Where it all began
James Hadley founded Immersive Labs in January 2017 after delivering GCHQ’s cyber summer school. During these sessions he realised that passive classroom-based learning doesn’t suit the people or pace of cyber security. The content dated quickly, and its one-dimensional nature meant the creative minds in the room would quickly disengage. James knew that a practical online solution was necessary, but that it must go beyond basic interactive content; instead, it must allow learners to handle live threats safely, equipping them with skills suited to real-world cyber roles.
Where we are now
In the two years since James founded Immersive Labs, we’ve grown to 70 employees in our Bristol HQ, opened offices in NY and London, and announced series A funding – led by now-customer Goldman Sachs – of $8 million. Our technology is already helping nearly 100 enterprises, including security teams at KPMG, Grant Thornton, Sophos and the NHS, while around 2,500 labs are completed every single day.