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 Public Benefit Corporation, putting people before profits.

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

B-Corp SaaS Startup Osano

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.

Brian Herr

Chief Product Officer

Brian has been leading user and market-centric product teams at B2B security and application software startups, such as Beyond Identity, Black Duck, and Ariba, for over 20 years.

Dustin Joost

Chief Revenue Officer

Dustin's career has been focused on building purpose-driven revenue organizations at product led growth companies. Recently he was VP of Sales & Marketing at YourCause which was acquired by BlackBaud in 2019.

Julianna Meidell

VP of Marketing

Julianna has been building and scaling high-growth B2B marketing programs and teams at various SaaS companies for more than 16 years, focusing on risk and compliance since 2017.

Jonathan Grant

VP of Finance & Operations

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

Skye McCullough

Director of Customer Experience

Skye is responsible for overseeing the customer support & implementation practice at Osano. Prior to Osano she managed customer support at Flexera software for the Enterprise SaaS Manager product line.

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What's New at Osano

Introducing Osano Privacy Assessments

Now, with Osano’s new Assessments product, you can conduct, manage, and track privacy assessments, including DPIAs and RoPAs, from a central, secure location.

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Introducing DSAR email intake

Capture data subject rights requests with the convenience of email and the efficiency of a dedicated intake form.

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New reworked DSAR and discovery

We've reworked and redesigned Osano Subject Rights Management and Data Discovery, unifying them into a single, seamless experience and creating automation to save you time.

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Stay GDPR compliant under new French ruling

Privacy regulators at the CNIL in France recently declared that Google Analytics violates GDPR. Osano’s new block list feature can disable Google Analytics in France to keep you compliant while allowing you to use Google Analytics in regions where it is still legal.

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New in May 2022: DSAR conditional fields, 28 new integrations, and more!

Customize DSAR forms with conditional fields, serve consent banners in additional languages, use 28 new integrations for Data Discovery, and more! Check out our latest product announcement blog for demos, links, and more information.

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Osano product & engineering teams have been hard at work. View the full list of all product updates.

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