Ryan Lasmaili, CEO of Vaultree: $16 Million Raised to Build the World’s First Fully Functional Data-in-Use Encryption

In today’s episode of Category Visionaries, we speak with Ryan Lasmaili, CEO of Vaultree, an encryption as a service platform that’s raised over $16 Million in funding, about why we need a new solution focused on working with encrypted data to plug some serious leaks in our security system, Vaultree has spent more than 8 years developing an entirely unique software solution, allowing people to access, analyze and process encrypted data without ever making it vulnerable to outsiders. Keeping our data safe while we work is the new frontier of security, and one which Vaultree looks set to lead in the years to come.

We also speak about why Ryan doesn’t feel the need to follow other Founders’ approaches, how he and his team managed to split their time between full time work, and why now that the software is ready to go it’s time for the real work to begin. Bringing real innovation to market is always a challenge, and for Vaultree, a company some feel is trying to achieve the impossible, educating people about the need for the software is less of a challenge than convincing them it’s not too good to be true.

Topics Discussed:

  • Living in 26 countries, and why Ryan’s life has always been on the move
  • Why focusing on yourself is a professional development strategy just as valid as looking for established leadership figures
  • Why existing encryption solutions for data are basically just ‘workarounds,’ and why Vaultree set out to do something different
  • Why it took the Vaultree team 8 years to develop their technology, and why is was definitely worth the wait
  • How to sell a solution that most people perceive must be impossible, and why leaders in new markets have to master the art of narrative
  • How Vaultree plans to make this new technology part of our daily lives, as invisible as the tech in our phone handset

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Can’t Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds

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