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    Chief Executive Officer   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

Chief Executive Officer

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    Chief Technology Officer   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

Chief Technology Officer

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.

  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 a professor and head of the research group in cryptography at Aarhus University. Ivan is also co-founder of 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 a professor and head of the research group in cryptography at Aarhus University. Ivan is also co-founder of 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.

  Thomas Pelle Jakobsen    Senior Cryptography Engineer   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 Cryptography Engineer

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, professor   Jesper is a professorat the research group in cryptography at Aarhus University, where he is active in the research field of Multiparty Computation. He is also a co-founder of Sepior. Jesper is a recipient of several prestigious research grants including the ERC Starting Grant.

Jesper Buus Nielsen

Co-founder, professor

Jesper is a professorat the research group in cryptography at Aarhus University, where he is active in the research field of Multiparty Computation. He is also a co-founder of Sepior. Jesper is a recipient of several prestigious research grants including the ERC Starting Grant.

  Michael Bæksvang Østergaard    Senior Security Engineer   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 Security Engineer

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.

  Emil M.L. Kristensen    Software Engineer   Emil is an experienced software developer. Emil has worked with applied cryptography across a number of security systems.  Before joining Sepior Emil worked at Signaturgruppen with responsibilities in software development and operations on projects related to authentication and the danish national PKI infrastructure NemID.  Emil holds a MSc in computer science from Aarhus University. 

Emil M.L. Kristensen

Software Engineer

Emil is an experienced software developer. Emil has worked with applied cryptography across a number of security systems. 
Before joining Sepior Emil worked at Signaturgruppen with responsibilities in software development and operations on projects related to authentication and the danish national PKI infrastructure NemID. 
Emil holds a MSc in computer science from Aarhus University. 

  Torben Lauritzen    Senior Software Engineer   Torben has software development experience from a wide variety of businesses, including bioinformatics, health, and currency trading. He has previously been working at Aarhus University, CLC bio (now Qiagen), CSC (now DCX) and Danske Bank, at which places he had the opportunity to work with the full stack, ranging from databases, backend, and frontend, to deployment and operations. Torben holds an MSc in computer science from Aarhus University.   

Torben Lauritzen

Senior Software Engineer

Torben has software development experience from a wide variety of businesses, including bioinformatics, health, and currency trading. He has previously been working at Aarhus University, CLC bio (now Qiagen), CSC (now DCX) and Danske Bank, at which places he had the opportunity to work with the full stack, ranging from databases, backend, and frontend, to deployment and operations. Torben holds an MSc in computer science from Aarhus University.