Gataca is a cybersecurity company founded in Boston, MA, at the heart of MIT’s entrepreneurship and innovation ecosystem. It started as an academic research study seeking to reduce the risk of doing business online. As victims of the Equifax data breach later that year, the topic became very personal.
We built Gataca because we knew there had to be a better way to protect our data.
This project has indirectly received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under project Block.IS (grant agreement No 824509)
Best graded proposal out of 20 awardees of the NGI ESSIF-Lab, a project funded by the European Commission to advance decentralized digital identities for faster and safer electronic transactions
Winner of the vertical Connectivity & Data, one of the nine winners chosen out of 3,700+ startups
Awarded first place in the February 2020 edition of RACE by EBC, the European Blockchain Convention's startup competition, where ten of the most promising Blockchain startups from the Nordics and Europe presented their projects.
Named a top ten start-up in Seed Rocket Accelerator Program, giving access to office space at Google Campus in Madrid as well as valuable networking and mentorship opportunities.
One of twenty start-ups awarded access to work in Telefonica's Incubator in Madrid.
Accelerated by MIT's flagship entrepreneurial program.
Selected as a finalist for MIT's Annual FinTech Competition, the largest student-organized FinTech Conference in the USA.
Awarded grant from MIT Innovation Sandbox, a program for MIT students to pursue entrepreneurial ideas.