Nate has an extensive background in security and code analysis. Before SourceDNA, Nate founded Root Labs, which provides design and analysis services for embedded security and cryptography.
Previously, Nate co-developed the Blu-ray content protection layer known as BD+ while at Cryptography Research. The BD+ business was acquired by Macrovision for $45M+ and CRI itself was later acquired by Rambus for $340M. Nate was also the original developer of the ISS RealSecure network intrusion detection system. ISS was acquired by IBM for $1.3B.
Nate has contributed code to the FreeBSD operating system and has a passion for open-source software.
Michael leads our technical team, from the frontend through the backend, the seen and unseen. He brings a high standard of quality to our codebase. He is also an excellent cyclist, roaming the whole Bay Area on two wheels.