We believe that as creators of information we should be able to own and control our data - at all times!
We work towards making the Internet a better place where we can have privacy and security in every conversation.
We strive to make privacy and security standard in every communication we have on the Internet.
Co-founder & CEO
Mayer is a serial entrepreneur and angel investor who’s career dates back to his college days in 2011. His early ventures included social networking and messaging apps. Soon after the Snowden leaks, Mayer’s interest veered to privacy and encryption which lead him to focus on building security solution for email. Mayer is a native of Panama and Jamaica and is known as one of the regions foremost tech entrepreneurs.
JJ Geewax was Vice President of Engineering of Invite Media, an advertising technology company based in New York City, which was acquired by Google in 2010. After integrating Invite Media's technology platform into Google as DoubleClick Bid Manager, JJ is now working on Google's Cloud Platform and Developer APIs in New York City, Seattle, and San Francisco. JJ has a bachelor's degree in Computer Science from the University of Pennsylvania.
The decisions we make about communication security today will determine the kind of society we live in tomorrow.
Arguing that you don’t care about privacy because you have nothing to hide is like arguing that you don’t care about free speech because you have nothing to say.
Co-founder & Advisor
Luis Loaiza is a tech entrepreneur, whose expertise relies in building tech-teams in LATAM that'll deliver innovation through technology. Since 2008, Luis started building real time communication software and founded different companies that later on would capitalize this know-how in products that go from online games, instant encrypted messaging and live monitoring solutions for the last mile logistics industry.
Joseph Mayer Matalon is Chairman of ICD Group Holdings Limited and is a director of certain of ICD’s other subsidiary and associated companies including British Caribbean Insurance Company Limited, West Indies Home Contractors, CGM Gallagher Group, Advantage Communications and Amber Connect Limited. He is also the co-founder and Chairman of First Angels Jamaica (FAJ), the first angel investor network to be established in Jamaica, and which began operation in July 2014. In 2010 the Government of Jamaica awarded him the Order of Distinction in the Rank of Commander (C.D.), in recognition of his contribution to the Public and Private Sectors, and to community service.
Marina Acton is an active Silicon Valley tech investor and founder and CEO of the Marina Acton Charity Fund, a non-profit organization created to promote the security and privacy of on-line communications through encryption and digital integrity. Mrs. Acton comes from an extensive background in intellectual property law and venture capital markets. Beyond finding value in Criptext’s vision and product, Mrs. Acton is mostly driven by the people that make up the Criptext team.
Founding team member of Criptext and open source advocate, Gianni has taken a keen interest in building scalable privacy-first solutions for email and instant messaging. He has a bachelor's degree in Computer Science from ESPOL. Born in Guayaquil.
Cryptography is the essential building block of independence for organisations on the Internet, just like armies are the essential building blocks of states, because otherwise one state just takes over another.
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