Our Mission. Our Goals

We are Sanctuary, an innovation-driven team with broad expertise in system security. Rooted and well-connected in the research community, our mission is to bring next-generation security technologies from research into industry-leading products.

Our Principles

  • Thought leadership in secure aggregation architectures
  • Create sustainable solutions embracing security by design
  • Bring cutting-edge security research to real-world products
  • Keep an open mindset to cultivate disruptive ideas
  • Foster a friendly and inspiring working environment

The Sanctuary Founders

Our founders’ background as academic and industrial researchers allows us to unite industry requirements on practicality and efficiency with the latest and best security proposed from research.

Emmanuel Stapf

Dr.-Ing. Emmanuel Stapf

Head of Development

Patrick Jauernig

M.Sc. Patrick Jauernig

Head of Business

Ferdinand Brasser

Dr.-Ing. Ferdinand Brasser

Head of Research

Ahmad-Reza Sadeghi

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ahmad-Reza Sadeghi


Our Milestones


Sanctuary Wins Pitching Competition @ Booster Accelerator

A total of six teams qualified for participating in the Startup Accelerator Booster. The teams went through a 2-month training program with workshops and coaching. At the final event, the teams pitched in front of a jury of industry experts and VCs.

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StartupSecure Funding Phase I Begins

The StartUpSecure funding of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research was granted for a duration of 18 months.

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Funded by Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung
Startup Secure


Sanctuary Research Paper Published at Renowned Security Conference

The predecessor of our Sanctuary platform, published at NDSS’2019, sparked huge interest from industry partners and revealed the need for a flexible security architecture. This motivated us to leverage our research expertise to develop a groundbreaking security platform, called Sanctuary.

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From 2017

Founders Start Joint Research on Trusted Execution Technologies

The Sanctuary team formed as a group of researchers at the System Security Lab at TU Darmstadt.

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