The trust model on the Internet is broken. Security-wise, today's password-based authentication system is dead - more than 90% of current passwords are vulnerable to hacking. What's worse, the user experience today is a really bumpy ride - registrations, logins, CAPTCHAs, and verification emails present significant obstacles for both the users and the service providers, and contribute to very low conversion rates.
We utilize the mobile phone or a wearable computer - user's most personal device - to act as a universal security token for the digital world. Through strategic cooperation with telecom operators we utilize the most important asset they hold - existing trust and identity tied to government issued ID. Using our unique scheme we securely project this trust and identity anywhere it's needed, such as your PC, mobile device, or any other Internet connected device. All that while providing a seamless user experience - you can browse personalized websites and shop with one-click without the need to ever register or login. No sensitive information is ever stored on the computer, and user has full control of the amount of information they want to share.
... and the best is - Excalibur works for ALL sites out of the box, just simply install it and enjoy it, for free, forever!
Winner of the ITU Young Innovator Award at ITU Telecom World 2012, 14. - 18. October 2012, Dubai
Winner of the StartupAwards.SK 2012 DIGITAL category, 24. November 2012, Bratislava
Excalibur got into the finals of the Rice Business Plan Competition 2013 11-14. April 2013, Houston, Texas
Excalibur got into the Telefonica Wayra startup accelerator 2013, 17. May 2013, Prague
Winner ofthe Telekom Innovation Contest 2013 by Deutsche Telekom Group 10. June 2013, Berlin
Winner of the 2nd place on the Intel Business Challenge Europe 17.-19. June 2013, Dublin
Excalibur got into the Intel Global Challenge 2013 6-9. October 2013, UC Berkeley
Cloud security is currently a market estimated at $8.8 billion. The number of devices connected to the internet is growing exponentially, and according to a recent BCG study, the online authentication market will be worth $1 trillion by 2020 in Europe alone.
UNIQUE PRODUCT FEATURES
Multi-factor & Seamless - using a mobile phone we can easily validate 4 factors or more, providing unparalleled security, yet without requiring user interaction in most cases. More security layers are added only upon detecting an anomaly (e.g. login attempt from a new location).
Distributed - our unique distributed cryptoscheme transfers and stores the sensitive information in a way that creates no single point of failure (unlike all other existing systems).
Based on existing trust - through cooperation with telecom companies, we can root digital authentication to the government-issued ID used to sign the telecom contract. Through Excalibur, the user is empowered to easily project their real identity anywhere in the digital world.
Works everywhere right out of the box - we provide homogenous user experience for all websites from Day 1.
We chose to remain fully bootstrapped up to this point. We are looking for strategic investors and partners who can help us connect to world's most prominent telecom companies, IT security companies, and leading tech companies.
Product is now in private beta. We are launching publicly on December 10 in Poland in cooperation with Deutsche Telekom.
IaaS Fees for websites which want to integrate Excalibur APIs to enable higher conversion rates & increased security. Tiers by amount of traffic, with free bottom tier to aid adoption.
Excalibur is trying to revolutionize how we think about authentication and trust in the digital world. Today the system is broken, and it will only get worse - once the Internet of Things becomes a reality and everything will be online. Adoption of wearable computers is increasing, and makes them perfect devices for usage as authentication tokens. Telecom operators are the only existing trust anchors that are omnipresent in the digital world. Excalibur takes advantage of all these trends, and is not only the most convenient and secure replacement for passwords today, but is uniquely positioned to become *the* authentication infrastructure for this future trillion dollar market.