include Raito, Seal Security and Illustria.

The AWS & Crowdstrike Cybersecurity Accelerator will provide startups with a free 10-week equity-free programme that provides access to industry experts and cybersecurity global investors. Entrepreneurs will also gain $25,000 in AWS Activate Credits.

Founded in 2021, AWS Startup Loft Accelerator helps startups build and scale innovation solutions for the space industry. The unit has 20 companies in its portfolio including Ordaos, Clyn and Nessle.

The Crowdstrike Falcon Fund was founded in 2019. It is an early-stage investment fund in partnership with VC firm Accel. It invests in seed and series A startups. Investments include Chronosphere, Aemit and Silk Security.

“We are thrilled to partner with AWS to share tech expertise, best practices and business-critical resources for the next-generation of cybersecurity innovators building on AWS and the Falcon platform,” said Daniel Bernard, chief business officer at Crowdstrike, in a release.