DUST Identity Company Overview
DUST Identity is the creator of the Diamond Unclonable Security Tag (DUST), a technology utilizing nanoengineered diamonds to create an unclonable identity layer on any object.
DUST Identity is the only supply-chain solution that ensures that trusted data and verifiable products are used and traced across their full lifecycle.
DUST Identity, established in 2018 and headquartered in Boston, was created by a team of quantum physics, nanotechnology, and cyber experts. The company is an MIT spinoff, participated in several DARPA programs and is backed by Kleiner Perkins with participation from Airbus Ventures, Lockheed Martin Ventures, New Science Ventures, Angular Ventures, and Castle Island Ventures.
Jobs at DUST Identity
OPHIR GAATHON, PHD
Co-Founder & CEO
JONATHAN HODGES, PHD
Co-Founder & VP of Engineering
DIRK ENGLUND, PHD
Co-Founder & Board Member
Government/ Defense Lead
Head of Marketing & Communications
Head of Product Operations
Head of Strategic Partnerships
DUST Identity is a fascinating workplace simply because it is rare for a radically new technology to garner so much real interest from the most significant players in almost every sector where physical goods are made. Walking in each day, I know that my actions will have an impact.
I feel very lucky to have the opportunity to be a part of the DUST Identity team. It's not only an exciting company with a very cool technology (with diamonds at the core!), but it is being built by a team of super passionate, bright and fun people. As an early-stage startup, DUST Identity empowers employees to not only shape their career paths but also shape the future of the company. There's something incredibly unique and motivating about that!
DUST is an amazing place to work. The team is brilliant, collaborative, and fun; the technology is staggeringly cool; and there is a palpable energy in the office about the impact of what we're doing. Since day one I have been empowered to take ownership and initiative. The team is always open to, and encouraging of, new ideas about culture, process, and implementation. I'm lucky to be a part of it!
Welcome to the DUST Identity headquarters.
Our open, airy office space encourages collaboration and creativity; adjacent is our high-tech lab.
High-top tables are perfect for board games or group lunches.
Our office manager Suki surrounded by swag and heads down planning our offsite; cactus lamps optional but encouraged.
Airplanes hung from the ceiling serve as more than just decor and represent two of the Series A round strategic investors: Lockheed Martin and Airbus Ventures.
At DUST we take brainstorming sessions seriously, and our marketing and branding meetings can often turn into pretty lively discussions.
Our offices are in an old manufacturing factory! Sprinkled throughout the office we have nods to those innovative technologies that came before us - like the bicycle!
Some of our software engineering team hard at work.
Suffering from developing a vitamin D deficiency? Then DUST Identity is the place for you. Our 10 ft tall windows give the entire office great natural lighting!
We engineer all of our diamonds in-house in our state-of-the-art lab at HQ.
DUST's Lab Manager Jeff testing the hardware.
Our Lab Manager Jeff and our Head of Cloud Services Chris discuss putting diamonds on a new product.
The kitchen is DUST Identity-blue, so no matter where you stand in the office, you can always find where the free snacks are.