About Us

Our Story

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) and USVP. It is amassing a customer list featuring household brands and Fortune 100 companies.

Arkose Labs was named by Gartner as a Cool Vendor in IAM and Fraud in 2020, and was named by CNBC in their list of the top 100 start-ups to watch in 2019. Other industry accolades include the 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.


Arkose Labs has a vision for a world of zero-
tolerance for fraud. This approach is based on the
following core principles.

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

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

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

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

Our Team

Kevin Gosschalk

Founder & CEO

Matthew Ford

Founder & VP of Product

Brendan Brummer

VP of Operations

Vanita Pandey

VP of Marketing

Sam Francis


Lance Jacobs

VP of Sales

Phil Steffora


Martyn McKean


David Senecal

VP of Product, Platform

Kevin Gosschalk

Founder & CEO

Matthew Ford

Founder & VP of Product

Dafina Toncheva

Board Member

Reed Taussig

Board Member

Jeremiah Grossman

Board Member

Matt Thomlinson


Steve King


Jay Ganatra

Director, PayPal Ventures


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Our Events


RSA 2020

Moscone Center, San Francisco, CA

10 June 2019


In|Vest West 2019

Parc 55 Hotel, San Francisco

05 Dec 2019


Q4 Fraud Report Breakdown and Analysis

Hosted by Arkose Labs

21 Nov 2019