Meet our founders
Our founders Christer and Farid are childhood friends. They lived on the same street in the municipality Skärholmen in the south of Stockholm when they were kids. First becoming best friends, and then also becoming business partners when they started their first company together in 1993.
Farid has since then continued his career as an entrepreneur and founded multiple successful companies in the event industry such as Arkitekturmässan and Xpigo. He has also founded companies in both the data analysis and sales industry and has worked within media for many years.
Christer has since then continued his career as an entrepreneur but also as CEO and management consultant for several companies. During 2014 he was a victim of identity fraud which was a traumatic experience and gave big consequences in his life. Later on he worked with strategic development as a consultant at UC and this role, together with his earlier experience, made him realize that cyber security needed to be a top priority.
And on a summer evening on Farid’s porch, the childhood friends started their second company Defentry together, with the mission to end identity theft and make the Internet a safer place.
Defentry is still led by the founders, but now in a larger more senior team the strive continues.