The cybersecurity school is raising 6 million euros in Series A from Family Office (Motier Ventures) and Business Angels (Thierry Petit, Nicolas Bacc, Renaud Feil, Christophe Bianco, Clément Rabourdin).
Founded in 2021 by Valérie de Saint Père, Axel Dreyfus and Lionel Auroux, Ecole 2600 offers a work-study program, with tuition fees paid by the companies for three years. Ecole 2600 is also developing a "school as a service" offer for foreign countries looking for cyber specialists, by proposing dedicated content in face-to-face or remote courses. Its curriculum trains students in the multiple disciplines of cybersecurity: from risk management to crisis management.
The school welcomes 300 to 400 students each year; the teaching team is made up of a dozen employees, 35 professors, lecturers and professionals from the public and private sectors such as Thales, Naval Group and the French national agency for information systems security (Anssi).
Cybersecurity has become a major issue in France, as it has in the rest of the world. Cyber attacks are on the rise and the need for talent is immense: it is estimated that 60% of French companies that are attacked close down permanently within 6 to 18 months.
The cyber ecosystem has a shortage of operational talent, which only increases exposure to risk. It is therefore crucial to train experts capable of preventing and detecting these attacks.
This fundraising will allow the development of an e-learning platform for companies and aims to train 10,000 learners by 2030.