Protect you

Inclusive and responsible AI for everyone

Award-winning unbiased, NetZero focused AI finds the perfect bundle of technology, people, and processes to provide protection to everyone

We partner with governments and corporates to establish new or enhance existing marketplaces

Protect your

Award-winning ethical, fair and inclusive AI marketplace – sign up to solutions in a few clicks! Taking the pain away for Suppliers too, with quick, simple & fair sales

We partner with corporates and governments to establish new or enhance existing marketplaces

Security & beyond! Health, Defence, Agriculture, Finance, IoT and more

#ProtectBoxFamily * We’ve got your back…& let you give back

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Security & beyond! Developed our AI in cybersecurity, which we’re now adapting to wider protection… #MayTheProtectBoxBeWithYou

Find the perfect bundle of technology, people, and processes …for citizens, households, businesses, governments, smart cities and all!

Inclusive & approachable not just because we’re improving the process, but also because we’ve removed the bias in our AI and because we champion our users and hire outside the norm

‘less geek’ and ‘a family’ who’re not just our staff, but our customers, partners, investors and more

Funded and scaling founded in 2017 by portfolio career entrepreneur Kiran Bhagotra after she left her Security role in the UK government’s Cabinet Office/Foreign & Commonwealth Office, promoting UK security globally to put her “(little) money where her (big) mouth is” to bring “Security to all”. Two InnovateUK Grants later, we are scaling our AI4Good to help Build Back Better around the world…”Security & beyond….to all!”

Award-winning ethical, fair and inclusive AI marketplace

ProtectBox is the go-to platform for citizens, businesses, governments, smart cities looking for jargon-free AI bundles to protect themselves. Our award-winning, responsible AI is eliminating bias and creating a fair and inclusive marketplace for everyone.

We are a fairly priced marketplace, founded in 2017, by CEO, Kiran Bhagotra. After she left her Security role in the UK government’s Cabinet Office, Kiran realised businesses were spending huge amounts, but also getting a bad deal when buying security.

We don’t think that is fair, which is why we are transparent (showing Supplier prices online, not just referring you to a Supplier who could then increase their price) and in-line with the market. We offer you both in-direct and direct sales of Suppliers’ products/services to ensure the prices you see are market aligned.

We’re also not just about improving the process, but championing all of our customers to receive fairer deals. We are more approachable for you by hiring those that wouldn’t normally be seen as the norm for cybersecurity.

We’re ‘less geek’ and a family, who’re not just our staff, but our customers, partners, investors and more.

What's Important to Us

50% diversity targets
(ethnicity, skills, religion, orientation) for team hires and partners

Supporting Women
in AI, security, quantum and STE(A)M(P)

Sustainability built-in we show NetZero score on solutions we sell & developing this into a UN Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) management tool

Supporting global economies & COVID recovery by giving back to our users’ chosen COVID or sustainability cause, when they subscribe with us for a year *

Reducing bias in our AI by sourcing our training data from as wide as possible a range of partners & open data sources

* #ProtectBoxFamily

After a very difficult COVID year, where we’re all wanting to do more for our neighbours, businesses, environment, and our world. Why not make this year, the year you join the #ProtectBoxFamily

By using your purchases with us, to #GiveBack to your chosen COVID cause (from our range of partners) or #BuildBack to your chosen sustainable cause (from our range of partners)…by subscribing with us, for a year

Meet the team

Kiran Bhagotra

CEO / CTO / Founder

Emma Middleton

CMO

Ben Brabyn

COO (part-time)

Advisors

(Ad-hoc)

Developers

(Outsourced)

Interns

(Ad-hoc)

Kiran Bhagotra

CEO / CTO / Founder

All of Kiran’s career has been about winning hearts & minds, most recently managing UK govt bi-lateral & multi-lateral relations on cyber. Her prior consulting for founders industry & investment banking/VC & PE careers have given her the expertise to design products incl. writing ProtectBox’s award winning AI & managing developers who deliver it. Plus gave her the network to take them to market. This is Kiran’s third start-up bringing government, business and consumers together.

Career highlights include scuba diving the world for a year alone; co-ordinating #WeProtect (children against online exploitation) Summit; delivering Ministerial reviews on Critical National Infrastructure (CNI) resilience & machine learning digital redaction; Health (incl. Pandemics) lead for the Secretariat that managed the UK govt’s Cabinet Office Briefing Room (COBR) meetings between 2013-14; raising the 1st Socially Responsible Investment in South Africa supported by Archbishop Tutu for miner Lonmin & raising the 1st Indian infrastructure private equity fund at 3i. Selling lingerie & working as a nurse whilst training as a doctor. First Class honours degree & Jelf Medal for her BSc Mathematics & Management from the University of London.

Emma Middleton

CMO

Emma is our Sales and Customer Service Lead. Emma’s aim is to use her 25-year experience in marketing, business development, PR, sales, upskilling stakeholder staff and managing all social media channels to help create, launch and lead a unique supportive service for all of ProtectBox’s customers. She is excited to see how this service develops and evolves to help all our new customers in different ways as we launch a raft of new features in the future. Emma is passionate about helping businesses with security needs particularly during the coronavirus pandemic. She empathises with the challenges they are facing daily, having herself transitioned from a career in leisure/tourism to security during lockdown. She is understanding, friendly and always willing to help as all her customers will tell you!

Ben Brabyn

COO (part-time)

Ben helps companies grow by finding customers and investors, and by building engaged teams and strong scalable processes. He excels at combining vision with technological pragmatism. His experience is in technology, cybersecurity, fintech, real estate and government. He also holds Board roles. Kiran & Ben met at the start of ProtectBox’s journey when Ben ran fintech, cyber & retail hub Level39 in Canary Wharf, London. More recently, founder Kiran pledged 1% of ProtectBox to Ben’s https://genieshares.com/ which is bringing everyone a chance of ownership of growing companies. Making him our first investor. ‍ Ben previously founded, built, and sold an online payment business, and completed a contract for the UK government improving access to finance for UK startups and innovative companies. He brings together practical experience of entrepreneurship with deep understanding of policy and delivery. Before founding his own business, he was an officer in the Royal Marines Commandos and an investment banker with J.P. Morgan in the UK, USA and Middle East.

Advisors

(Ad-hoc)

All our Advisors have previously helped develop ProtectBox’s strategy, product, marketing, channels, amongst other functions. They continue to support on an on-going basis, as and when their time and portfolio careers allow, or the need arises. They include serial entrepreneurs, business, and defence/security experts.

Most recent of which is Nick Bray CBE who devised and automated ProtectBox’s global operations. He is now Chief Strategy Officer of a Satellite intelligence company and leads on innovation for a Defence & Security Consultancy. He also continues to serve as Air Commodore in the Royal Air Force Reserve, driving RAF innovation. Nick & Kiran worked together in UK government. A profile of accomplishment (albeit in other disciplines) common to the other Advisors.

Developers

(Outsourced)

10+ years coding experience
Government and Corporate contracts
Remote CTO for start-ups
Predominantly BAME teams

Interns

(Ad-hoc)

We have over the years taken on several batches of interns from https://www.hult.edu/, https://www.ulster.ac.uk/ & https://www.callutheran.edu/management/ who have done industry placements with us, as part of their studies. Open to similar initiatives in the same & other parts of the world

We have also interned ex-Forces career transitioners through AWS restart, as well as developing internal initiatives

Predominantly BAME and female teams

Our Story

Our founder, Kiran Bhagotra, is a third-time, successful entrepreneur. Kiran left her UK government role in the Cabinet Office promoting UK cyber globally to put her (little) money where her (big) mouth is’ to disrupt the unacceptable security gap for small and medium businesses globally.

Protection is a right we all deserve and we are making it a reality, by automating empowerment. Using an independent plug and play marketplace, global strategic alliances, regulation focus and sales analytics, our aim is to create a diverse and ethical AI marketplace for everyone.

Developed our AI in cybersecurity, which we’re now adapting to wider protection.

Idea

Mission and purpose

Partnerships

Partnerships

ProtectBox officially launched globally

Today

What's next

Idea

Mission and purpose

Partnerships

Partnerships

ProtectBox Officially Launched Globally

Today

What's next

How we're helping our partners

We're supporting our partners in building trust and confidence with our responsible AI across the following use cases and industries

Sage

Extended their product offering to include a security marketplace by showing link to our website. Integrated with their API to auto-pull customer data

GovTech / Smart Cities / Industrial IoT / Physical Security / OEMs

Repurpose our AI to automate Partner’s processes, policy / regulation & enhance existing marketplaces

Oracle

Extended their product offering to include a cybersecurity comparison marketplace App while keeping data localised

Financial Services / Insurer / Bank / Investor

Extended their product offering to include a security marketplace by showing link to our website. Integrated with their API to auto-pull customer data

Tech4Good / Health

Repurpose our AI to automate Partner’s processes, policy / regulation & enhance existing marketplaces

Professional Services / Telecom / Lawyer / Accountant

Bundle their existing products / services into our security marketplace. Repurpose our AI for their services

Circular Economy / Sustainability / AgriTech

Repurpose our AI to automate Partner’s processes, policy / regulation & enhance existing marketplaces

Genie Shares

Co-promotion of ProtectBox’s values, as part of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) of backers such as Salesforce & Google FIND OUT HOW



Sage


Extended their product offering to include a security marketplace by showing link to our website. Integrated with their API to auto-pull customer data
-Listing for us on Sage’s Marketplace. After Sage customer clicks on “Contact Us” on this page (on Sage’s website) the customer gets sent to our website
-Integration with Sage’s API software that auto-pulls Sage customer’s data (from customer invoices on Sage e.g. if and when anyone in customer’s firm bought cybersecurity, without customer having to be technical) into our questionnaire to help customers answer our questionnaire. Customer’s consent (/data privacy satisfaction), is auto-build into Sage’s API integration






GovTech / Smart Cities / Industrial IoT / Physical Security / OEMs


Repurpose our AI to automate Partner’s processes, policy / regulation & enhance existing marketplaces
- Add our ethical AI’s capabilities to existing marketplaces of hospitals, schools, energy, defence, OEMs, physical security vendors and all manner of infrastructure assets, to enhance their functionality
- Re-purpose our AI to make analysis / prediction from multiple surveillance systems, easier & smarter. To make assets or vendors’ existing solutions easier to use for their end-users
- Re-purpose our Recommendations dashboard to local/regional/national policy (decision-making/ supervisory) dashboards






Oracle


Extended their product offering to include a cybersecurity comparison marketplace App while keeping data localised
-Oracle customer portal contains a ProtectBox App that deploys a lite version of ProtectBox’s user interface
-All data stays within Oracle’s systems which is important for GDPR requirements as they are handling sensitive data including personal data.
-APIs to ProtectBox’s backend process the data.
-Creates value for Oracle’s customers by providing a new product service (cybersecurity comparison marketplace) without the customer needing to source a provider themselves and undertake due diligence.






Financial Services / Insurer / Bank / Investor


Extend their policies &/or services. Repurpose our AI for their services
- By adding security marketplace to Partner’s existing offerings
- Partner’s customer portal can contain a ProtectBox App that deploys a lite version of ProtectBox’s user interface, to keep data localised
- APIs to ProtectBox’s backend process the data
- Re-purpose our ethical, award-winning AI-powered e-commerce for Partner’s existing financial services






Tech4Good / Health


Repurpose our AI to automate Partner’s processes, policy / regulation & enhance existing marketplaces
- Automate (/ enhance) existing capabilities (e.g. disease diagnosis, treatment, training/staffing) by combining it with our ethical, award-winning AI-powered e-commerce engine
- Add our AI’s predictive capabilities for supply chain management
- Re-purpose our Recommendations dashboard to local/regional/national policy (decision-making/ supervisory) dashboards






Professional Services / Telecom / Lawyer / Accountant


Bundle their existing products / services into our security marketplace. Repurpose our AI for their services
- By combining security marketplace into Partner’s existing services
- Partner’s customer portal can contain a ProtectBox App that deploys a lite version of ProtectBox’s user interface, to keep data localised
- APIs to ProtectBox’s backend process the data
- Re-purpose our ethical, award-winning AI-powered e-commerce for Partner’s existing professional services






Circular Economy / Sustainability / AgriTech


Repurpose our AI to automate Partner’s processes, policy / regulation & enhance existing marketplaces
- Automate (/ enhance) Partner’s existing capabilities (e.g. distribution of farmed goods, credit financing / insurance for farming, training/staffing) by combining it with our ethical, award-winning AI-powered e-commerce engine
- Add our AI’s predictive capabilities to expedite Partner’s international development impacts
- Re-purpose our Recommendations dashboard to local/regional/national policy (decision-making/ supervisory) dashboards






Genie Shares


Co-promotion of ProtectBox’s values, as part of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) of backers such as Salesforce & Google
- ProtectBox pledged 1% of its equity to a frontline staff / keyworker through https://genieshares.com because these are the new faces of entrepreneurship. Purposeful, ambitious, but also compassionate and humble. A growing group of business men and women who are determined to succeed - and to bring others along for the ride. We have all pledged a share of our businesses in a way that’s designed to give everyone a chance of owning a stake.
- GenieShares is backed by Salesforce, the world’s leading Customer Relationship Management tool for small, medium and enterprise businesses. Salesforce is also a leader in corporate purpose with its 1-1-1 model - a pledge to give one percent of employee time, equity and profits to non-profit organisations. Aligned to this, they are exploring working with GenieShares’ pledger on a series of videos to pick those receiving 1% of these inclusive, visionary-led businesses.




Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Award-winning cybersecurity comparison website/marketplace that lets any small & medium business anywhere in the world. In an hour for free, find & buy all their cybersecurity in 1-place whether they’re technical or not & whether they’re affected by COV-19 or not. We’re also taking the pain away for Cybersecurity Suppliers by matching them to actual Sales quickly, simply & affordable.

We’re also not just about improving the process but championing small & medium businesses to get fairer deals. Plus making the cybersecurity world more approachable for them by hiring those that wouldn’t normally be seen as the norm for cybersecurity. We’re ‘less geek’ and as much a small & medium business, like them!

In the same way that banks sell insurance as an add-on, ProtectBox can be sold as an all-in-one cyber add-on by accountants, banks, insurers, any data service provider incl govt. By adding (on their website) a link to our website to buy from us, when they sell one of their products. Or advocate for us through sales, social media, client briefings. We build brand loyalty, increase market penetration into new areas & are CSR for partners.

We are Protection in a Box (or cybersecurity-as-a-service), whether that’s buying it, selling it, promoting it etc.

NetZero is the movement in place to balance greenhouse gas and carbon emissions with the end goal of eliminating them completely.
In the UK, most businesses are committing to be at NetZero by 2050. Other businesses, including ProtectBox, are working towards being at NetZero before then.

Our proprietary NetZero score includes a wide range of data sources and factors to provide buyers with the best possible information to support their decision-making process when selecting a company to buy from.

The ProtectBox NetZero score evaluates the company (rather than the product which is rated in the separate customer reviews section).

The NetZero score assesses how environmentally responsible the company producing the product you are considering buying is in experts and our own opinions.

How we calculate NetZero scores:
  • Publicly available data
  • Other data sources including energy efficiency ratings
  • Data provided to us directly by suppliers

No, we are operating across the world, our website is available in multiple languages, and we are expanding our services all the time. Please sign up for our email updates and social media to keep you up to date.

Chat to us using the blue chat icon in the bottom right corner. Or email us, as shown below (or call us on +44 (0)207 993 3037), our customer service team is available Mon-Fri 9am-5pm (UK time).
Businesses: team@protectbox.com
Suppliers: supplier@protectbox.com
Investors & Media: kiran@protectbox.com

Our proprietary NetZero score rates suppliers and partners using data from a combination of sources, including our own experts to provide the most comprehensive score possible.

Our simple NetZero score is displayed in your results so you can easily select the right solution that also meets your NetZero requirements.

You can also use the sliding filter to add your NetZero requirements as part of your requirements prior to searching for the best-fit results.

We all need to play our part in improving sustainability. That’s why we are committed to only work with providers who meet our NetZero goals and who are making strides in their environmental, social and fair governance goals.

ProtectBox is aligned to the Clean Growth Strategy, helping improve business and industry efficiency by identifying risks and recommending mitigants for those risks.

Read our recent blog on the subject from our Founder, Kiran Bhagotra, that explains how we approach this and the great progress we’ve already been able to make on reaching our sustainability goals.
 
 

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