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.

Catherine Dawson

General Counsel & CPO

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 & Operations

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

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.

Courtney Branson

Director of People

Courtney has spent her career nurturing unique and inclusive cultures at growing tech companies like Match Group and the recently acquired startup Square Root.

Backed by World Class Investors

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What's New at Osano

New in April 2022: Admin notes, IAB TCF updates, and more!

Collaborate on DSARs with internal notes for request submissions. IAB TCF 2.0 Consent Management support has been updated per the latest IAB specifications. 11 new Data Discovery integrations and more! Check out our latest product announcement blog for demos, links, and more information.

LEARN WHAT’S NEW IN APRIL

New in March 2022: attachments, config sorting, and more!

Send and receive attachments in the Data Subject Rights secure messaging portal, filter and sort capabilities for your Consent Management configuration, and much more! Check out our latest product announcement blog for demos, links, and more information.

LEARN WHAT’S NEW IN MARCH

Introducing AMP support for Osano Consent Manager

Capture and manage consent across your standard and AMP pages using the same Consent Management Platform.

Learn more about Osano for AMP

Saudi Arabia and UAE banner updates

Based on recent legislation in Saudi Arabia and the UAE, Osano Consent Manager now features updated cookie banners for both regions. 

Learn more

Introducing Secure Messaging Portal

Now you can communicate securely with your customers and users who make Data Subject Access Requests (DSARs) about their request in a secure and compliant way.

Read about the DSAR Secure Messaging Portal

View more product updates

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

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