About Us

About Opaque Systems

The mission of Opaque Systems is to unlock the high-growth market of confidential computing by creating the first Confidential AI platform. It enables secure, collaborative analytics and the usage of AI on confidential and sensitive data stored in Trusted Execution Environments (TEEs).

Opaque was born out of the UC Berkeley RISELab, by Professors Raluca Ada Popa, Rishabh Poddar, Wenting Zheng, and Ion Stoica (founder and chairman of Databricks) who created, incubated and open-sourced the breakthrough invention, MC2. The success of MC2 drove the team to start Opaque Systems – and pioneer the first-ever Confidential AI solution for multi-party and inter-company collaborative analytics. 

Our Founders:

Rishabh Poddar

Dr Rishabh Poddar

Co-Founder and CEO
PhD, UC Berkeley

Raluca Ada Popa

Prof Raluca Ada Popa

Co-Founder and President
Assoc. Prof, UC Berkeley. PhD, MIT

 Wenting Zheng

Prof Wenting Zheng

Co-Founder and Chief Scientist
Asst. Prof, CMU. PhD, UC Berkeley

Chester Leung

Chester Leung

Co-Founder and Principal Engineer
MS, UC Berkeley

Ion Stoica

Prof Ion Stoica

Professor, UC Berkeley. PhD, CMU

Opaque’s Confidential AI Platform enables collaborative, scalable analytics on encrypted data while protecting that data end-to-end. This empowers organizations to comply with legal and regulatory mandates. Opaque leverages a novel combination of two key technologies layered on top of cloud security — secure hardware enclaves and cryptographic fortification. This combination ensures that the overall computation is secure, fast, and scalable.

Opaque makes it possible to execute critical business use cases that used to result in risk and exposure of confidential data. These use cases include anti-money laundering, complex fraud analysis, multi-source confidential identity matching and analytics, patient care, drug research, and much more.

Meet the Opaque leadership team.