Gryphon is a cloud managed network protection platform powered by adaptive machine learning targeting the connected home and small businesses with a re-occurring business model. Gryphon combines speed, parental control, and intelligent cyber protection in a simple plug and play mesh router.
Why is your company the best option to solve the problem you're solving?
The Gryphon mesh router acts as a whole home internet filter acting at the network layer, making it simple to protect any device as long as it's connected to Gryphon's network. This protection is made complete with Homebound that routes mobile device data back to Gryphon before going out to the Internet for complete protection on the go as well.
What nuggets of info make you interesting? Why do people care about what you're doing?
Due to the exploding number of connected devices in our lives, managing kid's screen time is the #1 problem parents face today and connected device hacking has increased a staggering 300% over the past year. COVID has exacerbated this problem with remote learning and work from home. Gryphon is working on solving this problem.
What else do you want us to know?
Both of the founders have crossed paths with Steve Jobs in the past. Arup was yelled at by Steve on the Apple iPod project. The MiFi, which John was part of, caused a major demo fail for Steve during one of his famous iPhone presentations (https://youtu.be/znxQOPFg2mo).
BEHIND THE COMPANY
Founder/CEO: John Wu
What one book, podcast, newsletter, etc. do you recommend to other entrepreneurs? Why?
Crossing the Chasm. It's a good book on how to think about scaling your service or product.
What is your company's secret sauce?
Gryphon is a full stack solution for scalable and simple network protection that includes the firmware, app, and cloud. We have 5 patents issued and more on the way. But the true secret sauce is our team and our Gryphon community.
What inspired you (CEO/Founder) to start/run this company?
It was an incident with my daughter on the Internet and as a dad really wanting to do something about it.
What sets your company culture apart?
Our mission is to help protect the connected home and we have a passion to truly make a positive impact with every family.