Enter The VPN53!

Enter The VPN53


TechRound are delighted to announce our first ever VPN53 roundup, celebrating the U.K. and Europe’s most innovative VPN companies.

Are you new to the market? Are you disrupting your industry? Want to change the way people do things with your innovations? The VPN53 highlights the most exciting VPN companies across the UK and Europe and can showcase your business to an engaged and fast-growing audience. 

TechRound is home of startups and tech, offering a place for investors, decision makers and startups big and small to keep up to date on trends and developments within this fast-paced, booming industry. 


Entry Deadline: Monday 20th Feb

Winners To Be Announced: Tuesday 28th Feb

Why Enter?


  • Featured in front of an audience of 200,000+ visitors per month
  • Top 53 placements get a full page write-up (see example)
  • Includes a feature in Google News and is regularly picked up by press from Forbes, Business Insider, The Telegraph and trade press
  • Techround provides unparalleled access to industry leaders and other startups
  • Recognised by VCs, investors, journalists and industry leaders
  • Free to enter


Our Criteria

  • Companies must have a VPN element
  • Revenue not a deciding factor
  • One person entrepreneurs and established businesses welcome

    Meet The Judges



    Nathaniel Fried, Co-Founder at TurgenSec

    With a wealth of experience in the world of intelligence and cyber security, Nathaniel’s expertise and unique approach to problem-solving led to the recent acquisition of TurgenSec by a national security holding company. Nathaniel’s expertise also extends to the field of VPNs, as he has in-depth knowledge and understanding of the technology and its various applications. Throughout his career, Nathaniel has made a name for himself by responsibly disclosing vulnerabilities to governments and some of the world’s largest enterprises. He is a true innovator in the field of cyber security, always pushing the boundaries and staying ahead of the curve in an ever-evolving industry. Nathaniel’s work has helped to keep people and companies safe in the digital world and is seen as a respected figure in the cyber security community.


    Lara Joseph, Senior Account Director at Eskenzi PR

    Lara Joseph is a PR, marketing, and communications specialist with over 25 years’ experience in a wide variety of industries, spanning cybersecurity, technology, VPNs, third sector, radio, television, music and film. She has been working at Eskenzi PR – a cybersecurity dedicated PR and marketing agency – for 10 years. As a senior director, Lara is relentless. Never a day goes by when she doesn’t get her clients into national newspapers, top tech trade outlets, on TV or on the radio with topics ranging from VPNs to data breaches, ransomware to the security of critical national infrastructure. A legend for jumping on news stories as they break, her clients adore her, and nothing holds her back.

    David Soffer.

    David Soffer, Editor-in-Chief at TechRound

    David is the Co-Founder and Editor-in-chief at TechRound. Throughout his career, David has been highly passionate about cybersecurity and VPNs in particular, driving Techround to rank on the top pages of google for VPN news and products. Alongside TechRound, David runs Tudor-Lodge Consultants, where he helps clients across all sectors maximise their SEO.



Important! Advice From The Judges


Use the first line to describe your business, what it does and what you are about in two sentences…what makes you tick?

With our judges reading through hundreds of applications, we are looking for a clear description of your business, its concept, its success and plans for growth.

Try to avoid waffle and discuss your business in a clear and concise way.


Model application example 1 >>
Model application example 2 >>


VPN53 Competition Terms


Entry fee: Free

To enter: Complete form below

Entry deadline: Monday 20th Feb

Final Judging: Wednesday 22nd Feb

Winners announced: Tuesday 28th Feb


Enter The VPN53

  • Max. file size: 32 MB.
  • What does the company do? When did you start? What problem are you setting out to solve and what are the results so far?