nextAuth is on a mission to eliminate usernames and passwords; and do so in a highly secure and user-friendly way.
Wouldn’t it be great if your company’s users could just login with their mobile phone and a fingerprint? And at the same time boost the security of your company?
Co-founder & CEO
Jens Hermans is managing the sales and business operations of nextAuth. Jens has a PhD in applied cryptography and is an expert in cryptographic protocols, provable security and authentication. Jens is also the editor of several ISO standards on authentication.
Co-founder & CTO
Roel Peeters is responsible for the long term vision at nextAuth and sets out the achitecture. Roel has a PhD in applied cryptography and is an expert in cryptographic protocols, key management, authentication and blockchain. His knowledge was applied in several organisations working on identity, payments, automotive, and even security in outer space.
Chairman of the board
Frank Staut is co-founder and managing partner of InvestLink, an independent investment company by the former founders of SecureLink. At SecureLink, Frank was co-founder and CTO from 2003 to 2017.
Prof. Bart Preneel
Co-founder & Board member
Bart Preneel is full professor in cryptography at KU Leuven. At the IACR – International Association for Cryptologic Research, Bart was president from 2008 to 2013, currently he is one of the directors. Bart is also co-founder and chairman of LSEC – Leaders in Security.
Michael De Blauwe
Michael De Blauwe is an independent advisor on business strategy and organisation, working as business development mananger for the techtransfer office at KU Leuven. Next to this, Michael is the general manager of Bio-Incubator and chairman of Innovation & Incubation Center.
nextAuth is a KU Leuven spin-off, coming from the world-renowned COmputer Security & Industrial Cryptography (COSIC) research group. nextAuth is backed by InvestLink, an independent investment firm from the three founders of SecureLink.
nextAuth is part of the b-hive community, which brings together financial services players, dynamic startups and government actors to co-create innovative technology solutions for the financial services industry.