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About us

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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. 

We have raised €1M investment from a cybersecurity fund and 5 angel investors, and received a €400K REACT subsidy from the European Union via Kansen voor West. 

 

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)

  • Landed a job in Silicon Valley after hacking a game from Activation-Blizzard

  • 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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Abhijith Nandagopal

Security analyst

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Leon van der Veen

Lead developer

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Theodore Tzirides

Software engineer

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Arabi Alhumsi

Software engineer

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Matias Lurathi

Software engineer

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Thomas Rinsma

Lead security analyst

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Federica Maio

UX/UI design

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Mayla Brusò

Director of customers

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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 the High Security / Crypto department at Fox-IT and founded 2 security companies himself.

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Our stories

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We are a 'Company to watch for 2023'!

GP Bullhound, a leading technology advisory and investment firm, recognizes Codean as a 'Company to watch for 2023'!

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Celebrating 'Sinterklaas' the old-fashioned way...

At our monthly 'Codean day' we showed the Dutch tradition to our colleagues from Greece, Syria, Argentina, Italy and India...

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