Akitra is About Customer Trust

As a service provider, your customers need to trust that you will safeguard their data. To trust you, they need assurance that your security measures are compliant with frameworks such as SOC 2, HIPAA, ISO 27001, PCI DSS – or whatever standard your customers require.

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Akitra delivers AI-powered, cloud-based compliance automation and cybersecurity solutions to provide a more integrated and efficient approach to safeguarding your organization’s data and applications quickly, cost-effectively, and efficiently.

Any security or compliance team that has gone through the compliance readiness and audit processes the traditional, manual way — using complex spreadsheets, countless screen shots and cumbersome coordination tools from external auditors – knows the drawbacks of this approach. With Akitra’s compliance automation, those headaches are a thing of the past.

With its platform based on patented AI technology, Akitra is one of the leaders in cybersecurity and compliance automation. And with outstanding service and support, Akitra takes pride in delighting its customers worldwide, in North America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East.

Akitra is based in Silicon Valley, California.

Our Core Values

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Customer Delight 

We love our customers and do everything to create a delightful experience.

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In everything we do, solving complex problems with simple approaches.

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Automation for Efficiency 

Our products and services streamline and automate processes saving time and cost for our customers.

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Continuous Innovation

From an individual idea to a multi-framework platform with deep tech AI patents that help our customers compete and grow.

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Measurable Positive Impact

Guides all our interactions and world class solutions for customers, partners, employees, & communities.

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Diverse & Inclusive Global Teams

People are our greatest asset; we encourage all perspectives with focus on performance and results.

Meet the Leadership

Naveen Bisht
Founder & CEO

Naveen is a serial entrepreneur who has founded and led numerous companies in the security and network infrastructure industries. He was the founder or co-founder and CEO of Straks, SecurAct, Nayna Networks, and Ukiah Software (acquired by Novell). He is the past Chair, Programs and a Board Member of TiE Silicon Valley. He pursued PhD studies at University of California, Santa Barbara, and holds an MS from Texas Tech and BS/MS degrees from the Birla Institute of Technology & Science. He holds ten patents in the areas of artificial intelligence, security and networking and has published several papers and articles on entrepreneurship and industry trends.

Naveen Bisht
Founder & CEO

Ravi Someshwar VP of Engineering

Ravi has wide experience over the past 20+ years in scalable software and distributed systems development, in the fields of mobile applications, machine learning, enterprise software and security technology. He has built and managed efficient, geographically distributed engineering teams of up to 150 members across multiple countries. Ravi holds a BSEE from Indian Institute of Technology, Varanasi.

Ravi Someshwar
VP of Engineering

Gordon Smith

As a veteran of five startups, Gordon is a serial entrepreneur, with 25 years of executive experience in marketing, sales and business development in networking, renewable energy and cybersecurity. He was a vice-president of Fat Spaniel Technologies, Orbital Data (acquired by Citrix), Speedera Networks (acquired by Akamai), and Ukiah Software (acquired by Novell) as well as serving in a variety of marketing roles at 3Com and UB Networks.

In his spare time, he is a volunteer naturalist at Ano Nuevo State Park and an adjunct faculty member in the Business Department at De Anza College. Gordon holds an MBA from York University and an Honours BA from the University of Toronto, both in Toronto, Canada.

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Our Investors

bold capital partners
nexxus ventures
augment ventures


We are always on the lookout for talented individuals to join the Akitra family!
Please contact us at careers@akitra.com to see what employment opportunities are available.

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