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Crypto Quantique founder: A big vision won’t solve customer pain points

Crypto Quantique founder

Dr Shahram Mossayebi is the co-founder and CEO of Crypto Quantique, a company providing cybersecurity tools to protect internet of things (IoT) devices.

The London-based company’s cloud-based and embedded tools use “advanced cryptography” to protect internet-connected devices from hackers. Crypto Quantique has also created a patented semiconductor design to secure IoT hardware.

Founded in 2015, the IoT firm has secured more than $10m in funding from investors, including Entrepreneur First and the European Innovation Council.

Mossayebi holds an MSc in information security and a PhD in post-quantum cryptography, both from Royal Holloway, University of London.

Before founding Crypto Quantique, Mossayebi worked as a self-employed cybersecurity consultant.

In this week’s Founder in Five Q&A, Mossayebi explains why it’s crucial to understand customer pain points early on, reveals his most important early hire, and explains why he admires the founder of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC)....