Our Vision

“The future is still so much bigger than the past.”

Inrupt is delivering Sir Tim Berners-Lee’s original vision of a web of shared benefit, for everyone

We are a worldwide team of inventors, investors, entrepreneurs, developers and academics who believe in Sir Tim’s vision for the web.

Inrupt’s technology puts individuals in control of their data, gives organizations new opportunities to create value for customers, and allows developers to thrive in an open marketplace of innovation.



John Bruce

CEO & Co-founder / Director

With a background as both a founder and an executive at global tech firms, John is uniquely qualified to help engineer the next phase of the web alongside his co-founder Sir Tim Berners-Lee. He brings to bear decades of successful business leadership and experience creating new markets around innovative software. Prior to partnering with Tim, he was the co-founder and CEO of Resilient, now an IBM company, that developed a new approach to cybersecurity.


Through Resilient and four other successful startups, John has experienced first-hand the strategic challenges that the current structure of the web causes for users, developers and organizations around the world.



Sir Tim Berners-Lee

CTO & Co-founder / Director

Named one of Time Magazine’s ‘100 Most Important People of the 20th Century,’ Tim invented the web while at CERN in 1989. He is the Founder and Director of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), the international standards forum for technical development of the Web, and the Web Foundation whose mission is that the World Wide Web serves Humanity. He co-founded and is President of the Open Data Institute in London.


Tim is a Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the Computer Science and AI Lab ("CSAIL”) where his research group works to re-decentralize the web. In April 2017, Sir Tim was awarded the Turing Prize which is considered the "Nobel Prize of Computing”. Tim is a long time defender of Net Neutrality and the openness of the web.



Bruce Schneier

Chief of Security Architecture

Bruce is an internationally renowned security technologist, called a security guru by the Economist. He is the New York Times best-selling author of 14 books -- including Click Here to Kill Everybody -- as well as hundreds of articles, essays, and academic papers. His influential newsletter Crypto-Gram and blog Schneier on Security are read by over 250,000 people. Schneier is a fellow at the Berkman-Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University;


a Lecturer in Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School; a board member of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, AccessNow, and the Tor Project; and an advisory board member of EPIC and VerifiedVoting.org.

"We are stretching authentication and web security protocols in ways that have never been done before and using them in ways that haven’t been considered yet. This isn’t just people authentication but machine authentication.”



Rudina Seseri


Rudina Seseri is Founder and Managing Partner of Glasswing Ventures, leading the firm’s investments in Artificial Intelligence (AI) enabled enterprise software as a service (SaaS), cloud, Information Technology (IT) software, and vertical markets. Rudina has led investments and held Board of Directors roles at ChaosSearch, CloudTruth, Inrupt, Navigant (acquired by Veritas), Plannuh, Talla, Verusen, Zylotech, Celtra, CrowdTwist (acquired by Oracle), and SocialFlow.


Scott English


Scott English is Senior Managing Director and Head of U.S. Investments for Hearst Ventures and pursues strategic investments and acquisitions for Hearst in digital media. English has invested in, and served as a board director or observer of over 20 companies. Most recently, English led the investments in portfolio companies Drone Racing League, Spartan Race, BuzzFeed, ShareCare, Pandora, Brightcove, Sling Media and WideOrbit. His primary focus is on Hearst’s investments in the United States.

Worldwide team

Though young, Inrupt is already a global business. We have team members in Boston, New York, London, Dublin, Amsterdam, Berne, Oslo, Toulouse, and probably several more places by the time you read this.


Growing partner ecosystem

As Inrupt sparks a new era of the web, we cooperate with organizations, leaders, and individuals from all over the world.

We’re aligning a cohort of early adopters, plus a highly motivated open source developer community. Together, we will usher in a new era of creativity, opportunity, and market-shaping competition.

To learn more about how to work together with Inrupt, please see our Contact page or send a note to info@inrupt.com.


We're always looking to add talented and motivated people.

Please see our Careers page or send us a note at jobs@inrupt.com.



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