Team

Who We Are

Raphael
CEO Raphael Joined December 2017

Raphael noticed that online - everywhere he went - he was treated like a 1st class citizen. He soon realized: when he received benefits he did not earn, someone else had to pay to cover the costs. His responsibility is developing and managing our business. He also takes care of networking, company culture and accounting.

Daniel
CTO Daniel Joined January 2017

Daniel studied IT-Security. At his first job, his skills led him to become the system architect of the first Austrian cyber attack simulation platform. Ever since the Snowden revelations he invested most of his free time to conceptualize privacy solutions. He is the brain behind the Portmaster and the Safing Privacy Network and is the lead developer.

David
CCO David Joined January 2017

Previously, David worked on large scale gaming applications with millions of users. Seeing first hand how the industry gathers and processes intimate user data, he became more and more aware of the importance of privacy. His responsibilities at Safing are communication, networking, community management as well as some development.

Alex
Developer Alex Joined September 2019

Alex is heavily involved in building the backends of the major web platforms of Safing, including the SPN user platform and payment system - a core to our business. As the first employee he also helped shaping the company.

Luke
Designer Luke Joined October 2019

Luke's uncompromising passion for privacy led us to hire him directly from within the community. With his pragmatism and determination towards easy design he has already and continues to make a big impact.

Tabitha
Backoffice Tabitha Joined January 2020

With her wide range of skills, Tabitha effectively tackles all emerging bottle-necks in the office. May it be accounting, reporting, writing or editing podcasts - her variety in skills is priceless.

Patrick
Senior Dev & Server Admin Patrick Joined March 2020

With his wide experience, ranging from IT-security and pen-testing to driver development to server management, Patrick rapidly became an invaluable part of the team. With his passion for Go-lang he is primarily advancing the Portmaster.

Pranav
Freelancer Pranav Joined August 2021

Pranav is a minimalist who enjoys writing about privacy, web development and philosophy. He joined forces with Safing to tackle the "Portmaster vs X" comparison blog posts, where he is the main contributor.