About Sepior

Sepior has developed a ground-breaking solution for SaaS-providers and companies wanting to protect cloud data. Sepior offers a pure cloud-based solution that uses strong encryption and does not rely on trust in any third party; neither does it require any on-premise hardware or software as the encryption gateway.

 

Company

Sepior was founded in 2013 by a group of world-leading researchers and entrepreneurs within the field of cryptography. The company is headquartered in Aarhus, Denmark and funded by Denmark’s largest early-stage venture capital fund SEED Capital. 

Our vision is to make Sepior the leading provider of cloud-encryption software in the world. We want to make it much easier for companies and consumers to encrypt their clouddata, thereby effectively them against data-breaches when using cloud services.

The Team

The management team includes CEO Ahmet Tuncay, veteran of multiple venture-backed high-technology start-ups, Nicolaj H Nielsen, co-founder of IT-security company CodeSealer, and CTO Jakob Pagter, who is an expert in applied cryptography and co-founder of MPC-company Partisia.

Our developers are internationally recognized crypto-researchers, among others including Ivan Damgård, fellow of the International Association for Cryptologic Research and co-founder of the IT-security company Cryptomathic.

 
Ahmet Tuncay CEO Before Sepior, Ahmet was CEO of Soonr, a secure content management SaaS provider to over 150,000 businesses that was acquired by Autotask. Before Soonr, Ahmet held executive roles at SpiderCloud and Trapeze Networks, an enterprise wireless company acquired by Juniper. Ahmet was the founding CEO of SolarFlare, a fabless semiconductor company, and held management and engineering roles at PairGain Technologies, SynOptics Communications, and Electronic Data Systems.

Ahmet Tuncay

CEO

Before Sepior, Ahmet was CEO of Soonr, a secure content management SaaS provider to over 150,000 businesses that was acquired by Autotask. Before Soonr, Ahmet held executive roles at SpiderCloud and Trapeze Networks, an enterprise wireless company acquired by Juniper. Ahmet was the founding CEO of SolarFlare, a fabless semiconductor company, and held management and engineering roles at PairGain Technologies, SynOptics Communications, and Electronic Data Systems.

Jakob Illeborg Pagter CTO Jakob works on creating innovative security solutions based on applied cryptography. He was formerly the head of the Security Lab at Danish research institute Alexandra Institutttet and is the co-founder of Partisia and Sepior. Jakob holds a PhD in computer science from Aarhus University and is a member of the Danish Council for IT Security as well as the committee for it security at the Confederation of Danish Industry.

Jakob Illeborg Pagter

CTO

Jakob works on creating innovative security solutions based on applied cryptography. He was formerly the head of the Security Lab at Danish research institute Alexandra Institutttet and is the co-founder of Partisia and Sepior. Jakob holds a PhD in computer science from Aarhus University and is a member of the Danish Council for IT Security as well as the committee for it security at the Confederation of Danish Industry.

Janus Friis Nielsen Senior Software Architect Janus is an expert in application of secure multiparty computation. He has almost 10 years of experience in designing and implementing solutions involving SMC and secure computation in general. Janus has been working as senior security architect at the Alexandra Institute prior to joining Sepior. Janus received the PhD degree from Aarhus University in 2009. Janus is the author of a number of fun iOS applications.

Janus Friis Nielsen

Senior Software Architect

Janus is an expert in application of secure multiparty computation. He has almost 10 years of experience in designing and implementing solutions involving SMC and secure computation in general. Janus has been working as senior security architect at the Alexandra Institute prior to joining Sepior. Janus received the PhD degree from Aarhus University in 2009. Janus is the author of a number of fun iOS applications.

Morten Værum Senior Software Architect Morten is a mediocre guitar player and singer. He has 15 years of experience with cryptography, bioinformatics, and general software architecture. Morten was with CLC bio since its early days and has worked extensively with performance optimization, scalability, API-design, and product maturation. Prior to that, he worked for Cryptomathic. Morten holds an MSc in computer science from Aarhus University.

Morten Værum

Senior Software Architect

Morten is a mediocre guitar player and singer. He has 15 years of experience with cryptography, bioinformatics, and general software architecture. Morten was with CLC bio since its early days and has worked extensively with performance optimization, scalability, API-design, and product maturation. Prior to that, he worked for Cryptomathic. Morten holds an MSc in computer science from Aarhus University.

Ivan Bjerre Damgård Co-founder, Professor Ivan is professor and head of the research group in cryptography at Aarhus University. Ivan is also cofounderof Sepior and one of three authors behind Sepior’s main patent application. He is one of the top cited and publishing researchers in cryptography, is a fellow of the IACR (International Association for Cryptologic Research), and received the 2015 RSA Award for Excellence in the Field of Mathematics.

Ivan Bjerre Damgård

Co-founder, Professor

Ivan is professor and head of the research group in cryptography at Aarhus University. Ivan is also cofounderof Sepior and one of three authors behind Sepior’s main patent application. He is one of the top cited and publishing researchers in cryptography, is a fellow of the IACR (International Association for Cryptologic Research), and received the 2015 RSA Award for Excellence in the Field of Mathematics.

Jan Kjærgård Software Developer Jan wrote his first program when he was 14, studied programming languages, software architecture and cloud computing at the university. For the last 5 years he has worked for various local startups as well as larger international companies. Jan pecialises in full stack development.

Jan Kjærgård

Software Developer

Jan wrote his first program when he was 14, studied programming languages, software architecture and cloud computing at the university. For the last 5 years he has worked for various local startups as well as larger international companies. Jan pecialises in full stack development.

Kurt Nielsen Member of the Board Kurt combines Economics and Information Management in developing innovative it-services and businesses. He hold a PhD in Business Economics and did combined graduate studies at the University of Copenhagen, University of Toronto and UC Berkeley. He co-founded Sepior and Partisia among others and functions as CEO of Partisia along side a position as Associate Professor at University of Copenhagen.

Kurt Nielsen

Member of the Board

Kurt combines Economics and Information Management in developing innovative it-services and businesses. He hold a PhD in Business Economics and did combined graduate studies at the University of Copenhagen, University of Toronto and UC Berkeley. He co-founded Sepior and Partisia among others and functions as CEO of Partisia along side a position as Associate Professor at University of Copenhagen.

Thomas Pelle Jakobsen Senior Software Architect Thomas is one of the co-founders of Sepior. He has 10 years of experience with software architecture and applied cryptography. He holds a PhD in computer science from Aarhus University. Prior to Sepior Thomas worked at the Danish research institute Alexandra Instituttet where he helped companies adopt new cryptographic solutions for secure computation.

Thomas Pelle Jakobsen

Senior Software Architect

Thomas is one of the co-founders of Sepior. He has 10 years of experience with software architecture and applied cryptography. He holds a PhD in computer science from Aarhus University. Prior to Sepior Thomas worked at the Danish research institute Alexandra Instituttet where he helped companies adopt new cryptographic solutions for secure computation.

Jesper Buus Nielsen Co-founder Jesper is Associate Professor at Aarhus University and also one of the co-founders of Sepior. Jesper’s primary research areas are implementing secure multiparty computation in practice, rational cryptography, leakage resilient cryptography, tamper resilient cryptography, and universal composability.

Jesper Buus Nielsen

Co-founder

Jesper is Associate Professor at Aarhus University and also one of the co-founders of Sepior. Jesper’s primary research areas are implementing secure multiparty computation in practice, rational cryptography, leakage resilient cryptography, tamper resilient cryptography, and universal composability.

Niels Henrik Rasmussen Chairman of the Board Chairman Sepior ApS, Addwish ApS, Maguru A/S, Penneo A/S. Non-executive board member LEF A/S. Founder and xCEO Secunia (SOLD, Capital Fund), Founder and xCEO IT-Recruitment (SOLD, PwC), xCEO VeriSign EMEA Affiliate, BDE TH Auctions (SOLD, Bruun Rasmussen), xMcKinsey & Co. Repeatedly developed and scaled tech businesses to become international players. International leadership experience, commercially driven, strategic mindset, capital markets of VC and M&A.

Niels Henrik Rasmussen

Chairman of the Board

Chairman Sepior ApS, Addwish ApS, Maguru A/S, Penneo A/S. Non-executive board member LEF A/S. Founder and xCEO Secunia (SOLD, Capital Fund), Founder and xCEO IT-Recruitment (SOLD, PwC), xCEO VeriSign EMEA Affiliate, BDE TH Auctions (SOLD, Bruun Rasmussen), xMcKinsey & Co. Repeatedly developed and scaled tech businesses to become international players. International leadership experience, commercially driven, strategic mindset, capital markets of VC and M&A.

Nikolaj Højer Nielsen Member of the Board Nicolaj is a serial entreprepreneur. Before co-founding Sepior he created two other venture capital backed IT-security companies: CodeSealer (obfuscation technologies to protect against malware) and Penneo (digital signature SaaS). Nicolaj holds an MBA from INSEAD in France and Singapore and an MSc in Marketing from Copenhagen Business School where he also is teaching innovation and entrepreneurship.

Nikolaj Højer Nielsen

Member of the Board

Nicolaj is a serial entreprepreneur. Before co-founding Sepior he created two other venture capital backed IT-security companies: CodeSealer (obfuscation technologies to protect against malware) and Penneo (digital signature SaaS). Nicolaj holds an MBA from INSEAD in France and Singapore and an MSc in Marketing from Copenhagen Business School where he also is teaching innovation and entrepreneurship.

Peter Egehoved Member of the Board Peter has worked with technology for the past 15 years and has experience working in both startups and major corporations. Prior to joining SEED Capital Peter has worked with everything from IT management, enterprise sales in finance and as a management consultant focused on sales optimization and CRM systems. Peter has a strong understanding of enterprise software and B2B sales, and is experienced in building and managing technology and businesses.

Peter Egehoved

Member of the Board

Peter has worked with technology for the past 15 years and has experience working in both startups and major corporations. Prior to joining SEED Capital Peter has worked with everything from IT management, enterprise sales in finance and as a management consultant focused on sales optimization and CRM systems. Peter has a strong understanding of enterprise software and B2B sales, and is experienced in building and managing technology and businesses.

Michael Bæksvang Østergaard Senior Software Developer Michael has worked with many aspects of IT security from cryptography to penetration testing and also has several years of experience with IT operations. Prior to joining Sepior Michael worked with IT security, system administration and software development at Miracle. Michael holds a PhD in computer science from Aarhus University.

Michael Bæksvang Østergaard

Senior Software Developer

Michael has worked with many aspects of IT security from cryptography to penetration testing and also has several years of experience with IT operations. Prior to joining Sepior Michael worked with IT security, system administration and software development at Miracle. Michael holds a PhD in computer science from Aarhus University.