Describe the company – the elevator pitch …
Similar to the data on a postcard, email data is not secure, and securing it can be costly and time consuming.
How are you different?
Email encryption is nothing new; it has been available in a cumbersome way for more than 20 years to the more security conscious user. As a result of the Snowden revelations, the heightened sense of cyber-security risk and increasing regulatory controls, email encryption is now considered a critical tool to ensure compliance, to secure business information and to protect a user’s privacy.
Up until now, email encryption was not particularly user friendly, the user was required to understand how the encryption process worked so they could generate and distribute their encryption keys. The traditional, cumbersome email encryption steps required knowledge and time, both of which are in limited quantities to the everyday email user. Jumble takes the pain out of email encryption by looking after all the key management on behalf of the user; now all the user needs to do is select “Send Encrypted” as opposed to “Send” to secure their email data!
At Jumble we believe in simplicity! Jumble’s end-to-end email encryption solution is extremely easy to use, however, the following five factors combined give Jumble its competitive advantage:
– Intelligent key management that makes it very easy to use;
– Integrates with existing email systems – no need for a new address;
– Rich in business features that allow businesses manage their regulatory compliance;
– Secure, and easy to use decryption functionality for users who don’t use Jumble; and
– Three lines of defence, which is the foundation of our trust statement, ensure that segregation of cryptographic keys and data is maintained and that keys are appropriately encrypted to prevent unauthorised access.
— Jumble (@JumbleSecurity) April 24, 2015
Why will the company / product do well?
As the high profile attacks from 2014 continue, cybercrime has become more profitable than the global drug trade. In 2015, companies will spend approximately $77BN protecting their businesses, and with heated discussion already this year from Government Leaders such as Barrack Obama and David Cameroon it is no wonder that 2015 is predicted to be the year of encryption. As already mentioned, email encryption is not new however the need for it has never been greater.
The email encryption market is still developing and it’s set to be worth more than $2BN by 2019. The Jumble solution has been developed by a team that are experienced and passionate about data protection. Jumble’s offering is truly unique as its easy to use, secure end-to-end email encryption solution provides users with peace of mind in the event of a data breach while giving businesses the tools to manage their data compliance.
Where are you based? How is the broadband?
We are a Dublin based company with one of the three founders operating from Cork. Considering we spend a lot of time on Hangouts and Skype with some of the team in Chile it’s a good thing we don’t have many issues with our broadband.
When was the company launched?
The Company was formed in early 2014 and Jumble is currently available as a Gmail extension on Google Chrome, as an iOS app and it will be supported on more platforms such as Office365 and MS Outlook in the very near future.
— Jumble (@JumbleSecurity) April 17, 2015
What have been your biggest wins to date?
For us the biggest wins so far has been the fact customers are using Jumble and are validating the product. We love listening to our user base and we take all the feedback (good and bad) very seriously, but when we get positive feedback it’s great validation of our product.
Other big wins for us include the acceptance into:
- Start-up Chile, an accelerator programme where our founder is temporarily based to avail of the funding and to participate in the programme; and
- Startup Next, a pre-accelerator programme powered by Google.
What type of people (market segment) are you trying to attract to your product?
While Jumble is accessible to all email users, business plans will be targeted at companies who need to manage their data protection such as:
- Companies operating in regulated industries;
- Companies that comply with data protection law; and
- Security conscious companies that are investing in their IT security infrastructure
Tell us about your team?
Gavin Kearney, the company’s visionary, leads Jumble’s team of six. Gavin is a Software Architect with an M.Sc. in Security & Forensic Computing and B.Sc. in Computer Applications Software Engineering from DCU. His professional experience ranges from enterprise software development and delivery to banking security system design. This is the third start-up Gavin has been part of. Gavin’s passion is travelling which made the Start-Up Chile opportunity that bit more appealing!
Emmet Kearney is responsible for business development, sales and marketing. He is a business professional with a background in engineering. He’s led the Irish division of two multi-nationals within the engineering and pharma industries.
The rest of our team is comprised of a third co-founder who has director level experience with one of the “Big Four” accountancy firms and three developers who bring a great mix of full stack experience and test automation to the team!
What are you long term plans for your product / company?
The next step for Jumble will be to further develop our technical roadmap, which will include Jumble being supported on Office365, MS Outlook, Outlook.com and across more platforms such as Android, IE and Firefox.
We will also be looking to take on more funding which will allow us to scale and become the leading global email encryption provider!
What are your favourite tech gadgets?
It’s probably the same boring answer, but as Emmet recently found out it’s his iPhone! Having recently gone through the experience of restoring his phone, he was faced with the reality of potentially losing information and he ended up “back in time” to when he last backed-up the handset. Thankfully, it went well and he discovered it’s not only his favourite tech gadget but it’s his essential one.
What tech gadgets do you wish you could use to help you?
We love all sorts of cloud services as they allow us to scale easily – we are big Trello and Slack fans. On our wish list currently we have AWS and Compose.io.
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