Amazon Alexa Fund invests in Inpher

Amazon Alexa Fund invests in Inpher

17.3.2021 – IT security company Inpher, based at EPFL Innovation Park, attracted the Amazon Alexa Fund as strategic investor. Inpher plans to apply the funds to accelerate its go-to-market activities and to bring its privacy-preserving machine learning capabilities to connected devices and IoT services. 

The demand for Secret Computing  has grown with the proliferation of AI. Deeper and more diverse data is required to enhance customer experiences, streamline enterprises and solve society’s most pressing problems without compromising privacy or security. Data-driven enterprises and public institutions are turning to advanced cryptographic solutions that can process data while it remains encrypted — enabling algorithms to learn and react to personal or confidential information without transferring or seeing it.

“AI will drive tremendous societal and personal benefits, but this should not come at the cost of our individual liberties,” said Jordan Brandt, Chief Executive Officer of Inpher. “We’re thrilled to have the support of the Amazon Alexa Fund as we advance privacy-preserving machine learning at a global scale.”

Inpher’s enterprise-ready software platform offers turnkey privacy-preserving capabilities in Multi-Party Computation (MPC), Federated Learning (FL) and Fully Homomorphic Encryption (FHE) for collaborative and mathematically secure computing. With an extensive suite of features and integrations, Inpher continues its industry expansion across financial services, healthcare, IoT and consumer devices.

“We are excited to support Inpher as they continue to pioneer Secret Computing, further improving consumer and client confidence in data privacy and security controls.” said Paul Bernard, Director of the Amazon Alexa Fund.

Source: Press release

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