Qadium Inc

Founded: 
2012
Address: 
Qadium Inc
300 Brannan Street #601
94107 San Francisco , California
United States
Phone: +1 (415) 484-8667
California US
Qadium Inc
300 Brannan Street #601
94107 San Francisco , California
United States
Phone: +1 (415) 590-0129
California US
Official name: 
Qadium Inc
Registration country: 
United States
ISIC Code: 
6209
CIK: 
0001642992
Company type: 
Automated global Internet intelligence platform.
Overview: 
With roots in foundational research and development, Qadium was established in 2012 with a simple yet lofty vision to assemble a small team of algorithms experts to prototype new technologies involving three common factors: massive scale data, advanced computational methods, and a high ratio of impact to likelihood-of-success. There was no plan for a commercial product offering, just raw tech. Over the next 3 years, Qadium secured over $12 million in competitively bid contract awards from DARPA based on the technical rigor and originality of its prototyping proposals. ​In 2013, Tim and Matt recognized an important problem faced by large organizations, and realized that a solution might be possible. Large organizations could not thoroughly understand their computer networks due to high degrees of complexity, interdependence, and porousness. They also recognized this problem would only continue to get worse with the explosion of IoT devices, BYOD, shadow IT, and migration to cloud services. Consequently, Qadium wrote a proposal for DARPA to fund experimentation of a software architecture that could monitor the entire surface area of the global Internet and automatically generate analytic results about connected devices. In short, why have people monitor an imprecise map of one network (the state of the art at the time) when you could have computers monitor the entire Internet? ​With a small team of engineers from Stanford, MIT, and Caltech, Qadium built a prototype of a persistent Internet monitoring platform. Initial testing resulted in the discovery of major Internet backbone security risks that could, if exploited by hostile actors, have resulted in a disruption of a substantial fraction of global Internet services. Convinced that the solution had merits, Qadium ran similar tests against large organizations. Just as expected, Qadium discovered network vulnerabilities that big companies and government agencies were unaware of, and devices they did not know were connected to the global Internet. Qadium began selling insightful external network exposure reports generated by the solution to large enterprises. This solution would later morph into today’s automated platform. The idea that "the Internet is now small" and could be monitored in real time was perceived as potentially game-changing by top tier venture capitalists, including legendary early stage investor Peter Thiel, who led the first money in. The initial rounds of funding helped accelerate Qadium's progress in bringing a product to market atop the core technology platform. Qadium capitalized on these investments to build Expander, a web-based user interface to empower the whole range of large enterprise users to explore their global Internet data, and to surface results "automagically" without their having to know what keywords to search on. In the first year of having Expander on the market, Qadium closed sales with multiple Fortune 10 companies and enterprise customers in diverse sectors including banking, payment processing, information technology manufacturing, industrial site construction, pharmaceutical manufacturing, and retail. Our national security roots have also grown; Qadium is under contract with large US government agencies, including US Cyber Command, the US military’s preeminent cyber operational organization. We routinely surface information for our enterprise and government customers that they could not have found using labor or any other commercial software product.