Our Purpose

We believe in the power of open source. Companies increasingly use open source to build our technologies today, faster and cheaper. We make open source safe to use by bridging gaps found in application security and legal compliance. We believe that risk management needs to be automated to move as fast as developers code. Conducting periodic security and legal audits on applications just doesn't cut it — not if you want resilient applications. We've helped companies confidently use open source by providing needed insights and alerts to product safeguards on demand.

How We Got Started

Ian Folau and Nwamaka Imasogie co-founded the company after meeting in graduate school at Cornell Tech. There, their entrepreneurial spirit led them to start GitLinks as a capstone project. It was built initially to evaluate the quality and reliability of open source software and it received a Cornell Tech Startup Award. GitLinks received backing from the likes of Cornell University, Newark Venture Partners, Highland Capital Partners, General Catalyst and Morgan Stanley and now stands as a SaaS platform that helps companies anticipate and deal with emerging risks that result from using rapidly changing open source code.


Ian Folau

CEO & Co-founder

Ian leads business development for GitLinks. Prior to co-founding GitLinks, Ian spent 9 years conducting data intelligence and managing information security in the United States Army.

Ian is a second-time founder with a passion for building ideas into products. Hear him talk about the art of leadership in this TEDx video.

Ian holds an MBA from Cornell Tech, a master's from Middlebury College, and a bachelor's in system's engineering from West Point.

Nwamaka Imasogie

CTO & Co-founder

Nwamaka oversees engineering and software development at GitLinks. She is passionate about building amazing products that are intuitive and is obsessed with data-driven decision making.

Nwamaka is a second-time founder. Right out of college she founded a marketplace business that she grew to profitability. She's worked as both software manager and software engineer at Chevron where she created software and led multi-million dollar projects.

Nwamaka holds a master's degree in computer science from Cornell Tech and a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering. She is the inventor on 2 technology patents.

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