NuCypher is a data privacy layer for blockchain and decentralized applications. The company builds cryptographic infrastructure for privacy-preserving applications and protocols.

NuCypher gives developers a way to store, share, and manage private data on public blockchains.

NuCypher was founded in 2015 by MacLane Wilkison and Michael Egorov. The company has its headquarter based in San Francisco, California.


NuCypher's PRE network provides cryptographic access controls for distributed apps and protocols. Its NuFHE library enables secure, private computation on encrypted data by outsourced nodes. 


NuCypher is backed by Polychain, Y Combinator, Bitmain, Bitfury, Arrington XRP Capital, Notation Capital and others. The company raised $10M from a latest financing on Oct 7, 2019. The round brings NuCypher's total funding to $15.825M to date.



  • Year founded: 2015
  • Funding Info: $15.825M over 2 Rounds (Last Funding Type: NA)
  • Yearly Revenue: NA
  • Employee Size: 11-50
  • Business Valuation: NA
  • City/Town: San Francisco
  • State: California
  • Country: United States
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