John Bruce

Co-founder and CEO

Prior to partnering with Sir Tim Berners-Lee, he was the co-founder and CEO of Resilient, a company that developed a new approach to cybersecurity before being acquired by IBM. Before inrupt, John led four start-ups, three of which resulted in global acquisitions. John will apply his decades of strategic business leadership and experience with leading software and service companies to launch inrupt and the next phase of the web.


Sir Tim Berners-Lee

Co-founder and CTO

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.


Ruben Verborgh

Technology Advocate at Ghent University 

Ruben focuses on shaping the Solid ecosystem and its developer experience. He has helped develop Solid’s architecture and features, and handled software maintenance. Ruben is a professor of Semantic Web technology at Ghent University – imec.

“We will have a better web when apps compete to provide people with the best experience, instead of competing to own people's data.”


Justin Bingham

CTO of Janeiro Digital

Justin is working to cultivate the Solid ecosystem as well as building technologies upon it that move the needle. He has been closely involved in Solid’s strategy, architecture, developer experience, and end user experience.

“I want to seed the world with technology that works on behalf of the people or organizations that use it.”


Kjetil Kjernsmo

Senior Developer

Kjetil is a senior developer for inrupt and has worked on Solid’s server-side architecture and implementation. Kjetil has a Ph.D. in  Informatics from the University of Oslo in Norway. He has 20 years of experience with social and semantic web technology.

“I want to empower everyone, not just to publish, but to develop our common future.”


Mitzi László

Communications Manager

Mitzi is the communications manager for inrupt. She has been a public speaker on data ethics and carried out ethics audits for the European Commission. Mitzi graduated in neuroscience from Kings College London, specialising in decision making. 

"Whoever controls data, controls the future. I believe that your data should work for you." 


Arne Hassel

Senior JavaScript Developer

Arne is a senior developer at inrupt. Previously he's worked on mostly front-end projects for public and private companies, both in-house and as a consultant. He has a master's degree in computer science, writing his thesis on semantic web, JavaScript, and design systems.

"To enable the full potential of the web we need to create a more democratic web, where everybody can participate safely and shape their online presence."


Kelly O'Brien

Chief of Staff

Kelly works closely with Inrupt’s executive team to plan and manage operations in areas like hiring, communication, strategy, business development, and partnerships. He spent the first decade of his career as a journalist covering technology, business and digital rights.

“The web’s current form is the result of human decisions, and we can decide to build a better version together."


Samantha McGarry

SVP of InkHouse

Samantha co-leads inrupt’s marketing, PR and design teams at InkHouse, helping to shape, visualize and share inrupt’s story.


Tiffany Darmetko

VP of InkHouse

Tiffany co-leads inrupt’s marketing, PR and design teams at InkHouse, helping to shape, visualize and share inrupt’s story.

Michiel de Jong

Michiel de Jong

Senior Developer

In the years before joining Inrupt, Michiel led the Unhosted Web Apps initiative, worked on data sync for Firefox OS at Mozilla, and co-developed the Interledger protocol at Ripple. With a passion for Web Technology, he works on Solid's core apps, tools, and spec documentation, as well as on server-side software development.

"If we could just weave all our personal data together to form a decentralized data web, that may just be our best defense against the imminent powers of big corporate AI.

…Plus a broad and global team of talented developers and thinkers from the Solid community