This article showcases Startup Pill’s top picks for the best Privacy startups. These startups are taking a variety of approaches to innovating inside of the Privacy industry and around the world. They are all exceptional startups well worth a follow.
We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.
We selected these startups for exceptional performance in one of these categories:
- Innovative ideas
- Innovative route to market
- Innovative product
- Exceptional growth
- Exceptional growth strategy
- Societal impact
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Top Privacy Startups
Numbers provides apps and tools to help users create tamper-proof records of media content. There are three core components of the company’s product: Capture, Seal, and Trace.
Capture generates the birth certificate of media content, Seal preserves the integrity with immutable records, and Trace footprints at every level from creation to archive. The sources of media content include mobile cameras or professional cameras.
All media content created by the Numbers Capture comes with a unique certification. When the content is shared, viewers can scan a QR code to review and verify it.
The company was founded in 2019 and is headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan.. .
All of us as consumers trust our data with companies to buy medicines, to fly on airplanes, to get loyalty points, to get our salaries and many more. Skyflow is building a secure data privacy platform fronted by an API so all this data is secure and used as promised.
Skyflow’s data privacy vault makes it easy to securely manage, store, and use any kind of personally identifiable information. Compliance with PCI, PHI, HIPAA, GDPR, CCPA and other regulations is built in.
Make data privacy a core part of your work, not a bolt-on.. .
Privacy Tools is a Privacy Management Software that helps global companies to be compliant with data protection and privacy requirements. The platform is an AI and Blockchain-based privacy software for consent management and data subject request automation.
The system was designed to support customers in LGPD (Brazil), GDPR (EU), and CCPA(CA) and marketing needs like cookie management, data mapping, website scanning, consent management, and policy management.. .
Mine provides a smart data assistant that enables people to discover and control their personal data online. With a simple and friendly app, and in less than 30 seconds, users can discover all the companies that hold sensitive data such as personal, financial, identity, health, and more.
It helps discover, understand, and effectively manage what the internet knows about users, enabling people to reduce their unnecessary online exposure to minimize potential risks.. .
HOPR provides the tools and framework for the Web3 ecosystem, ensuring everyone has control of their privacy, data, and identity as they navigate online. The HOPR protocol introduces the first-ever open incentivized mixnet, where anyone can earn tokens for staking and running nodes.
Dr. Sebastian Bürgel, who helped draft the DLT (Distributed Ledger Technology) Law in Switzerland, leads a diverse HOPR team which includes award-winning blockchain hackers and Silicon Valley tech veterans.
HOPR combines the traditional association as a proven legal entity in Swiss jurisdiction with the tenets of a Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (DAO) which results in a Decentralized Community-Enabling Governance (DecenGov). HOPR has its main office in Zurich, Switzerland..
Suridata.ai specializes in helping organizations gain visibility and obtain control over their sensitive data across the organization, using autonomous learning. The autonomous learning ability is what makes them different – an NLP engine that can be trained to recognize any type of sensitive data in any vertical, within days.
Suridata.ai generates fast accurate discovery and classification results because it understands data in a human-like way, compared to the traditional solutions that are based on sets of rules and patterns and require personnel training and technical skills. The visibility and control gained ,allow the organization to take actions to protect, delete, or manage the access while complying with privacy regulations..
RIVN was created to help companies meet compliance standards for regulations such as GDPR and CCPA with respect to consumer deletion functionality. Most companies have home grown platforms or have recently purchased a cloud based platform still find certain key functions missing (e.g.
deletion requests), RIVN fills the gap in an automated fashion for those companies. The functional benefit for our customers is an easy to use automated API based solution that can be operationalized within companies large and small to ensure consumer deletion requests and processing can be leveraged for audit reporting.
For more information, visit www.rivn.com. .
Globe provides a real estate platform that allows people to live more comfortably. The company’s platform offers short stays instead in people’s homes or noisy coffee shops when people need privacy in between meetings or after a flight, without any advance booking.
Globe was founded on 2019 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.. .
Dilecy offers a software tool that enables people to control their personal data at any company. Dilecy automates the process of exercising one’s rights under the game-changing GDPR so users can access, delete, and restrict the processing of their data.
Users can send automated requests to more than 10,000 companies. The software is free to use and open-source.
Due to end-2-end encryption and local storage Dilecy does neither see any content of any data requested nor store it. It was founded in 2019 and based in Berlin, Germany.
Omnistruct, a cyber governance SaaS company, aims to prepare mid-market businesses for when cyber compliance matters through measurement and illustration of new US Cyber Guidelines developed by NIST. CEO, George Usi’s, vision is to make privacy data sacred for businesses grappling with cyber compliance by constructing governance programs using their SaaS platforms.
The platform is designed around measuring cyber posture using open standards to make it easy to illustrate and compare actions taken with tools investments already made by businesses so they can measurably gauge and improve cyber posture.. .
HARPOCRATES is a RegTech startup, building smart solutions to help app developers, IoT manufactureres and connected car producers manage their data privacy obligations across the globe. Privacy regulations globally are monitored continuously and changes are processed into digital regulatory rulesets, easily integrated into any app or IoT connected device via our API and integrated SDK services – independant of operating system.
The Compliance-as-a-Service platform scales to suit your needs. No matter if you’re just starting out or already have thousands of customers – HARPOCRATES got you covered.
With HARPOCRATES you can focus on growing your business while your compliance is ensured.. .
Soveren provides data privacy solutions and a developer platform to automate compliance with CCPA and GDPR. Soveren’s technology automates privacy compliance of existing systems and lets developers build applications with data privacy by design.
With Soveren, data privacy is guaranteed in the software code and delivered as a service. Soveren is to privacy what Stripe is to payments and Twilio is to communications..
At TRUSTLESS.AI and Trustless Computing Association, in Zurich and Luxembourg, we are building a 2mm-thin personal computer and a new certification body that bring previously unimagined peace of mind and freedom to your private digital life, e-health, and e-banking. Initially for top clients and employees of large private banks and enterprises, it seamlessly enables ultra-secure messaging, social networking, transactions, and dozens of 3rd-party apps, while replacing all other external authentication devices used by employees for access to digital and physical spaces.
We achieve radically-unprecedented levels of confidentiality and integrity – while ensuring legitimate lawful access transparently and safely – via an uncompromisingly trustless approach down to CPU design, chip fabrication oversight and hosting room access – as certified by a new ultra resilient and democratic Trustless Computing Certification Body, being built by our NGO arm. Our Seevik Pod is carried face-out in luxury leather wallets, in a variety of styles, and then also embedded in the back of thin flagship Android phones, and in basic models, with hundreds of apps, to realize the first ultra-secure and democratic social computing platform..
We aim to organise the world’s meetings and make them universally accessible, secure and easy-to-use. We created the world’s first conferencing platform combining simplicity, white-labelling, security and privacy.
We put our users’ integrity first and never have access to your realtime conversations or communications. Our vision is to simplify secure communications and never turn users into a commodity or collect personal data..
Our current health system is plagued with inefficiencies. Manual processes create bottlenecks that drive down patient care and increase hospital readmissions.
Legacy EHR systems create data silos preventing the sharing of information between primary care providers, hospitals, and patients. At Truentity, we have built a patient-centric digital health platform with privacy-first principles.
Our mission is to provide individuals the ability to take control of their health data by allowing them to select whom to share the data with, for what purpose, and for how long. Our provider based workflows allow access to patient consented data that can be shared across multiple health systems which helps streamline processes, increase compliance, and reduce costs..
SecureCo offers a flexible solution for zero-trust data-in-transit security, using a multi-cloud mesh network platform-as-a-service, strong encryption, randomized multi-path circuits, anonymization and obfuscation techniques. With a simple implementation that is compatible with legacy systems, SecureCo technology addresses vulnerabilities of point-to-point connections and offers defense-in-depth, supporting covert data and voice communications even over untrusted networks.
This solution can be deployed for remote access, fixed cross-domain connections or to fortify internal comms within local networks. The company was founded in 2020 and headquartered in New York, United States..
BPSAA was launched to unite dedicated blockchain and fintech technology teams, each with unique expertise to deliver cross-platform solutions. The cooperation between projects adds value to the development of new fintech solutions.
Members of the BPSAA have a common ethos: interoperability amongst all, setting the standard for blockchain collaboration & innovation.. .
Puma is a browser and developer platform focused on seamless payments for creators and mobile games. It is a new link in browser evolution that focuses on two key areas: micro-payments and privacy.
For micro-payments, users can pay a flat fee every month through Coil. Coil then sends money to content creators while users browse their content.
It is transparent and with no paywalls or subscriptions required. Web monetized sites can then provide access to exclusive content for the end-users who support them.
This way, users can support all kinds of web content creators simply by visiting their sites and browsing their content. For privacy, Puma’s ad-free model means it does not collect the user’s data or track browsing habits.
Without ads, there is no need for invasive tracking and data collection common with other web browsers. The San Francisco, California-based company was founded by Yuriy Dybskiy in 2019..
Newfang is a new Decentralized Cloud Storage Platform for Web 3.0 Applications, powered by EOS Blockchain. Newfang helps apps offer their users privacy and ownership of their data, make use of edge computing to serve content faster, reduce costs up to 50%, and remain resilient to attacks/data breaches/censorship without a central point of failure, through a decentralized network of storage nodes.
Completely transparent with cryptographic proofs that are publically verifiable.. .
Syntho is a data technology organization with a strong expertise in privacy enhancing technologies (PET), headquartered in Amsterdam, Netherlands. It was founded in 2020 with the goal of solving the privacy dilemma and enable the open data economy, where data can be used and shared freely and privacy guaranteed.
Syntho offers privacy-preserving synthetic data to unlock your data and take away legitimate privacy concerns. We develop AI-based software that can be trained on any form of data.
After training, our Syntho Engine is able to generate new, ‘synthetic’ data. This is the essence of what we do – we generate a completely new, artificial dataset that reproduces the statistical characteristics of the original dataset, while warranting that no records from the original dataset are present.
In other words, the synthetic dataset has no privacy risk, while maximizing data utility. This allows you to easily use and share all of your data without privacy concerns and boost innovation..
Presence Global Inc.
Presence Global is a consumer data privacy and information management company focusing on cyberbullying, mental health, and protecting children online. We’re a Silicon Valley-based firm providing actionable tools and services to parents and individuals.
We believe in better online visibility and protection for loved ones without invading their privacy.. .
Vendict provides you a solution to validate a Vendor at business speed, build a documented compliance on Privacy and Vendor Management and track your Vendor risk. First scan automatically all your website domains and review your third-party Vendors.
Get a full Vendor inventory, including fourth parties. Each Vendor has a 360-degree profile to assess its risk.
Then map your data flows and upload the documents to ensure compliance with CCPA & GDPR. Use it as a centralized reference for the Compliance, Legal, Privacy and Security functions..
AppCensus tests private information for Android and iOS apps where the data is being removed. It allows enterprises to monitor and regulate the privacy behaviors of mobile apps on their networks.
AppCensus was founded by thought leaders in the privacy, security and networking domains, including Serge Egelman, Nathan Good, and Narseo Vallina-Rodriguez of the International Computer Science Institute and the University of California at Berkeley, Joel Reardon from the University of Calgary, and team members from Amazon, Pinterest, and Smyte (now Twitter). They are based in San Francisco and provide privacy protection products..
Verilogy helps privacy-sensitive companies keep their websites and legal documents compliant with ever-changing legal requirements. The Verilogy Privacy UX Tool is an Intelligent workflow automation system that continuously scans websites for trackers and third-party tools to update your legal texts accordingly, saving you money and time on compliance.
Unlike other privacy startups that provide only better legal protection, we use natural language processing to augment your privacy policies to real-time adjustable documents and simplify them with legal design to attract and provide better onboarding to privacy-aware consumers.. .
Consumers now have a way to take control of their privacy and their data. Control.My.ID provides consumers with an ability to view the information companies and others have about them (and the ability to monitor this data on an ongoing basis) for free.
Tools are also available to manage this data, correct information, take part in data dividends and more. Enterprises no longer have to build out full products and keep up on all of the different data and privacy compliance issues that are cropping up everyday.
Control.My.ID for Enterprises provides a platform they can plug into to manage their consumer data, interact with consumers, achieve regulatory compliance, and build out their audience and audience trust.. .
Arckadl offers solutions for enterprises and service providers to build, operate and manage trusted blockchain networks. The solutions simplify and accelerate the implementation of state-of-the-art blockchain driven by Arckadl’s innovative products.
Arckadl provides seamless cloud management that is easy to deploy and maintain with neutral infrastructure. We ensure that data from foreign devices can be trusted and allow enterprises and SPs to choose the data they want to share.
Arckadl supports data governance and regulatory control of data.. .
We provide GDPR and ePrivacy compliant cookie banners and consent managing solutions for websites. In a few minutes you can set up a compliant cookie banner and policy for your website and rebrand it in your favourite styles.
Stop worrying about your website’s compliance to the GDPR or ePrivacy we handle that for you. Simply select the third party services you use, upload our scripts to your website et voila..
Aldabada, Inc. is a technology based solutions developer for preserving and protecting consumers rights.
We craft and provide tools to + monitor and capture (pre)signing moments; + analyze consumer contracts for risk vs. value balance in a personalized context; + alert for abuse or abnormalities or clauses that are way out of a market standard; + simply store all existing consumer rights and obligations in organized manner; + efficiently act on available optional choices hidden in a fine-print; + stay notified and aware about upcoming expirations, billing or termination events + and more….
Biometric Vision Facial Recognition API
Biometric Vision, is an Australian tech start-up, that develops the next generation of AI-powered facial recognition software. Developed with privacy at the core.
Simple integration via our API allows you to create secure and effortless customer experiences. Our product currently allows you to verify two images are the same person (one-to-one or face verification) or identify a person from a database of images (one-to-many or face identification).
More features like multi-face detection and spoof detection are under development. Here’s a highlight of some of Biometric Vision’s best features so far: Anonymising images into an alphanumeric string (binary) that cannot be reversed engineered 99.99% accuracy in the most challenging scenarios Uses up to 180 landmarks to create a face template Blistering speed with a face match time of 130ms Algorithm uses less memory than our competitors for enrolment of a single image at 15MB, noting industry peak-memory benchmark median was 730MB and a top ranked with 33MB (NIST) AES 256+ encryption end-to-end.
We are building a social network that doesn’t only promise to protect your privacy. It does so by design.
Our mission is to develop a social network that reflects universal human values, namely the respect of privacy. We believe the primary purpose of a social network should be to communicate with friends and loved ones.
A social network shouldn’t exist to extract data from people in order to influence them. It is for people to communicate, first and foremost.
That’s why we’re building Pondenome with end-to-end encryption baked in. We don’t want to view the content you post.
We just want to help deliver it to the people with whom you choose to share it.. .
Lokker gives companies instantaneous control over third-party data collection and risk to protect their customers’ privacy and comply with privacy laws. The company’s patent-pending technology measures, monitors, and mitigates privacy issues.
Lokker was founded in 2020 and is headquartered in Redwood City, California.. .