Ministry of Defence contracts swiftscale for Markets Insights Service

By working with swiftscale, the MoD position themselves as a progressive organisation that recognises the potential of scaleup technology to future-proof themselves. Other organisations using swiftscale to drive transformation through scaleup collaboration include Coca-Cola European Partners, Govia Thameslink Railway, Macquarie Group and NatWest Group.

The swiftscale relationship will extend the MoD’s reach into the global scaleup ecosystem as they look for fundamental technologies to get the most out of their critical infrastructure, people and processes.

“It’s extremely encouraging to see institutions like the Ministry of Defence embracing the potential of scaleup technology. Their work is absolutely essential for the future prosperity and security of the UK. My team and I are proud to be playing a small part in their mission to mobilise, modernise and transform.”

Alexander Sainty, Co-Founder and CEO of swiftscale

Through swiftscale, the Ministry of Defence will augment their scaleup scouting capabilities and extend their reach into both the UK and global scaleup communities to drive their digital transformation agenda. In turn, swiftscale’s scaleup network benefits from exposure to the senior leadership at the MoD.

“swiftscale provides a markets insights service for the Ministry of Defence which inform a range of stakeholders about startups, technological products and innovative services. Such insights assist the Defence Digital Innovation team’s work to support rapid acquisition and deployment of new technology”

Ben Parish, Head of Innovation, Defence Digital


swiftscale’s unique model for startup <> corporate collaboration enables senior executives to easily plug into the startup ecosystem and stay up to date with relevant, enterprise-ready innovation. We maintain a unique database of over 650 globally sourced, heavily vetted scaleups (fast-growth startups) and specialise in constructive innovation; emerging technologies that can protect a large enterprise, improve its processes and productivity or enhance its products or services.

The company’s network of business leaders includes CEOs and other c-suite from some of the world’s largest companies, including over 40% of the FTSE100. Examples of scaleups it has supported include Tessian, a tool to prevent staff from being caught out by phishing emails and identified as a ‘future unicorn’, C2FO, a company that has raised almost $400million and the creator of the first market for working capital, and Peak AI, awarded ‘Rising Star Partner of the Year 2019’ by AWS.

Ministry of Defence

Defence Digital is a part of Strategic Command and has an important role within the Ministry of Defence in the age of information warfare. Led by the Chief Information Officer (CIO) the Defence Digital organisation is responsible for making sure that effective digital and information technology is put into the hands of the military and business front line. The Innovation team have a critical role in driving rapid technological adoption through engagement with stakeholders in industry, government, academia and partner nations. The work of the team supports defensive cyber strategy, capability development, acquisition and policy.

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We help business leaders to easily plug into the scaleup ecosystem and stay up to date with relevant innovation that could positively impact their people and processes.