Announced! VPN53 Finalists 2023

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TechRound is excited to announce the winners of our VPN 53 Competition 2023!

Founded in 2016 and based in London, TechRound is where decision-makers, investors and startups of all sizes come to find out the latest developments and trends within the industry. 

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

Thank you to our judges Nathaniel Fried (TurgenSec), Lara Joseph (Eskenzi PR) and David Soffer (Techround) for your time and effort to confirm our list of outstanding finalists.

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Feedback From The Judges


“It has been superb and fvery impressive to see just how many amazing VPN companies there are, offering such a plethora of offerings to cybersecurity conscious consumers. I have been thoroughly impressed with the calibre of companies that entered this year and at TechRound we are looking forward to hopefully working closer with many of these VPN companies. If you are security conscious and need a VPN, there has never been a better time to find a good provider.”

David Soffer, Founder & Editor-in-Chief, TechRound

“It was a real pleasure being a judge for the TechRound VPN awards, and it was very difficult to pick a winning company. Despite the impact of the pandemic, the global VPN market is expected to reach $77.1 billion by 2026, and it is exciting to see how the entrants of the awards are working towards being part of this expanding market.

“Each company that entered had highly impressive growth milestones and missions. From what I could see, they’re all on track for even greater achievements in the coming year. All the companies on the list are VPN trailblazers, but some stood out more than others. It was evident that each company had poured their heart and soul into research and development of their products – not only to improve their business model, but by taking the needs of the end user into account.”

Lara Joseph, Senior Account Director at Eskenzi PR


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Thank You To Our 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 Founder and Editor-in-chief at TechRound. Throughout his career, David has been 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 DSR Digital, where he helps clients across all sectors maximise their SEO.


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