Security from the ground up

Axiado Brief


Founded 2013; incorporated in California on 2017; moved to Delaware in 2018
Founders Axel Kloth, CTO, one of the top architects in the world
Ashok Babbar, CEO
Board of Directors Ashok Babbar, Chairman; Axel Kloth, Board Member; select investors
Size 60 employees
Ownership Privately held by its employees and investors
Digital security as a basic right
Mission To develop the most advanced security platform that enables the next generation network companies to offer impenetrable systems for the digital infrastructure
Strategy Securing the perimeter (edge) beyond the first point of intrusion

The Problem

Security Breaches Proliferation of security holes in hardware and software over the past 25 years
Magnitude Over 100,000 breaches since 2010 (, 2017)
6.5 billion records lost (, ID-Theft Resource Center, 2018)
Losses of $1.0 trillion per year (, 2017)
Responses Software patching—ineffective. For example, J.P. Morgan Chase doubled its cybersecurity defense budget to $500 million in 2016, excluding capital expenditure (CNBC, 2017).

The Solution

Hardware & Software Developing the entire computational and communication stacks from the ground up for cybersecurity
Security Platform Consisting of a processor, firmware, an operating system, and APIs
Examples of Competitive Advantage Unique security architecture
Truly secure boot (see
Proactive AI defense against known and unknown cyberattacks
Product Launch Q1/2019

Market Position

Security Processor To protect general purpose processors (e.g., Intel, AMD, ARM and its derivatives such as Cavium, Mellanox, Qualcomm) from intrusions


John Gustafson Inventor of Gustafson’s Law of Parallel Speed-Up; Former Director of Research at Intel Labs and Senior Fellow of AMD
Peter Nickolov Inventor of the file switch and its technology
Nick Tredennick Inventor, VLSI design engineer, and author, developer of Motorola’s MC68000, AMD’s Nx686, and IBM's Micro/370 microprocessors, IEEE Fellow


Minna Holopainen
VP of Communication

Ashok Babbar