Sengi IT launches crowdfunding campaign on indiegogo.com
SENGI is an open-source solution that revolutionizes cloud storage by splitting user data into countless fragments and distributing them across all the cloud services the user is registered with. This renders the data fragments worthless to would-be data thieves and snoops. It also creates a system of redundant storage that safeguards users in the event of data loss or individual cloud service outages. Whatever happens, SENGI users can always reassemble their data on any device (iOS, Android and Windows) that has the SENGI app installed.
SENGI is not a cloud platform. It’s an integrated software that adds security to existing cloud structures and gives users back total control of their data. And it does this by aggregating the user’s various cloud storage drives into one simple, easy-to-use storage interface. The basic version of SENGI – which comprises all SENGI security features – will be available to users free of charge, while premium features like data indexing and personalization will be available from as little as €4.99 per month.
"The key to keeping our users' data secure is independence," commented Sengi IT CEO Franz Weisbrich. "Our current crowdfunding campaign on indiegogo.com will help ensure we never have to make any compromises," he added "If over the next few weeks we achieve our initial target of $35,000 to fund an extra developer, this will enable us to bring SENGI to market sooner and with an even greater range of functions. And if we manage to generate as much as $70,000 or even more, we’ll also be able to develop a Linux version so that we can provide protection for all the main operating systems."
Anyone who donates $35 or more to Sengi IT on indiegogo.com is eligible to preview the closed beta version of SENGI and even participate in the software’s development. Various other benefits await supporters, depending on their level of financial engagement. These range from discounted premium accounts to custom versions of SENGI.
"It’s absolutely vital that we grow our community. We can achieve so much more if we collaborate with our supporters," Weisbrich explained. "That’s why we also welcome non-financial engagement. The community can help us stop Big Brother – by providing constructive feedback, for example, or by spreading the word about our crowdfunding campaign."
Sengi IT UG
Sengi IT (full legal name: Sengi IT UG (haftungsbeschränkt)) is a limited-liability company based at Franckestrasse 1, Halle, Germany. It is the developer of SENGI, the world's first integrated software solution for clouds and messaging apps to combine the triple benefits of security, transparency and usability. SENGI is suitable for all devices and operating systems. It is an open-source project that welcomes involvement, ideas and feedback from the community. Independent of the big players in the security market and built on zero-knowledge privacy, it is a genuine encryption solution by the people, for the people. What's different about SENGI is that it is simple to configure and use and features integrated messaging functionality that enables users to securely communicate and share their data with the people they trust.
Sengi IT is a spin-off from Germany's Halle University and is headed by its managing director and CEO, Franz Weisbrich. The other directors are Johannes Ehrlich, Tobias Strauss and Can Althaus. Sengi IT UG (haftungsbeschränkt) is registered under registration no. HRB 23198 in the Commercial Register held at the District Court at Stendal (Amtsgericht 39576 Stendal), Germany. The company has been receiving funding from the German government's EXIST startup support program and the European Social Fund since January 1, 2016.
Franz Weisbrich holds a first degree in business administration and engineering from Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg (OVGU), while Johannes Ehrlich, Tobias Strauss and Can Althaus all hold first degrees in computer science and business management from Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenburg (MLU). Sengi IT benefits from the added IT expertise and many years of experience of two university-based mentors: Prof. Dr. Paul Molitor, Professor of Computer Engineering and Director of the Institute of Computer Science at MLU, and Dr. Sandro Wefel, a research associate at the MLU Institute of Computer Science.