Episode 244 – Cybersecurity startup 6clicks sets sights as the next Australian unicorn – Interview with Founder & CEO

Interview with Anthony Stevens, Founder and CEO of 6clicks. We speak with Anthony following the recent close of a $5M capital raise and setting out ot be the next Australian unicorn.

With plans for rapid global expansion, 6clicks raised the A$5 million from a consortium of Australian business leaders including Luke Sayers, Founder and Executive Chairman at Sayers and the former CEO of PwC. This funding now brings the total investment in 6clicks to A$7.7 Million since launching mid-2019. This new funding will be directed at global expansion, product development and customer success. Steve Nola, the former CEO of billion-dollar I.T. services giant NTT Limited Australia has been appointed to the 6clicks board of directors.

Following recent expansions into the U.K. and the U.S. and with partnerships secured with leading advisory firms globally, 6clicks is trusted by a range of private, government, listed and global customers.

Software-as-a-Service platform 6clicks streamlines risk and compliance for businesses of all sizes. It includes the ‘full-stack’ of governance, risk and compliance (GRC) functionality, baked-in regulations, control sets, risk libraries and assessment templates, a mobile app for team risk reviews, and 6clicks Pulse® for risk-related news, events and employee sharing. 6clicks is also white-labelled by advisory firms to drive efficiency with their service delivery and provide innovation to delight their clients.

What makes 6clicks a leader is its unique integration of content, functionality and world-first artificial intelligence engine called Hailey™, which follows PhD-led research over 18 months. Right now, Hailey automates compliance mapping between regulations delivering gains of up to 14x in time-saving over manual alternatives.

6clicks CEO Anthony Stevens commented, “We are looking at a global market of over U$31 billion expected to reach U$88 billion by 2027. Some of the leading brands globally have trusted our software, and we are rapidly expanding. Our investment in artificial intelligence, new functionality and integrated content will continue throughout 2021 accelerating the value customers realise using 6clicks.

6clicks chairman, Ian Buddery commented, “This has been a remarkable period of achievement for 6clicks, with not only rapid subscriber growth but also an oversubscribed investment round and the appointment of one of Australia’s most experienced and highly regarded technology executives to our board.

New 6clicks non-executive director, Steve Nola, said, “I’m delighted to join the board of 6clicks and see 6clicks as a company that can redefine markets with a platform that delivers better risk and compliance outcomes for businesses and advisors.

For the full interview and including a cross to the US for discussion on Application-led Security and an AppSec Market Update -visit https://mysecuritymarketplace.com/av-media/mysec-tv-live-founder-of-6clicks-then-cross-to-appsec-market-insights/.

Additional guests are Gregg Ostrowski, Regional CTO at AppDynamics, part of Cisco and Stephen Elliot, Program Vice President, Management Software and DevOps with IDC Research.

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