Secfense founders join Google for Startups Growth Academy: Cybersecurity program.

Secfense joins Google for Startups Growth Academy

Google for Startups has announced that Polish startup, Secfense, will participate in its Growth Academy program, specifically focusing on cybersecurity. The Krakow-based company was chosen from over 120 applicants across eight European countries. The selected startups are making significant contributions not only in their regions but also globally, from securing health applications to defending educators and protecting the clean water supply chain.

Google for Startups Growth Academy program aims to help these startups grow their businesses by sharing the best tools, practices, and contacts. In addition, the participants will receive three months of hands-on workshops and development support, along with mentoring sessions with Google experts. They will also have the opportunity to establish contacts with other entrepreneurs in the cybersecurity industry during this year’s meetings in Europe.

Secfense, in particular, is a startup that facilitates the adoption of multi-factor authentication (MFA) in large organizations with no-code integration that takes only minutes instead of weeks or months. The company’s solution, called User Access Security Broker is one of the reasons they were selected to participate in the program. With cyberattacks becoming increasingly sophisticated and the need for secure authentication solutions increasing, Secfense’s solution is in high demand.

Secfense selected to join Google for Startups Growth Academy Cybersecurity cohort
Secfense selected to join Google for Startups Growth Academy Cybersecurity cohort

The Secfense broker is easy to integrate and is highly customizable, making it a viable option for companies of all sizes. The solution does not require any changes in the end-user applications or modifications to the existing IT infrastructure. This makes the adoption of MFA a lot simpler and quicker, eliminating the lengthy implementation time which is usually associated with legacy applications. With Secfense, broker companies can now use any MFA method of their choice, including traditional methods and modern methods like FIDO2 standard or biometric authentication.

One of the primary goals of Secfense is to democratize access to secure authentication solutions, making them accessible to companies of all sizes. The company’s solution is highly adaptable and can be used in various industries, including finance, healthcare, and education. It is not surprising that Google for Startups saw the potential of this startup and invited them to participate in the Growth Academy program.

Apart from Secfense, there are 14 other startups participating in the program. Each of these startups has a unique solution to the challenges in the cybersecurity industry, from AI-based compliance tools to confidential data cloud solutions that enable companies to unlock cloud adoption without encryption keys. The Growth Academy program is an excellent opportunity for these startups to grow their businesses, learn from experts in the industry, and connect with other entrepreneurs in the cybersecurity space.

In conclusion, Secfense’s participation in the Google for Startups Growth Academy program highlights the growing demand for secure authentication solutions in today’s increasingly digitized world. The company’s solution is highly adaptable, easy to integrate, and can be used in various industries. By participating in the program, Secfense has an opportunity to learn from experts in the industry and connect with other entrepreneurs. It is a testament to the company’s innovative solution, and we look forward to seeing their continued success in the future.

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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