Austin Texas Privacy Startup Osano

The Osano Story

Deep in the heart of Texas, a world changing company was born.

Our Story

The Era of Privacy

The Internet has been the wild west of data sharing. Now we are in the early days of the next era of the Internet, where privacy comes first.

Do Good and Do Well

Building a company does not have to mean profit at all costs. Osano exists to serve the public, our customers, and our investors equally.

Deep in the Heart of Texas

We are proud to call Austin our home. Thanks to those who came before us, there is no greater city on the planet for building a company.

Be Inspired

When Osano helps companies to comply with the law, the interest of humanity is served, and the Internet becomes a better place.

In April 2018, Arlo Gilbert and Scott Hertel watched in disbelief as members of the U.S. Congress questioned technology leaders about online data privacy. It was Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's Congressional hearing, and it was clear that even the best and brightest elected officials lacked essential knowledge about how data is stored and shared.

It was the duo's lightbulb moment. If the lawmakers are confused, surely businesses must be equally confused. Arlo and Scott had just exited their enterprise SaaS management company and were searching for a new category where they could build a meaningful company. They were well suited to solve the data privacy issue, so the pair went on a mission to bring simplicity to managing data privacy for consumers and businesses alike.

Today Osano is a diverse, growing team of attorneys, technologists, and business leaders who live and breathe data privacy. 

We've created the world's first data set that objectively measures the data privacy practices for every company on the planet. We're building a suite of tools to help compliance, marketing, and sales teams use data privacy as a way to vet vendors and to stand out as vendors themselves. And we're doing it all as a B Corporation, putting people before profits.

Stay tuned, because there are a lot of good things ahead.

Osano by the Numbers

Founded
+ Companies Analyzed
k Websites Using Osano
k Lawsuits Monitored

Leadership

We believe that data privacy is a fundamental human right and the companies that embrace privacy will become the next wave of trusted brands.

Arlo Gilbert

CEO & Founder

Arlo has been building successful technology startups for more than 20 years in varying industries including telecom, search, consumer, and enterprise software.

Scott Hertel

CTO & Founder

Scott is an experienced developer and systems architect, having led high performing teams at Accenture, Microsoft, and Dell before being bitten by the startup bug.

Catherine Dawson

General Counsel

Catherine is a JD & CIPP/US. She has led legal teams in the tech industry, as an attorney at Wilson Sonsini, and most recently as the Chief Legal Officer & General Counsel at Spiceworks through its acquisition by J2 Global.

Jonathan Grant

VP of Finance

Jonathan is an experienced B2B SaaS finance leader having spent time at Yammer, Comcast Ventures, and MixMax before joining Osano.

Mike Grossman

VP of Sales

Mike has spent over 20 years in technology sales. As Marin Software's 25th employee, he built the inside sales team, driving revenues to $100 million and a successful IPO led by Goldman Sachs.

Ricardo Reyna

VP of Engineering

Ricky is an accomplished engineering leader. For more than a decade he has been leading teams towards delivering high quality, high performing, lovable, B2B SaaS products.

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What's New at Osano

Consent Manager now available in 39 languages

Consent Manager has been updated to support auto-translations in Croatian and Icelandic. See a full list of supported languages here

Vendor Auto-Following

Enterprise customers can now automatically track the vendors they've identified in Consent Manager. The change allows seamless and constant monitoring of your vendors and eliminates the need to follow them manually. The feature also alerts you to relevant policy changes their vendors have made and changes that could impact your risk.

Pentland release

This release offers new features in consent management and data subject access requests products. This release is named after Alex Pentland, one of the architects of the GDPR.

Pentland Release Notes

Privacy consulting

Osano is now offering privacy consulting in addition to our compliance software. Whether you need an interim privacy officer, a data protection officer or project-specific resources, our privacy consultants are ready to roll their sleeves up for you.

Explore Consulting

Sweeney release

We have just released a major new upgrade to our platform. This update features role-based access controls for your business. Admins will now be empowered to restrict a user's access and control to specific parts of Osano's platform. This release is named after Latanya Sweeney a Harvard privacy researcher and advocate.

Sweeney Release Notes