About Gradient

Gradient Technologies® is a Boston-based, venture-backed technology company building a trust fabric for the connected world.


At Gradient we see a world in which the authenticity and integrity of every electronic device, the software it operates, data it originates, stores, and computes, are provable qualities by construction. Our technology stack is the culmination of decades of secure architecture, systems, and cryptography research at MIT, Brown, Berkeley, and elsewhere.


Advised by industry leaders from healthcare to finance, our founding team comprises world-leading experts in cryptography and secure hardware. We believe in taking a first principles approach to problem solving — and share a common desire to build impactful technology for the betterment of society. In previous lives, Gradient team members have built human brain-machine interfaces, the Macbook Air, satellite constellations, and mission critical hardware and software. (We’ve also been known to, for example, hack the office espresso machine — sometimes open loop temperature control just don’t cut it.)

Our Team

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Christian Wentz

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Ilia Lebedev, PhD

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Anna Lysyanskaya, PhD

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George Harper

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Mira Belenkiy, PhD

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Richard Kelsey, PhD

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Ed Frank, PhD

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Srini Devadas, PhD

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Chuck Carignan, MD

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