Trust infrastructure for email.
WHO WE ARE
Meet the founders.
Angus James Allen
Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer
Angus is a technology entrepreneur, and our co-founder and Chief Executive Officer. He has extensive executive experience in law and financial services across the US, Europe and Middle East. As a Partner at The Athenical Group he provided independent, trusted advice to senior executives within government, public companies and professional services firms. Areas of focus were the intersections between law, finance and technology and clients include NEOM, Linklaters and Moody’s. Previously, he was an investment banker at J.P. Morgan Cazenove. Before that, he was a corporate and technology lawyer at Slaughter and May.
Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer
Primoz is a computer scientist, and our co-founder and Chief Technology Officer. Primoz leads the company’s technology team in the design, development and deployment of world-class technologies. He holds an MPhil in Advanced Computer Science from the University of Cambridge, where his research focussed on natural language processing and artificial intelligence.
Volemic’s core values.
We are a team of engineers. Whether we trained as computer scientists, mathematicians, physicists, lawyers or artists, at Volemic we are engineers first and foremost.
As engineers, we are excited by the challenge of solving hard technical problems—from building highly scalable systems to using deep learning and natural language understanding to model email network behaviours.
Our leadership principles mean that we support each other, seek out different perspectives, solve problems effectively and have a strong results orientation.
Our values guide our people and our business. As our company grows, these five values stay the same. As our fifth value makes clear, Volemic is a team sport where everyone brings passion, creativity, openness and a sense of fun to their work.
Put the customer’s hat on.
Measure twice, cut once.
“If it is not right, do not do it, if it is not true, do not say it.”
Play team sports.
Sound like your kind of place? If so, we’d love to hear from you.
WHAT WE DO
We empower people by making human communication more trustworthy.
We are on a mission to empower people by making human communication more trustworthy. Starting with email.
Email is the most important business communication channel. There are 215 billion emails sent each day and this number is growing at a rate of 7% annually. Of these emails, about 54% are business emails. And email remains the most common threat vector, with 94% of cyberattacks originating in email.
We combine state-of-the art AI technologies and graph theory to protect our customers’ email communications from mistakes, malice and mischance.
Our clients are businesses of all sizes—from startups to large enterprise—who rely upon email to communicate confidential or sensitive information. They include organisations across sectors as diverse as financial services, law, accounting, healthcare, professional services, recruitment, real estate, local and national government, and education.
WHY WE’RE HERE
We believe technology should increase trustworthiness, not reduce it.
We see that the Internet has transformed people’s lives and the world, overwhelmingly for the better. But we also see that it has created problems, chief among them a deepening distrust by people of technology, and each other.
We see these problems on the Internet every single day. ChatGPT and Bard are frequently confident and wrong. Cyberattacks increasing in number and sophistication. Cryptocurrencies undermining financial regulation. Fake news. AI bias. Election manipulation. Cyber-bullying. Hate speech. State backed cybercrime. Deepfakes. Large-scale data breaches. Data privacy concerns. Algorithm accountability. Fear of the power of “Big Tech”. The list goes on.
We see increasing regulatory complexity. Technology is becoming a regulated industry. What this looks like and how it will work in practice is unclear. But what is clear is that there will be a plurality of approaches, more complex regulations and increased compliance costs for businesses.
We also see growing social complexity. Security attacks are shifting from the hard technology to the humans that use it. This means that computer systems must be resilient to mistakes and mischance, as well as to malice. Building these systems requires more than an understanding of technology. It requires a realistic understanding of people. But the challenge is harder than this. As security engineers come hard up against social complexity, it’s not enough to understand how a computer system can interact with a human. There needs to be a realistic understanding of how a computer system can interact with many interacting humans. Otherwise “computer says no” will soon be followed by “customer says no”.
We see the need for a different kind of technology to tackle these problems, and we know it will take a different kind of company to build it. Which is why we founded Volemic.
If you have any queries or would just like to learn more about what we do, we’re always here to help.