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ByteShield, Inc.

ByteShield is in data security, protecting companies and individuals against cybercrime through intelligent and dynamic authentication.

  • Stage Product In Development
  • Industry Software
  • Location United States
  • Currency USD
  • Founded October 2011
  • Employees 4
  • Website

Company Summary

Stealing and using login credentials is by now one of the biggest businesses for criminals. Current authentication solutions are ineffective. ByteShield is the first company to deploy dynamic and intelligent authentication, through continuous analysis of cognitive fingerprints that are based on usage patterns, writing style, keystroke pattern, mouse movement etc. Our intial target customers are enterprises and SMBs using a lot of SaaS services.


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    Christian Olsson
    VP Marketing – Strategic Alliances in IT Security

    Christian is co-founder of enForsec (endpoint security), turned around TenFour US (FoxT) (email security), and built strategic alliances at Protegrity (db security – Microsoft, Oracle, Sybase, IBM, SAP, CheckPoint, RSA, nCipher and Pointsec). Christian is a long-time member of ISSA SV and holds an MBA from Lund University.

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    Donald Steiny
    VP Engineering – System Architecture & Engineering

    Don founded InfoPoint, one of the first Web companies. He has led and participated in software development projects for HP, Sun, Bell Labs and Motorola and has also been a startup advisor. Don has a BA in Linguistics from UCSC and a MS in Information Systems from University of Oulu in Finland.

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    Jan Samzelius
    Founder, CEO – Serial Entrepreneur

    Jan is a founder and CEO of an artificial intelligence company. In addition, he is a Serial Entrepreneur-CEO of two subsidiaries including one he turned around. Jan has worked extensively in consumer marketing, primarily as a consultant to service industries. He has worked with the telecom industry for almost 20 years. Jan received his MBA from Harvard Business School in 1979.

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    Oleg S
    Technical Advisor – Security Architecture

    Oleg is a Senior Software Engineer, having held that position at a major game publisher and a major hardware company. Oleg was the CTO at a European copy protection vendor, where he developed the only copy protection to hold up for 430 days. Oleg has a MS from Moscow State Technical University.

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    Jan Anward
    Linguistics Expert

    Jan is professor of Language and Culture at the Department of Culture and Communication at Linköping University, and director of the Graduate School in Language and Culture in Europe. He is also Gastprofessor in Skandinavistik at Universität Zürich. Since 1987, he has been active in the training and continuing education of speech therapists. He has published several articles on aphasia and interaction.


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    Burr, Pilger, Mayer

Previous Investors

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    Marc Abramowitz
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    Ralph Patterson
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    Gylling Invest AB