The simple way to
keep personal things
"Now my little sister
really stays out
of my business"
"I keep a copy of
my passport and cards,
in case I lose them"
"Having a safe place
for my kid's pictures
makes me feel better"
"I track my fitness progress
but my friends don't
need to see it all"
Lock photos and videos on your iPhone and Android.
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You should decide who sees what on your smartphone.
With KeepSafe Plus, you can restore your content on all your devices.
KeepSafe is solving consumer privacy for the digital future.
We are a small team based in San Francisco, backed by great investors. Over 20 million customers trust in our products and we're only getting started!
If you are talented, driven and want to make a real difference, we want to talk to you. We need help especially in these areas:
KeepSafe is taking off and you can help shape our success by joining our close-knit team. We want to hire people who want to build a great product and also define and build our culture, our team and ultimately our success. When you join, you will get to see and impact every aspect of the business. At KeepSafe everything you do counts.
KeepSafe's current success shows how one specific solution design can create millions of happy customers. We're setting out to provide a solution to a fundamental problem. We want to create a service for people to control their privacy in the digital future, in a way that is natural and easy.
KeepSafe is the hardest we've worked in our lives but this is also the most productive and fun time we've ever had. That's because we have the freedom to work in a way that suits us best. You should too. Make an impact. You're free to decide how. You are free to decide with what tools. You are free to decide what equipment you need.
We have over 13 million customers and we are backed by strong investors but our team is still very small. Now is a rare opportunity to join a startup with significant traction and still be early enough to come along for the full ride.
Before thinking about starting a company together, Philipp and Zouhair were already close friends over their mutual interest in beer. We make sure that our fridge is always stocked. When a friend left his board in our office, we discovered that starting skating at age 30 is not so hard and we fell in love with longboarding. When you join, a board will be waiting for you.
It's only work when you're not having fun. At KeepSafe, we're maximizing for fun.
Everyone on this team wants to make this the best time in their lives, the most successful, the most productive but first and foremost it should be the most fun. We have fun building a product we love, we have fun working with each other, and we definitely have fun when sharing one (or maybe one too many) beers!
Our challenge lies in creating the service that people use to control their privacy in the digital future, in a way that is natural, easy and intuitive. Our challenge lies in creating products that address real, specific needs without users feeling all the work we're doing behind the scenes to connect, protect their data and make it more useful.
We are product builders and we want to make users happy. Our success comes from our drive to learn and improve. Build, learn, improve, repeat.
Zouhair is a serial entrepreneur with an academic past. For his EE PhD, Zouhair researched novel video coding algorithms that reduce compression computations by 90% on mobile devices.
He went on to build an online retail company (enamora.com) and brought it to several million in revenue before the exit. Aside from success, he also took away expertise on women's underwear, so ask for fashion advice.
At KeepSafe, Zouhair contributes code, image processing expertise and infectious success drive.
"I'd rather be surfing" is his preferred motto but you'll find him at the office more often than at the beach. Zouhair drinks Beck's but other beers will also do.
Descending from a family of entrepreneurs, Philipp has been working on startups ever since graduating in Computer Science. His academic research was in graph visualization algorithms to make data useful.
After that he started ViCommerce (vicommerce.com) a company building video players that allowed people to click and buy items in a video. Luckily he never had to use any of Zouhair's codecs.
Philipp competes to win - in Sailing and in Startups and came to the Bay Area to compete in the world's best environment for both.
At KeepSafe he spends most of his time in the Android code base. Philipp ships code like a machine but if you're looking for a way to distract him from software, just ask about Sailing. He'll talk your ear off. Philipp is Bavarian, drinks beer and has never missed a day of Oktoberfest in his life.
Hilal is the young genius talent that legends are made of. Love of video games made him teach himself C++, OpenGL, 3D imaging algorithms at an age of 13.
He has lived in California for the majority of his life and is now in the Bay Area. Currently, Hilal develops for the core Android application and loves all the low level stuff. Yell "NDK" or "C++", and he jumps out of his chair, ready to do great things.
Aside from hacking away at a keyboard, Hilal enjoys various activities which include skateboarding, video games, camping, art and being a music hipster.
Jeff is the ever sought-after unicorn designer with a skill-set ranging from ideation to software implementation.
He is a graduate of Stanford's Design program and previously has done work for Google, Dropbox, Hyundai, Fitbit and many other Silicon Valley startups.
With a background in art and product design, his vocation now is to create intuitive and delightful experiences. His process involves a lot of sketching and paper prototyping.
Jeff's mad coding skills let him implement all his designs for web or for the Android client. Our engineers just love this.
If you ask him to draw you a robot he will, as he is constantly putting them on whatever is lying around. Jeff enjoys different beers for different occasions, but will never turn down a good ale.
Nikolay is a true snake charmer with more than ten years of expertise in Python. He also works with Guido, the inventor of Python, on tulip, an async IO library that will be part of standard Python in version 3.4.
At KeepSafe Nikolay is building the backend, supercharing the team's development speed and scalability.
Nikolay moved to the US about 4 years ago, and to San Francisco in 2012. He has a wife and two beautiful daughters, and is quite happy.
Ben has gone from Computer Science graduate to being a true startup veteran. He was the Lead Server Engineer at Syncplicity, played a major role at Square integrating Starbucks (think of him next time you buy a Latte there), and was most recently a Lead Mobile Engineer at Rdio.
Proficient in backend software development as well as Android and Windows Phone, Ben is a true street fighter who will knock out any task you throw at him.
On the side he built a dependency injection framework for C#, called Stiletto. Check out his Github
With a background in music as well as computers, he divides his time between the keys of a computer and the keys of a piano. When not typing or playing, he enjoys the fine beers of Germany and Belgium, with a special fondness for the brews of Ayinger.
Sadaf is a native Californian who is excited to be back in her home state after spending time living in Boston, Barcelona, Washington DC, and Montana.
She came from Bain to KeepSafe to be the 'glue' that holds the office and team together. With Sadaf on board, everything and everyone at KeepSafe is running like clockwork.
She studied journalism at BU and her first real job was covering college football on TV, although she now prefers cheering from the stands over working on the sidelines. Her favorite beer is Cantillon Kriek.
Adam is a physicist and mathematician turnedSoftware Engineer. At KeepSafe he's focusing on Android and general Software Development.
A true renaissance man, Adam can't help learning anything he can about any topic that catches his interest, from computers, math, and science to language, music, and games. He studied physics, math, Japanese, and music at the Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science and the University of Oklahoma before pursuing Software Engineering independently. He also spent a summer studying Japanese at Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto, Japan.
In his free time, Adam enjoys playing the new office piano, MMO gaming, watching anime, and a good game of Go. A native Texan, he can't say no to a glass of Dr Pepper or Shiner Bock.
Anne is a 4th generation Californian, who has lived in San Francisco since before Zouhair and Philipp were born.
At KeepSafe, Anne is responsible for all things except engineering and for keeping Zouhair and Philipp entertained with arcane business processes.
Aside from working with Silicon Valley startup companies, Anne enjoys third world travel, spending time with her family, and cruising in her custom VW bus.
Arthur van Hoff
Arthur is a serial entrepreneur but remains a techie through and through. He was one of the original developers of the Java language. Since his Sun days, Arthur has founded multiple successful companies, including Marimba and Zing. He also held CTO and lead engineering positions at Flipboard, TiVo and Dell. At KeepSafe, Arthur saves the team from making the stupid mistakes. Sometimes they call him too late, though. He likes sailing, just like Philipp. Arthur drinks beer, too.
Andy is the Growth Guru of Silicon Valley. He's worked on user growth and engagement as a product manager and internet marketer at Facebook, Twitter and Quora. Currently, he's an Entrepreneur in Residence at Greylock where he helps their companies figure out how to grow faster.At KeepSafe, Andy shares his thinking on how to make the graphs point up and to the right. He's an avid kickboxer too but the team is still waiting for the first coaching session. Andy drinks any beer that is cold.
David is the co-founder and CEO of Weebly. He was named to Forbes' 30 under 30 list, is a part-time DJ and has traveled to over 20 countries. At KeepSafe, David helps shaping monetization strategy and makes the team think bigger. His favorite beer is Racer 5 IPA.