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Startup NameSesame
What problem are you solving?Currently, people do not have a tangible property right in their data, and are limited in how they can control how their messages are viewed and shared. Sesame\’s Cognitive Messengers™ establish a property right for their users in their data, and give them nuanced permission settings to control how their messages are viewed and shared, even after leaving their device. This includes being able to take those messages back from any device, whenever, wherever, forever.
What is your solution?Sesame is a messaging app that gives you a self-aware digital assistant to protect messages on your behalf: your own Personal Cognitive Messenger™.Your Cognitive Messenger delivers, monitors, and independently audits your messages according to your own terms and permissions settings (much more than ‘message destructs in X time’). Most importantly, they create a tangible property right in your messages and content, which means you can always take your property back from any device, forever.

With end-to-end encryption and real-time awareness of the changes of state around them, your Cognitive Messenger gives you a new level of security, so you are always aware of what is happening to your messages even after they leave your device.

Target Marketprivacy enthusiasts, encryption engineers, developers, digital marketers, professionals sharing sensitive IP, AI enthusiasts, IoT-ers, mobile application builders
How will you make money?through sales
Tell us about the market & founders, why is this a great opportunity?Geoff (Shaw) is probably a lot more interesting than me. He has built cousins of this technology with some of the most brilliant minds of our time in NASA and various U.S. and Allied government applications. He’s maintained the absolute conviction that individuals should own their data and use it as they want to, and that the resulting trust that ownership creates can be immensely commercially valuable.I started out selling bicycles and furniture out of South Africa helping entrepreneurs who lacked access to resources, and the ability to find them. I founded Feed inc. (the cognitive computing company creating Sesame) with Geoff because I saw clearly how trusted digital agents (Cognitive Messengers™) could benefit those I worked with there, and billions all over the world trying to make a way for themselves. Sesame is our first step towards this vision.
Founders NamesMitch Ahlenius
Founders EmailNA
What type of funding has the company received? NA
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Websitewww.sesame.chat
Twitter Handle@sesamechat
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