Cryptography Meets Machine Learning

Cape Privacy improves data science outcomes through encrypted learning.

Founded in 2018, Cape Privacy was created to help protect our privacy by default.

Our collective 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 9 time zones.

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. Together we are solving important problems with technology.

  • Technology should protect our privacy by default
  • Privacy-enhancing technology should be accessible
  • Research into new privacy techniques should be published and peer-reviewed
  • Data science and machine learning has the potential to help 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 CRO at Datalogue (acquired by Nike), SVP at OmniSci and EVP at Composite Software (acquired by Cisco).

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
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.

Katherine Jarmul
Data Science

An internationally recognized data scientist, programmer, and lecturer, Katherine is passionate about data science done right. She’s experienced in implementing data processing + ML systems and is an adjunct lecturer at the University of Florida Audience Analytics Program teaching data mining & programming.

Morten Dahl
Co-Founder & Chief Scientist

Morten holds an MSc in computer science and a Ph.D. in cryptography. With experience in data science and software engineering, he leads a research team that develops encrypted learning technologies.

Ben Decoste
Co-Founder & Platform

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

Reesha Dedhia
Head of Marketing

Reesha is a marketing leader with over twelve years of experience in the technology industry. She previously led product marketing and GTM strategies at Anaplan (IPO: $PLAN), Cisco and PerimeterX.

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.

Luisa Herrmann
Head of Product

An entrepreneurial product leader with over ten years of experience growing and scaling products and teams, Luisa has previously led Product at expert.ai, Validity, and ZoomInfo (NASDAQ: ZI).

Board Members

Ed Sim

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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!

Evolution Equity Partners
Tiger Global
Ridgeline
Boldstart
Versionone
Haystack
Radical

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