Recognized as an
Arkose Labs’ innovative approach to fighting fraud was inspired by bringing together Kevin Gosschalk’s expertise in interactive machine vision technology with Matthew Ford’s experience in video game development. The co-founders 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.
They quickly grew the team and established a business with global operations with bases in San Francisco, California and Brisbane, Australia. 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 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 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.
Kevin Gosschalk, CEO
Kevin Gosschalk, CEO
The approach is based on the following core principles.
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.