Passive Behavioral Authentication Startup UnifyID Emerges from Stealth https://t.co/HLTdyqE3G3— SecurityWeek (@SecurityWeek) September 12, 2016
@UnifyID the future of passwords and authentication. Great Tech startup to watch out for. Wishing them the best in their development.— Mo Salehi (@mosalehinz) September 16, 2016
At UnifyID, culture is extremely important as we pave the way for friction-free authentication. We're assembling an incredible team of engineers and security experts that represent a huge variety of backgrounds and life experiences. This results in an amazing and vibrant perspective that is shared on a daily basis, and is directly fed into our product.
Our goal is to create a work environment that is not thought of as “work,” but more along the lines of productive camaraderie between a super tight-knit group. Trust is one of the founding principles of our company, and it all starts from the people. There is nothing more important than trusting your coworkers, as doing so opens new doors to which we can explore new strategies, ideas, and opportunities.
We love to work on hard problems that have a big impact on society, while having fun doing it. We believe in using technology and data to make people's lives better. We recognize the importance of diversity in the workplace and celebrate what makes each individual unique.
John, a distinguished expert on computer security and identity, was previously Founder and CTO of Moka5 and received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Stanford, where he won the Arthur L. Samuel Award for Best Thesis at Stanford. He also worked at IBM Research and received his M.Eng in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT. John lives in Fremont with his wife and daughter and predictably participates in some mean BBQ cookoffs.
Kurt is an operator. Fundamentally understanding how people work, he brings deep expertise in the areas of non-traditional growth strategies, user experience, business development, and hardware/integrated sensors. His passions include building and racing drones/UAV aircraft, developing for VR, securing IoT, and messing with ATmel/I2C microcontrollers. He holds a BS in Business Administration from Suffolk. Kurt is a former Nationally ranked snowboarder and was a key organizer in the 2015 inaugural US National Drone Racing Championships.
Vinay got his Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University and MS in Electrical Engineering from IIT, Madras. He has snared four wicket hauls opening the bowling on 3 different continents in club cricket and currently holds the top score in 'Down The Clown' arcade game at GolfLand USA arcade, Sunnyvale.
Lef received his B.Sc in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT and was previously a Security Engineer at Apple. An avid electric guitar player and instrument enthusiast, Lef has manufactured among other things a dual pick-up, single-coil electric violin from scratch.
Grace, a seasoned four-time entrepreneur, specializes in consumer behavior and emerging product markets. She previously led the North American Analytics team at Live Nation, founded a profitable consumer-facing SaaS events booking platform, and recently led product at an a16z social networking and messaging app to a successful exit. Grace lives in the San Francisco Mission, enjoys long bike rides on weekends, and partakes in her local sci-fi book club at Shotwell’s every month.
Andres has been coding since the age of ten by accidentally picking up a Pascal book from a shelf of his house. He has competed in programming and robotics competitions since an early age and has developed a love for solving challenges. His passions include attending Hackathons, reading physics books, and discussing the philosophy and politics of Star Wars.