Accelerated Digital Ventures (ADV)
Region: Northern Ireland
Programme: Enterprise Capital Funds
Northern Ireland-based B-Secur is pioneering next-generation biometrics, using the heart to secure health & wellness insights in the connected world.
Their HeartKey® technology captures users’ ECG signals using small and seamless sensors within smart clothing, wearables, or physical touch points. The resulting signal patterns provide insights on the individual, from confirming who they are to how they are feeling.
Applications include improving motoring safety and reducing the risks of accidents, medical monitoring outside a clinical setting and improvements in worker verification, security and wellbeing.
As an early stage company, the nature of the business requires heavy R&D investment, and in 2017 they received funding from Accelerated Digital Ventures, an Enterprise Capital Fund backed by the Bank. B-Secur has grown to over 35 people in 4 years from their headquarters in Belfast, Northern Ireland and is now competing on the global stage. In March 2019 it successfully raised a further £4m with ADV leading the round.