Secfense at Pirate Summit pitching in Cologne for top European VCs

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Secfense at Pirate Summit

So we just came back from Cologne in Germany, and it was such a refreshing experience!

One is clear. We’re not used to performing our sales pitch wearing shorts for the audience wearing sunglasses and full caps…

But hey, that’s one of the good parts of being a part of the whole startup culture!  

No one really knows what the next big disruptive technology will be and which early investors will discover it first!

Earlier this time, we got great news from Pirate Summit organizers informing us that we got selected to pitch during their ‘Walk the Plank’ competition. Pirate Summit is a popular German event dedicated to early-stage start-ups on one side of the spectrum and VCs and angel investors on the other.  

Secfense got a chance to showcase its demo in front of a financial audience in the past when we pitched for banks and financial institutions on Finovate.

We were also present on the biggest European healthcare IT show called DMEA hosted by Berlin Messe in Berlin in April every year. We got a chance to pitch there as well for CIOs and New Technology Managers from hospitals and clinics.  

Just last week, we visited Cologne in Germany, where we took part in Pirate Summit, the craziest start-up event, and pitched for a number of European VCs and angel investors there…

Pirate Summit was more than we expected, an incredibly refreshing experience, and very productive at the same time!

For the last couple of months, we talked with ‘serious businesses’ about ‘serious problems,’ so it was great fun to pitch this time for VC investors wearing shorts and sunglasses and bearing ice-cold Red Bulls in their hands.

Here’s our pitch from the Walk the Plank competition, where we talked about the easy adoption of 2FA (two-factor authentication) methods in business. We barely scratched the surface of the topic so if you’d like to hear more on how to take advantage of FIDO2 or WebAuthn (Web Authentication) and strong authentication (sometimes called MFA, multi-factor authentication as well), just ping us on our social media or schedule a quick discovery call with us!

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We are faced with new challenges every day. We must always be one step ahead of the attackers and know what they are going to do before they do it. We are convinced that the User Access Security Broker will bring security to a new level, both for those working at the office and from home. For us, working with Secfense is an opportunity to exchange experience with developers who put great value on out-of-the-box thinking.

Krzysztof Słotwiński

Business Continuity and Computer Security Officer

BNP Paribas Bank Poland

As part of the pre-implementation analysis, we verified that users utilize a wide range of client platforms: desktop computers, laptops, tablets, smartphones, and traditional mobile phones. Each of these devices differs in technological advancement, features, and level of security. Because of this, and also due to the recommendation of the Polish Financial Supervision Authority (UKNF), we decided to introduce additional protection in the form of multi-factor authentication mechanisms based on FIDO. As a result, users of our applications can log in safely, avoiding common cyber threats such as phishing, account takeover, and theft of their own and their clients’ data.

Marcin Bobruk



We are excited to partner with Secfense to enhance our user access security for our web apps. By integrating their User Access Security Broker, we ensure seamless and secure protection for our applications and systems, delivering superior security and convenience to our customers.

Charm Abeywardana

IT & Infrastructure

Visium Networks

Before investing in Secfense, we had the opportunity to talk to its existing clients. Their reactions were unanimous: wow, it’s so easy to use. We were particularly impressed by the fact that implementing their solution does not require the involvement of IT developers. It gives Secfense a huge advantage over the competition, and at the same time opens the door to potential customers who so far were afraid of changes related to the implementation of multi-factor authentication solutions.

Mateusz Bodio

Managing Director


Even when the network and infrastructure are secured enough, social engineering and passwords can be used to gain control of the system by attackers. Multifactor authentication is the current trend. Secfense addresses this and allows you to build zero trust security and upgrade your current systems to passwordless applications within minutes, solving this problem right away,” said Eduard Kučera, Partner at Presto Ventures and cybersecurity expert – former Director in hugely successful Czech multinational cyber security firm Avast.

Eduard Kučera


Presto Ventures

One of the biggest challenges the world is facing today is securing our identity online. That’s why we were so keen to have Secfense in our portfolio. They make it possible to introduce strong authentication in an automated way. Until now, organizations had to selectively protect applications because the deployment of new technology was very hard, or even impossible. With Secfense, the implementation of multi-factor authentication is no longer a problem, and all organizations can use the highest standards of authentication security.

Stanislav Ivanov

Founding Partner

Tera Ventures

Two-factor authentication is known to be one of the best ways to protect against phishing; however, its implementation has always been difficult. Secfense helped us solve that problem. With their security broker, we were able to introduce various 2FA methods on our web applications at once.

Dariusz Pitala

Head of IT