Our mission

Empower Engineering and Security teams with automated detection and remediation solutions to manage personal data protection and compliance risks.
Our founding team’s prior experience has taught us that security software successfully addresses security threats, but has a limited impact on addressing privacy challenges.

This is because — unlike other confidential data that can be easily isolated and sealed — personal data is actually meant to be accessed, used, and shared in-day-to-day business operations.

We talked with 150+ CTOs, CISOs, and Privacy Engineers and realized that they face exactly the same challenge: a lack of purpose-built privacy tools in order to detect and resolve privacy incidents and risks.

This is why we started Soveren in 2020 with a mission to empower Engineering and Security teams with automated detection and remediation solutions to manage personal data protection and compliance risks.
Privacy is the new Security
Privacy has to be embraced by engineering because legal measures alone can’t guarantee compliance. Soveren’s vision is to facilitate the inevitable shift from privacy statements on paper to privacy as an engineering discipline.
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We are a highly ambitious, inclusive team with diverse engineering and business experience

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Backed by tier-one VC funds

Unicorn founders, global CEOs

and other amazing investors
Ross Mason
Founder
Olivier Pomel
Co-founder and CEO
Guy Podjarny
Founder
Nathan Blecharczyk
Co-Founder
Nikesh Arora
Chairman CEO of Palo Alto Networks and former CBO of Google
Elad Gil
Co-founder of Color and prominent angel investor
Brendon Lynch
Chief Privacy Officer of Airbnb and former Chief Privacy Officer of Microsoft
Tom Killalea
Chairman of MongoDB and Amazon’s former VP Security & CISO
Jack Altman
CEO & Co-founder
Sir Richard Branson’s family

Why they đź’ś us

Soveren is helping high-growth startups and medium businesses replace manual, time-consuming data privacy measures with automated, continuous personal data monitoring and control, at a fraction of complexity and cost.
Nikesh Arora
Chairman CEO of Palo Alto Networks and former CBO of Google
At Virgin, our customers mean everything to us and treating them with respect and with world class service is at the core of the entire Virgin ethos. The way we handle their personal information is an important extension of this and something we take very seriously. As a family we are delighted to be investors in Soveren, whose mission and innovative technology will enable many more businesses to become better stewards of personal data.
Holly Branson
Virgin’s Chief Purpose and Vision Officer
Soveren is addressing one of the key technology challenges of the decade: privacy and compliance for Engineering teams. Their product provides CTOs, CISOs, and Privacy Engineers with easy-to-use tools to detect and address privacy gaps. The calibre of their seed round speaks to the pedigree of founders, and to the size of the task ahead.
Spencer Crawley
Co-Founding General Partner of firstminute capital
From my experience working with MuleSoft customers, I saw a clear and pressing need to solve the data usage and risk problem of sprawling datasets, and not knowing what was where and how data got used. Soveren is taking a unique approach to this. It's built from the ground up to listen, learn and report on data inflight without having to access existing systems or personal data.
Ross Mason
Founder of MuleSoft and Dig Ventures
I have always believed that developers will eventually assume responsibility for Privacy within organizations. Soveren provides them with the monitoring and control tools to get this job done.
Guy Podjarny
Founder of Snyk
Many companies, including Airbnb, have built in-house platforms to manage personal data in compliance with regulations and business rules because no one tool meets their needs. I’m excited about Soveren’s potential to change this situation by providing data discovery, monitoring, and intelligence capabilities so that companies can focus on their core business, rather than divert valuable resources to build and maintain their own compliance tools.
Brendon Lynch
Chief Privacy Officer of Airbnb and former Chief Privacy Officer of Microsoft