We are dedicated to building the best technologies for securing your applications.

“The future of security is at the application layer – Intrinsic is the best solution to secure it today.”
Dan Boneh
Professor of Computer Science
Co-Dir. of the Stanford Security Lab

Our story

Attackers are increasingly moving to the application layer and taking advantage of developer mistakes and supply-chain attacks.

Intrinsic’s goal is to allow organizations to continue using all software without having to trust it. We brought complex security systems used by the military to the general public.

This was possible due to the years of academic research by our team at Stanford University in the fields of programming languages and systems security. Some of our previous work includes DARPA-, DoD-, and Google-funded research and projects like bcrypt, Kademlia, tcpcrypt, Hails and COWL.


Intrinsic is backed by leading investment firms NEA, Andreessen Horowitz, First Round Capital and Stanford University's StartX fund.

We're hiring

We are currently hiring engineers that have experience or interest in building secure systems. Candidates should have a strong background in one (or more) of the following: systems (e.g., language runtimes, operating systems, browser engines); programming languages (e.g., compilers, type systems, static analysis); security (e.g., experience with penetration testing, building security tools); Node.js (e.g., deep knowledge of Node's internals or V8 internals). Help us build the next generation of principled security that's easy enough for anyone to use.

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