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About us

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No hightech startup is complete without a company sweater...

Our purpose 

Software is getting more complex, the amount of criminal hackers is growing, and automatic tools for software engineers are just not good enough. Human software security experts are irreplaceable, but could use a hand.

Our purpose is to make the digital world a safer place. And our mission supports that: to build a review environment that is loved by security analysts worldwide. 

Our expertise

Decades of (ethical) hacking experience are the basis of our security methodology and our review environment. Since 2020 we are compiling all our knowledge in our review environment. Which apparently makes customers happy:

“What I especially like about Codean is that manual work is captured in a digital process”, CTO of SaaS software SME

 

Meet our team

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Kevin Valk
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Founder & co-CEO

  • Started hacking games in 2004 (when he was 13)

  • Created a job in Silicon Valley after hacking a game from an Activation Blizzard game studio

  • Worked as security analyst at Northwave and Riscure for a.o. the payment card industry and governments

  • Talented in both ethical hacking and software engineering

Arthur Tolsma

Co-founder & CEO

  • Founded his first startup in 2007, sold it in 2012 (not very successful, but he learned a lot)

  • Guided hundreds of startups as coach and trainer

  • Writer of the book 'Startups & Downs'

  • Worked as innovation consultant & coach at EY VODW and Rabobank

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Thomas Rinsma

Security analist

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Theodore Tzirides

Software engineer

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Maryam Hajighasemi

Software engineer

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Amber Schippers

Software engineering intern

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Arabi Alhumsi

Software engineer

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Our investors

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TIIN Dutch Security Techfund

Our main investor is the Dutch Security Techfund, an unique Cybersecurity fund for startups and scale ups at the heart of Europe’s strongest eco-system. 

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Robbert van Geldrop

Angel investor Robbert van Geldrop is a highly experienced entrepreneur, software developer and investor who sold his startup BackupAgent in 2016. 

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Steven Dondorp

Angel investor Steven Dondorp is CEO and owner of Northwave group, a leading provider of Cyberintelligence and Security Technology services.

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Paul Bakker

Angel investor Paul Bakker is a valued security expert, having set up a Crypto department at Fox-IT and founded 2 security companies himself. 

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Our stories

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3 ways how we make 'remote'​ work

Working remote is not easy (and not for everybody). We learned, so are happy to share a few insights...

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Multiple news media cover our funding accouncement

After the press release that announced our funding round, we had several media publishing about the funding...