Irish start-up Jumble one of 11 included in Techstars Cloud accelerator

3 Nov 2015

Irish cybersecurity start-up Jumble has been included in a three-month Techstars accelerator programme in San Antonio, Texas.

The Techstars Cloud programme started last week and will culminate with a demo day in early February, with the full list of included start-ups only released yesterday.

Jumble, a Dublin-based operation, joins Imagenii (Spain), UXTesting (Taiwan), Clyp, HelpSocial, HuBoard, Ilos, Joicaster, Popily, Slash Sensei and Thalonet (all US) on the final list.

Jumble featured in our Boole start-up of the week series during the summer, with founder Gavin Kearney noting his company’s simplified email processes as a key USP.

“Jumble is simplifying end-to-end email encryption so that businesses of all shapes and sizes can secure their email data quickly and simply without any upfront capital expenditure or technical wizardry,” he said.

Jumble uses standard encryption algorithms that have been published and peer reviewed over many years.

“Specifically, we use 256-bit AES keys to encrypt the email data and then use a 2048-bit RSA public key to encrypt the AES key. In fact, we use two different sets of encryption keys for each email you send,” Kearney said.

Techstars Accelerator

The Techstars Cloud programme focuses on companies building cloud infrastructure, developer platforms or other technical products.

Based in San Antonio, this year’s edition will see Jumble follow in the footsteps of the likes of Distil Networks, Cloudability, DataRobot and, which were all previous attendees.

“We are very pleased to announce the new class of companies participating in the Techstars Cloud programme here in San Antonio,” said Blake Yeager, MD of the programme.

“We have a group of amazing founders from all over the world. The class is very well rounded and includes 11 companies working on a variety of technical and innovative businesses in the cloud space.”

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Gordon Hunt was a journalist with Silicon Republic