About Us

170+ employees
worldwide

Recognized as an
Industry Leader

Gartner
Cool Vendor

Our Story

Arkose Labs’ innovative approach to fighting fraud was inspired by bringing together Kevin Gosschalk’s expertise in interactive machine vision technology with experience in video game development. The founder recognized the potential of applying dynamic, user-friendly puzzles in the authentication process and from this developed a comprehensive platform that combined sophisticated risk-based profiling with targeted challenges.

He quickly grew the team and established a business with global operations with bases in San Francisco, California, Brisbane, Australia, and London, the UK. The company enjoys rapid momentum and has raised capital plus strategic investment from PayPal, M12 (Microsoft’s venture fund), USVP, SoftBank Vision Fund 2*, and Sony Innovation Fund. It is amassing a customer list featuring household brands and Fortune 100 companies.

Arkose Labs was ranked 195 on the prestigious Inc 5000 list. It was also named  by Cyber Defense Magazine as a 2021 “Hot Company in Fraud Prevention”, a Fast Company 2021 “Best World Changing Idea in North America” honoree, 2020 Gartner Cool Vendor in IAM and Fraud, and was also named by CNBC in their list of the top 100 start-ups to watch in 2019. CEO Kevin Gosschalk was named “CEO of the Year” by Cyber Defense Magazine. Other industry accolades include SC Magazine’s Leadership Awards in the ‘Innovation’ category, top 10 finalist in the RSA Innovation Sandbox, winner at the MRC Technology Awards for the top start-up, winner in the SINET 16 Innovators awards, and being named ‘Best in Show’ at Finovate Spring.

Awards and Recognition

2022 Silver Stevie Award Winner

Most Innovative Tech Company

Best Support Spring

Named a G2 Crowd Leader in Best Support Spring 2022

G2 Leader Winter 2022

Named a G2 Crowd Leader in Fraud Detection Winter 2022

G2 Leader Fall 2021

Voted a G2 2021 Crowd Fall Leader in eCommerce Fraud Prevention

2021 FastCo Next Big Things in Tech

For foiling both human fraudsters and bots

2021 Deloitte Tech Fast 500

Placed 83rd on an elite list of fastest growing tech companies across North America

Inc5000

Ranked 195 on the Inc 5000 fastest growing private companies in America

Global Infosec Awards

2021 Hot Company in Fraud Prevention & CEO of the Year by Cyber Defense Magazine

KuppingerCole

Leader in Innovation in the 2021 Compass Report Among Fraud Reduction Intelligence Platforms

Gartner Cool Vendor

2020 Gartner ‘Cool Vendor” in Identity and Access Management

Fast Company

Best World Changing Idea in North America Award in 2021

Aite

Stopping Fraud by Making Attacks Too Expensive

W3C Member

A Member Organization of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)

MRC

Winner at the MRC Technology Awards for the top start-up

Best Support Spring

Named a G2 Crowd Leader in Best Support Spring 2022

G2 Leader Winter 2022

Named a G2 Crowd Leader in Fraud Detection Winter 2022

G2 Leader Fall 2021

Voted a G2 2021 Crowd Fall Leader in eCommerce Fraud Prevention

2021 FastCo Next Big Things in Tech

For foiling both human fraudsters and bots

2021 Deloitte Tech Fast 500

Placed 83rd on an elite list of fastest growing tech companies across North America

Inc5000

Ranked 195 on the Inc 5000 fastest growing private companies in America

Global Infosec Awards

2021 Hot Company in Fraud Prevention & CEO of the Year by Cyber Defense Magazine

KuppingerCole

Leader in Innovation in the 2021 Compass Report Among Fraud Reduction Intelligence Platforms

Gartner Cool Vendor

2020 Gartner "Cool Vendor" in Identity and Access Management

Fast Company

Best World Changing Idea in North America Award in 2021

Aite

Stopping Fraud by Making Attacks Too Expensive

W3C Member

A Member Organization of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)

2022 Silver Stevie Award Winner

Most Innovative Tech Company

MRC

Winner at the MRC Technology Awards for the top start-up

Trusted by Global Brands

“As a company, our goal is to eliminate fraud, not just mitigate it. We approach the problem by undermining the underlying financial incentives for fraudsters. It’s a different approach than our competitors, and it’s one we firmly believe in.”

Kevin Gosschalk, CEO

Arkose Labs

“As a company, our goal is to eliminate fraud, not just mitigate it. We approach the problem by undermining the underlying financial incentives for fraudsters. It’s a different approach than our competitors, and it’s one we firmly believe in.”

Kevin Gosschalk, CEO

Arkose Labs

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The approach is based on the following core principles.

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Undermine the economic incentive behind fraud by rendering attacks time-consuming, difficult and expensive.

Stop fraud long-term with adaptive defenses that continually move the goal posts for fraudsters.

Seamlessly combine risk-based authentication with targeted friction to stamp out fraud and abuse at scale.

Shift the attack surface by providing a buffer between fraudsters and the sites and apps they attack.

Careers

Join a team that thrives on innovation and creativity.

Careers

Join a team that thrives on innovation and creativity.

Platform Demonstration

See how the Arkose Labs Fraud and Abuse Prevention Platform could help your business