In creating v-auth, our motivation was to develop an authentication solution that not only addressed the weaknesses of current authentication solutions, but also would enhance the experience for users too.
We’ve spent time developing and testing our solutions, patenting our technology, and passionately believe that v-auth meets a market need for secure authentication that is both secure, but easy to use, low cost and can be implemented on a large scale
Meet the Team
As an MD of one of QInetiQ’s premier technology divisions, he was responsible for the successful commercialisation of a range of technologies and won a Wall Street Journal Innovation Award. His areas of responsibility included cyber security, electronic surveillance and countermeasures and innovative sensor technologies
He has worked with a range of early stage companies to identify growth strategies and two years ago, started work on the concepts that were to result in pin+.
In 2013 he founded v-auth to bring pin+ to market, securing investment in the Company, and built the v-auth VariCode Managed Service offering, utilising the latest state of the art Platform as a Service Technology.
As Worldwide SVP, he ran International Data Group’s sales & marketing operations initially in EMEA, then globally, supplying integrated marketing services to IDG’s top 100 clients both agency and client-side, including Oracle, Microsoft and Xerox.
As COO of internet start-up Officeshopper PLC he launched, built, and executed a successful trade sale for Brightstation ventures. This being one of the first profitable ‘bricks and mortar’ ecommerce businesses.
Running his own Business Development company, Silverlizard, he has established IT Security companies (Breach Security and Deny all) and launched social networks for Baptie.com.
Most recently, as Cryptocards’ Sales and Marketing Director (EMEA), he took them from a niche position on Gartner’s Magic Quadrant to one of the leading authentication companies, culminating in their sale to SafeNet.
Charlie Brown, Financial Director, has over 30 years’ experience of working with innovative technology companies.
As the owner of Cambridge Venture Management Ltd, and a chartered accountant, Charlie has worked with more than 20 innovative start up and early stage technology companies, with activity spanning early, seed investment, series B investment, and exit; including trade sale and listings.
Charlie’s expertise includes development of innovative business models, financial modelling and control of Companies, especially through growth phases where careful financial management is essential to successfully scaling up companies, and delivering excellent returns for shareholders
Andrew Sleigh, non-exec Chairman, has had a long and distinguished career in developing security technologies for Government and Commercial Clients
He has held senior appointments in the UK Ministry of Defence, and as QinetiQ’s Group Chief Technology Officer. He has served on numerous UK government, NATO and EU advisory boards and committees.
He now runs his own consultancy focused on ‘Innovation Governance’, is a Board Member of a number of companies, and is Vice Chairman of the European Commission Secure Societies Advisory Group for the Horizon 2020 programme. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Physics.