Reinventing how humanity uses strong authentication.

Authy is the first strong authentication platform built for large-scale applications and built with the end-user in mind.
With Authy you get all the benefits of strong authentication with the simplicity that you've always wanted for your customers. Today, Authy protects over 1.2 million users on 6,000+ websites and mobile apps.

Authy was founded on a simple, powerful idea: everyone should be able to use strong authentication. With most of the world's data stored in the cloud, passwords are no longer enough. Unfortunately the alternatives are too complex and hard to use for most people, so only very few end up benefiting from stronger authentication methods. At Authy we want to change that. We believe that the solution lays humanities to humanity. By building on top of existing and secure technologies like HOTP and RSA, but making them accessible to anyone, Authy has helped over 800 businesses provide strong Two-Factor Authentication to over a million people.

Authy’s investors include Fortune 500 companies, innovative venture capital firms and high profile angel investors including Aaron Levie, CEO of Box. Our customers range from the Fortune 500 to innovative start-ups across industries. Scroll down for more Authy highlights.


Daniel Palacio, Authy CEO

Daniel Palacio, Founder

Daniel Palacio is the founder of Authy Inc. He is a passionate security expert and entrepreneur. From an early age, Daniel developed a passion for security. He attended his first hacker conference in Colombia back when he was 15, and since then has attended and spoken at many more. Prior to Authy, Daniel worked for Microsoft in Redmond, Washington, as part of the Windows Security Team and later as a security penetration tester at a boutique security consulting firm named IOActive.

Daniel holds a BS in Computer Science and Management from Purdue University.


Marc Boroditsky, President & COO

Marc is a seasoned entrepreneur with 30+ years computing experience including 25+ years with start-ups. He has founded and financed three start-up software companies in electronic medical records, authentication and identity management and successfully completed the sale of the most recent one, Passlogix, to Oracle.

He started in computer security with the vision 25 years ago that authentication was too difficult for users since they needed to know an increasing number of passwords and weakening because users didn’t pick or manage password well. This vision lead to his successful enterprise SSO company, Passlogix, which redefined the solution and market as the first step of identity management. Passlogix lead the industry with more than 1,600 customers and 25 million users around the world. Following the acquisition, Marc joined Oracle as VP Identity Management and drove growth at a multiple of the market and delivered new products for privileged access, mobile security and cloud SSO.


Lance Jacobs, VP Sales

Lance is a proven software sales and operations executive with a track record of sales excellence and building high-performing teams in all sales disciplines, including field, inside, channel, OEM, and business & partner development. Before Authy, Jacobs was General Manager for Avira, where he oversaw North-American operations, and built sales and business development teams that drove unprecedented channel and OEM partner growth.

Previously, Jacobs was Vice President of Sales at ThreatMetrix, where he led global sales and business development, increased sales by 300 percent year-over-year and acquired more than 1,000 enterprise customers. ThreatMetrix became the de facto standard in SaaS-based device-ID fraud prevention technology, and was named by the Wall Street Journal as one of their top 50 startups.

Prior to ThreatMetrix, Jacobs was director of North American strategic sales at F-Secure. Under his leadership, F-Secure quickly became the market leader and dominant provider of SaaS security solutions to service providers. Customers included Comcast, CenturyLink, Cox, DirecTV, Dish Network, Shaw Communications and scores of others. Earlier in his career Jacobs held various sales leadership roles at several fast-growing, successful technology startups. Jacobs is a graduate of Utah State University.

Jason L. Martin, Board of Directors Authy

Jason L. Martin, Board of Directors

Jason Martin is Vice President of Cloud Business for FireEye, Inc. the global leader in advanced threat detection technology. Prior to joining FireEye Jason was the President and CEO of Secure DNA (acquired by FireEye), a company that provided innovative security products and solutions to companies throughout Asia-Pac and the US Mainland. Customers included Fortune 10, 100, and 500 companies, global government agencies, state and local governments, and private organizations of all sizes.

Mr. Martin has over fifteen years of experience in Information Security and is the co-founder of the Shakacon Security Conference (Honolulu, HI). In addition to his board responsibilities with he is an advisory board member for OneMedNet, a board member for Infragard Hawaii, and he is on the conference board for NoSuchCon (Paris). He is a frequent speaker at security conferences and training events and is the co-author of the Syngress book "Information Security Risk Assessment Toolkit: Practical Assessments through Data Collection and Data Analysis - ISBN-10: 1597497355 ISBN-13: 978-1597497350."

Backed by:

  • Salesforce
  • Startfund
  • Crunchfund
  • Digitalgarage

Other investors:

Aaron Levie
CEO & Co-Founder, Box
Data Collective
Y Combinator

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