US Tech Firm Kroll Buys Leeds AI Company
Leeds-based risk intelligence company Crips has been acquired by Kroll, a US tech firm.
16:25 12 June 2022
Kroll, a US tech firm and a leading provider of data, technology and insights related to growth and governance, has recently acquired Leeds-based risk intelligence company Crisp.
Crisp, which was established in 2005, was founded by Adam Hildreth with a mission to protect children and teenagers using online games, apps and social networks from paedophiles and child exploitation groups. Its digital technology is designed to discover and track the risk signals embedded within the digital chatter.
Crisp’s Executive Chairman Andrew Burke, who became a part of Kroll's digital services leadership team following the acquisition, said: “Digital chatter is an essential source of risk intelligence for protecting the global enterprise. In recent years, risks originating from or becoming amplified by digital chatter across the open, deep and dark web have reached an unprecedented scale. It’s now a board-level issue and C-suite responsibility.
“Joining the Kroll team strengthens our client promise to provide fast, actionable risk intelligence that delivers peace of mind, 24/7/365. By combining our AI technology and real-time alerts with Kroll’s world-class risk advisory expertise, and Resolver’s cutting-edge customer-focused SaaS interface and analytics machine, we see a huge potential to expand Kroll’s client solutions.”