Among seven companies vying for the coveted Growth Investor accolade

Privitar, whose software enables customers worldwide to safely and efficiently extract maximum value from their sensitive data without compromising data privacy, is a finalist in the Growth Champion of the Year category of the fifth Growth Investor Awards.

The Growth Champion of the Year award highlights a standout growth business that has employed investment capital effectively to scale-up. Judges will weigh up the company’s strategy while looking for evidence of ‘impact beyond investment’.

Privitar CEO Jason du Preez said: “We’re pleased to be in the running for this award. Safeguarding sensitive personal information and using data to innovate and grow are both global business imperatives.

Given the alarming frequency of data breaches worldwide, consumers are understandably wary about how their personal data is handled and protected from malicious actors. Meanwhile, businesses face sweeping regulations aimed at protecting personal data at the same time they are seeking to increase the use of their data for valuable insights. Addressing both priorities requires innovative data privacy technologies and that is driving Privitar’s rapid growth, which is fueled by our ambitious investors.”

For five years, the Growth Investor Awards has spotlighted providers who have an impact beyond investment: creating jobs, boosting economic growth, and supporting innovation. Their investment inspires optimism into companies up and down the UK. And it is fanning an entrepreneurial spark that has made the UK a leading producer of growth companies in recent years.

Award winners will be announced at an exclusive black-tie dinner hosted for over 450 guests on November 6 at the Royal Lancaster Hotel, London.


About Privitar

Privitar software enables customers worldwide to safely and efficiently extract maximum value from their sensitive data without compromising data privacy.

Established in 2014, Privitar is headquartered in London and has offices in New York, Boston, Paris, Munich and Singapore.

Privitar raised $40m in a Series B funding round led by Accel in June 2019. Privitar also raised $16m in a Series A funding round in July 2017, with support from existing investors IQ Capital, 24 Haymarket and Illuminate Financial and new funding from Partech, CME Ventures and Salesforce Ventures.

About the Growth Investor Award

Finalists have been chosen by Intelligent Partnership’s research team, guided by an advisory board. Their entries have now been passed to the second round of judging, carried out by at least three people from an independent panel of 35 judges to provide a diverse mix of qualified perspectives. All of the judges’ scores are collated to determine the winner, with all finalists receiving a personalised feedback and benchmarking report to provide insight about areas for improvement. For further information please visit