Four strong but simple values

We started out life as a modest Oxford University spin-out but our team is now made up of many world class researchers, mathematicians and engineers – giving us the highest concentration of cryptography PhDs in the industry.

Collectively, we’ve spent decades developing the research, designing the solutions and setting the standards in the field, so we are in a perfect position to help you with products, risk assessment and solution design.

Our goal is to bridge the gap between academic theory and commercial practice, between openness and security, between the ideal world and the real world.


Dr Ali El Kaafarani
Founder & CEO
Ben Packman
Strategic Development
Chrys Chrysanthou
Investor Director
Matt Arnold
Investor Director


Prof Chris Peikert
Prof Peter Schwabe
Prof Artur Ekert

Our Technical Team

Dr Thomas Prest
Senior Cryptography Researcher
Dr Markku Saarinen
Senior Cryptography Engineer
Kris Kwiatkowski
Senior Cryptography Engineer
Dr James Howe
Cryptography Engineer
Dr Luke Mather
Cryptography Engineer
Oussama Danba
Cryptography Engineer
Dr Rafael del Pino
Cryptography Researcher
Pedro Massolino
Cryptography Engineer
Dr Shuichi Katsumata
Cryptography Research Consultant

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