Meet Veza, the authorization platform for data

Meet Veza

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Meet our Founders

Veza Leadership: Tarun Thakur, CEO; Maohua Lu, CTO; Rob Whitcher, Chief Architect
(left to right) Tarun Thakur, CEO; Maohua Lu, CTO; Rob Whitcher, Chief Architect

Our vision is for organizations to have the power to use and share their data safely

Veza is the authorization platform for data. Built for hybrid, multi-cloud environments, Veza enables organizations to easily understand, manage and control who can and should take what action on what data. We empower customers to take an identity-first approach to secure data by addressing critical business needs of streamlining access governance, implementing data lake security, managing cloud entitlements, and modernizing privileged access. Our Authorization Graph connects identities and their relationships to data across enterprise systems, enabling analysis, monitoring, and certification of end-to-end access.

Tarun Thakur, CEO; Maohua Lu, CTO;

Our founding story

In early 2020, Tarun, Maohua, and Rob saw an evolutionary event coming in tech: The world’s data was rapidly, irreversibly transitioning to the cloud. They called dozens of senior tech leaders and asked each one the same question: What is your biggest worry related to the data moving to the cloud? CIOs, CISOs and CDOs shared with them: “I don’t understand who has access to our most sensitive data.” It was shocking to them that no one in the industry has addressed this problem. They knew they had discovered a critical missing piece in securing data: authorization. That insight led to the company vision: to build a platform that is powered by authorization metadata — all to address the toughest data security challenges.

Rob Whitcher, Chief Architect; Tarun Thakur, CEO;

We give our customers the confidence to securely adopt cloud data systems