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Protecting the people behind the data.

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Our Mission

We’re obsessively passionate about protecting the people behind the data, and our mission is to help businesses achieve it. We exist to help build trust, mitigate risks, and drive revenue whilst removing the need for costly consultants or hiring in-house specialists. Our all-in-one platform allows customers to move beyond simple ‘check-the-box’ compliance, information security and data privacy practices and instead manage data as a competitive differentiator.

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Our Story

After a chance meeting at a basketball camp that led to a lifelong friendship, Thomas and Kivanc noticed that the world’s rapid digitalisation created challenges for businesses to be compliant while at the same time being able to deliver valuable customer experiences to accelerate growth.

DataGuard was founded to help SME and corporates navigate this reality. Bootstrapped for the first two years, Series A investment followed in 2020 which allowed rapid growth, becoming multi product, acquiring a UK-based consent and preference SaaS business, and launched in new geographies.

Fast forward to 2022, we have grown to almost 250 team members, providing customers on-demand and industry-specific support and have just closed our Series B which will further accelerate our product development and expansion across Europe and the US.

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Our values

We care

about data protection and the people behind the data. We consider the privacy of data to be an inviolable human right and our ambition is to enable organisations to achieve sustainable compliance in order to easily and efficiently protect each person’s privacy.

We build bridges

not only between the complex privacy regulations, regulatory authorities, and affected organisations, but also between the many different individuals with diverse backgrounds working together to perfectly connect high-quality human expertise and state of the art technology.

We add value

by empowering businesses across the globe to focus on their core competencies and improving their processes, consequently strengthening customer trust and making privacy compliance their competitive advantage.

We conquer peaks

by venturing into new, uncharted territory opposing the unregulated and untransparent use of people’s data. In order to make a considerable impact and to change the common perception as personal data not being a product that can be used or sold at will, we firmly stand together in paving the path to a better future.

We create trust

as a reliable partner, who not only talks but also leads by example. Transparency is paramount for the success of our mission and to strengthen our culture on the inside, as well as to form close relationships with authorities, organisations, and people on the outside.

How did we get there?

MAY 2018

GDPR becomes applicable for all companies operating in the EU

 

 

APRIL 2019

Launch of strategic partnership with Deutsche Telekom

 

MARCH 2020

Successful completion of the Series A financing round with One Peak Partners

SEPTEMBER 2020

Market entrance in UK
Opening of Berlin and London offices
Launch of sales cooperation with Deutsche Telekom

APRIL 2021

Acquisition of UK-based MyLife Digital
Launch of DataGuard Consent Management

SEPTEMBER 2022

Successful completion of the Series B financing round with Morgan Stanley and One Peak Partners

DataGuard’s all-in-one approach to compliance and security

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Privacy

  • External DPO
  • Audit and risk analysis
  • Data subject requests
  • Online training courses
  • Cookie & preference manager
  • Business advice from experts

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InfoSec

  • Preparation for ISO 27001
  • Building an ISMS
  • Asset management
  • Risk mitigation
  • Internal audit

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Compliance

  • Digital whistleblowing system
  • Whistleblowing support
  • Compliance audit
  • Risk mitigation
  • Online training courses
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Our Management

  • Nina Grandin
    Nina Grandin Chief People Officer
  • Ference Brose
    Ference Brose Chief Technology Officer
  • Michelle Schrey
    Michelle Schrey Vice President Finance
  • Bastiaan Haghuis
    Bastiaan Haghuis Vice President Marketing
  • Dominik Herzig
    Dominik Herzig Vice President Professional Services
  • Marc Hirtz
    Marc Hirtz Vice President Revenue
  • Ben Harknett
    Ben Harknett Vice President International
  • Kathrin Riez
    Kathrin Riez Head of Privacy (Corporate)
  • Amina Boukaboub
    Amina Boukaboub Head of Customer Success
  • Marijam Darakhshan
    Marijam Darakhshan Team Lead Privacy (SMB)
  • Kyle Tackley
    Kyle Tackley Team Lead Privacy (UK)
  • Viktor Stryczek
    Viktor Stryczek Team Lead Sales (Corporate)
  • Nicolas Pabst von Ohain
    Nicolas Pabst von Ohain Team Lead Sales (SMB)
  • Alistair Adams
    Alistair Adams Team Lead Sales UK (SMB)
  • Alexandros Vassiliadis
    Alexandros Vassiliadis Team Lead Business Dev. & Sales Ops.
  • Emre Semen
    Emre Semen Team Lead Business Intelligence
  • Damir Zambelli
    Damir Zambelli Team Lead Technical Pre-Sales
  • Markus Peter
    Markus Peter Team Lead Customer Success
  • Joe Riley
    Joe Riley Team Lead Product Consent
  • Emre Salmanoglu
    Emre Salmanoglu Team Lead Product Management
  • Santosh Komaragiri
    Santosh Komaragiri Team Lead Product Design
  • Clemens Kofler
    Clemens Kofler Engineering Manager

We guard

3,000+

CUSTOMERS

40mio

PEOPLE

IN

50

COUNTRIES

Our 4 Offices

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Dachauer Str. 65
80335 München
MUNICH
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Köpenicker Str. 40-41
10179 Berlin
BERLIN
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Techspace, 25 Luke Street
London, EC2A 4DS
LONDON
Wien
Postgasse 8b, 1010 Vienna
VIENNA

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Simplify compliance

  • Streamline privacy, information security and compliance
  • Business advice - not legal jargon - from qualified experts
  • Time-saving technology to speed up repetitive tasks
  • Control your compliance budget with fair and transparent pricing

 

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Simplify compliance

  • External data protection officer
  • Audit of your privacy status-quo
  • Ongoing GDPR support from a industry experts
  • Automate repetitive privacy tasks
  • Priority support during breaches and emergencies
  • Get a defensible GDPR position - fast!

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Simplify compliance

  • Prepare for ISO 27001 or TISAX®️®
  • Create missing assets, policies and documentation
  • Eye-level support from infosec experts
  • Staff security and phishing training
  • Prepare fast for your external audit

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Simplify compliance

  • Proactive support
  • Create essential documents and policies
  • Staff compliance training
  • Advice from industry experts

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Simplify compliance

  • Comply with the EU Whistleblowing Directive
  • Centralised digital whistleblowing system
  • Fast implementation
  • Guidance from compliance experts
  • Transparent reporting

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