Former student Aditya Narang (St Annes 2006-11) has been listed in Forbes Asia 30 under 30 2021. Adi was inspired during his time at Millfield to chase his entrepreneurial ambitions and start his own company. Adi founded SafeHouse Tech in 2016 in Tel Aviv, Israel and has since raised more than four million dollars through Barclays Ventures, Techstars Ventures and Roman Abramovich backed Altair Capital amongst other investors. The company provides digital safety for everyone online.
SafeHouse was launched in 2016 after Adi worked as a cyber consultant in Israel with companies specializing in cyber offense and defence technologies. SafeHouse provides digital safety to people online via a cloud based cyber defence system that can encrypt and secure any device that is connected to it. The cloud acts as the first point of contact between a user and the internet which enables detection and prevention of cyber threats in real time. SafeHouse is mobile first and launched their flagship app BodyGuard which has more than one million users.
Adi boarded at Millfield from 2006-2011 and was steered and accelerated towards starting a successful business during Business Studies lessons. Adi said “My entrepreneurship journey started before Millfield but was steered and accelerated during my time in school. Millfield fostered lateral thinking, creativity, and problem solving, not only in the form of theories from class, but more importantly in dealing with everyday situations as a full-time boarder. My fondest memories are with my closest friends, the 6 of us are still in touch every day and meet once a month in London. I also have my Business Studies teacher to thank for inspiring me to chase my ambition of being a successful business owner.”
Business Studies at Millfield is offered from Year 10 to Upper Sixth and the programme inspires students with phenomenal access to business enterprise and enrichment, providing an innovative environment where passionate students can bring their business theory to life.
Adi’s business teacher Richard Owlett said, “It is no surprise to me that Adi channelled his entrepreneurial flair toward a viable business, and I am pleased that he recalls and acknowledges his roots at Millfield”.
Adi has plans to expand his network further with hopes to protect more online users from hackers.
Find out more about Business Studies at Millfield here.