ABOUT

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.

The team

Irene Hernandez

CEO

https://www.linkedin.com/in/irenehernandez/

Samuel Gómez

CTO

https://www.linkedin.com/in/samuelgoes/

Jose San Juan

CSO

https://www.linkedin.com/in/jsanjup/

Sergio Gordo

Product designer & Visual Developer

https://www.linkedin.com/in/sergiogordo

Awards & Milestones

Block.IS Awardee

Block.IS Awardee

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)

NGI ESSIF-Lab awardee

NGI ESSIF-Lab awardee

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

South Summit - Connectivity & Data Winner

South Summit - Connectivity & Data Winner

Winner of the vertical Connectivity & Data, one of the nine winners chosen out of 3,700+ startups

1st prize in RACE by European Blockchain Convention

1st prize in RACE by European Blockchain Convention

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.

Top 10 finalist at Seed Rocket Start-Up Competition

Top 10 finalist at Seed Rocket Start-Up Competition

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.

Telefonica Open Future Incubator Participant

Telefonica Open Future Incubator Participant

One of twenty start-ups awarded access to work in Telefonica's Incubator in Madrid.

MIT Delta V Accelerator Participant

MIT Delta V Accelerator Participant

Accelerated by MIT's flagship entrepreneurial program.

MIT FinTech competition Finalist

MIT FinTech competition Finalist

Selected as a finalist for MIT's Annual FinTech Competition, the largest student-organized FinTech Conference in the USA.

MIT Sandbox Innovation Grant Recipient

MIT Sandbox Innovation Grant Recipient

Awarded grant from MIT Innovation Sandbox, a program for MIT students to pursue entrepreneurial ideas.