Trust is The New Currency™

We believe every organization should have full transparency and visibility into their data flows to give privacy, data governance, security, and engineering teams confidence to protect personal data.

Our story

Co-Founder & Co-CEO

Leila Golchehreh

Leila is an entrepreneur and data protection attorney with extensive international experience who spent much of her career building data protection programs for diverse clients, including in private practice, as well as for Workday, Adaptive Insights, and other global organizations. When given the herculean task of preparing decades’ old companies for the GDPR in 3-5 months, she demoed every privacy tech tool on the market. She only found workflow solutions—no tools deeply embedded into the technical stacks at organizations. Leila needed transparency into data processing, with the understanding that to truly build an effective data protection program, all organizations need a foundational, real-time understanding of data flows to evaluate data processing internally and throughout the vendor supply chain. Leila’s extensive experience and passion for privacy drove her to reimagine what data protection means in a globalized, technology-driven world. Building a foundational data inventory and map through better technology became her vision for a privacy and data governance company.

13

years attorney, entrepreneur + data protection expert

Co-Founder & Co-CEO

Abhi Sharma

Abhi is a 2X tech entrepreneur and machine learning expert. He spent most of his career building tech and go-to-market for products involving compilers, real-time/large-scale data processing, machine learning, and observability tools for continuous visibility into data flows. Given his work in compilers, Abhi became obsessed with simplifying the expressibility of data-processing intent while automatically synthesizing data types, computation intent, call-graphs, and data flows in applications and machine learning models. In 2019, he started advising first-time founders on product/go-to-market, and was a technologist-in-residence in venture capital. During this time, he was actively exploring how extreme domain specializations in various industries could slow down the speed of innovation, cross-pollination of ideas, and thus human progress overall. He even saw this manifest as silos between different departments within organizations. Ever since, he has been passionate about applying meta-modeling, and machine learning to challenging problems at the intersection of widely different domains.

entrepreneur + machine learning expert

Forward together

In one of those magical moments in San Francisco, Abhi and Leila met for pizza at the end of 2019 for one of their last in person meals in San Francisco before COVID-19 hit. They began discussing the major problems faced in the data protection and compliance space, Leila’s plan, and the UI/UX mockups she created to solve this. Abhi instantly started to look at the problem from a fresh machine learning perspective at the intersection of law and technology. Abhi drew connections between some of the problems Leila was working to solve and his own experiences, and envisioned a shift-left perspective based on observability and compiler principles that could be applied to the data protection and compliance domain. This deeply resonated with Leila, and together with their stellar team, are now, through technology, offering transparency and visibility into data processing at organizations across the world. Relyance AI is reinventing the state of the art on privacy and data governance technology from the ground up, building a generational, mission-driven company.


Our stellar team

Sanket

Kavishwar

Customer Success

Rachel

Li

Static Code Analysis

Andrew

Morgan

User Interface

Evan

Fairweather

Core Platform

Michelle

Dempsey

Finance

Adam

Roughley

Data Protection

Gus

Zarych

Integrations

Rahul

Jagad

Infrastructure & Security

Theophile

Gervet

Machine Learning

Phil

Lee

Privacy and Security Lawyer
Data Protection Thought Leader

Jyoti

Bansal

Co-Founder and CEO, Harness
Co-Founder and CEO, Traceable.AI

Dev

Ittycheria

CEO, MongoDB

Henry

Ward

CEO, Carta

Meredith

Halama

Data Protection Chair, Major Law Firm
Former Compliance Head, Network Advertising Initiative

Susan

Hintze

Managing Partner, Hintze Law
Former Privacy Chair, Cooley LLP Privacy Track Leader, RSA

Mike

Hintze

Partner, Hintze Law
Prev. Chief Privacy Counsel, Microsoft Senior Fellow, Future of Privacy Forum

Ashok

Banerjee

VP, R&D Security and Privacy, VMware
Former CTO, Symantec

Rob

Hull

Founder, Adaptive Insights

Mike

Britton

CISO, Abnormal Security
Former CISO, Alliance Data

Gerhard

Eschelbeck

CISO, Aurora
Prev. CISO, Google

John

Vrionis

Unusual Ventures

Jyoti

Bansal

Unusual Ventures

Matt

Murphy

Menlo Ventures
Investors

Our culture and core values

Relyance AI exists because we believe innovation is fundamental to human progress. We build for people—our customers, our team, and the global community. Our core values brought us into existence, and they’re the motor that keeps us running.

Global Impact

Think big. Beyond borders.

Trust

Lost easily. Built carefully.

Critical Thinking

Critical eye. Critical mind.

Customer

Redefine satisfaction. Build loyalty.

Persistence

Celebrate failure. Keep going.

Team

Fast alone. Far together.

Join our team of curious builders

Relyance AI is at the forefront of the technological revolution in privacy and data protection, one of society’s most pressing and visible social issues. Relyance AI thrives off of and celebrates diversity. We are committed to creating a safe, healthy, and inclusive work environment no matter our employees' race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, or disability status, and encourage diverse candidates to apply.

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