Company

At Cape Privacy, our team Cape puts the power of confidential computing and encryption into the hands of every developer.

Cape's History

Founded in 2018 to protect privacy by default

At Cape, our technical backgrounds are a mix of cryptography, machine learning, data science, and software engineering. We’ve worked at large enterprises like Salesforce, Cisco, IBM, and DataDog, as well as startups like GoInstant, Snips, DigitalOcean, Zenly, InVision, and OmniSci. Our team is fully-distributed across the United States, Canada and Europe, working productively across 11 time zones.

Our Values

At Cape Privacy, We Believe:

Our foundational core values are those of respect, collaboration and trust. We are proud of maintaining a strong culture of work-life balance while we, together, solve important problems with our technology.

1Technology should protect our privacy by default
2Privacy-enhancing technology should be accessible to all
3Research should be published and peer-reviewed
4AI has the potential to solve some of the world’s hardest problems

Leadership Team

Meet the team behind Cape Privacy.

Ché Wijesinghe

CEO

Ché has over 25 years of experience in the enterprise software industry as a senior executive and entrepreneur. Ché has a proven track record of building teams that deliver significant revenue growth and demonstrable business benefit. He was previously SVP at OmniSci, Global Head of Data & Analytics sales at Cisco and EVP at Composite Software.

Gavin Uhma

CTO & Co-Founder

An experienced and innovative technologist, Gavin is an entrepreneur and angel investor in 20+ startups. Gavin was also the CTO of GoInstant which was later acquired by Salesforce.

David Besemer

Head of Engineering

Former VP Engineering at OmniSci and CTO at Composite Software, David has more than 20 years of experience as a successful software executive. Using his deep knowledge about building enterprise software products, he is growing and guiding Cape Privacy’s world-class engineering team.

Ben Decoste

Co-Founder & Head of Platform

Having experience in Android development at Salesforce and backend development at GoInstant, Ben leads platform development.

Mike Gardner

Head of Customer Success

Mike brings over 15 years of experience helping customers maximize the business potential of their technology investments. Previously, he held senior management roles at OmniSci, Cisco, Composite Software and Verizon.

Alan Wong

Head of Finance & Operations

Alan has over twenty years of experience as a business partner and finance and administrative operations leader. Previously, he has held similar positions at OmniSci, Alta Devices and Advanced Micro Devices.

Bessie Chu

Head of Product

Bessie brings product leadership from building enterprise-scale data processing infrastructure, machine learning platforms, and data privacy applications. Bessie holds a joint EMBA from UCLA and National University of Singapore and a Masters in Communication Management from USC.

Board Members

Ed Sim

Board Member

Ed Sim is founder of boldstart ventures, a day one partner and true believer for enterprise infrastructure and SaaS founders. Boldstart is a lead investor and often partners with technical founders at inception, helping accelerate their path to product market fit. Ed is currently a board member/observer of Snyk, Kustomer, BigID, Harbr Data, Env0, Dooly, and Cape Privacy.

Richard Seewald

Board Member

Richard Seewald is a Founder and Managing Partner at Evolution Equity Partners and is responsible for all aspects of the firm’s global activities and strategic direction. He leads investments in cybersecurity, enterprise software and data analytics.

Boris Wertz

Board Member

Boris Wertz is founding partner of Version One and one of the top tech early-stage investors in North America. He is also a board partner with Andressen Horowitz. Today, Boris is focused on crypto/blockchain, marketplaces and SaaS, looking for the best teams who solve big problems in a unique way.

Advisors

Nigel Smart

Advisor

Nigel Smart is a professor in the COSIC group at the KU Leuven. He has held two ERC Advanced grants. He was Vice President of the International Association for Cryptologic Research (2014-2016) and is a Fellow of the IACR. He is co-founder of Unbound Security and the Real World Cryptography conference.

Andy Brown

Advisor

Andy Brown currently serves as CEO and founder of Sand Hill East, LLC, which provides CEO coaching, strategic management, investment advice and go to market services to emerging Fintech, Security, Data and Enterprise SaaS companies.

Roseann Palmieri

Advisor

Roseann Palmieri is a highly respected advisor, investor, board member, entrepreneur and data-management expert in the Financial Technology Industry. Roseann is currently a Managing Partner at Sand Hill East, LLC, a strategic advisory firm working with early stage startups to facilitate business acceleration and growth.

Martin Brodbeck

Advisor

Martin (Marty) Brodbeck joined Priceline as Chief Technology Officer in 2019. Marty is responsible for all product engineering, infrastructure and technology operations for Priceline. Marty brings more than 20 years’ worth of experience to Priceline, having led technology teams within the digital commerce, financial, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, consumer products, and media industries.

Michael Aguiling

Advisor

Michael Aguiling has held CTO roles at Cerberus Capital, Vista Equity Partners, and JP Morgan Chase always driving his teams to leverage emerging technology, data, and advanced analytics to drive business transformations and accelerate value creation for the enterprise. He previously chaired the JPMC Machine Learning Steering Committee.

Tom Noonan

Advisor

Tom Noonan is Partner and Co-Founder at TechOperators LLC and board member for numerous companies including Intercontinental Exchange, Manhattan Associates, Expanse (Acquired by Palo Alto Networks), Phantom (Acquired by Splunk) and Ionic Security (Acquired by Twilio).

Our Investors

We’re proud to be backed by some of the best investors in the world!

News Highlights

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