Institute of Free Technology (IFT)

Fostering innovation, defending digital liberties

A mission-driven tech startup studio. We take ideas from the drawing board to market with financial, technical, legal, people operations, and brand-building support at every step.

Our startups are free to focus on what they do best — building public goods to safeguard civil liberties in the digital age.

The Institute of Free Technology emerged from Status, which Jarrad Hope and Carl Bennetts founded to enable the free flow of information and protect the right to private, secure conversations in 2017.

Over time, gaps in the infrastructure required to deliver Status in a form that fully reflects its founders’, contributors’, and users’ values became apparent, and the project’s scope widened. The IFT and the startups it incubates are the product of this expanded scope.

Part of our family are Logos, Status and Nimbus. 

Feb 06, 2024  
About Logos Logos is a movement supporting the development of the decentralised web. Logos technologies lay the foundations for a freer internet upon which communities can evolve into network states. Each protocol in the Logos stack seeks to empower its users while upholding civil liberties and fundamental freedoms. About Vac Vac  builds  public good protocols  for the decentralized web. We do applied research based on which we build protocols, libraries and publications. This role is within the Vac Nescience unit, which develops  Nescience  A zkVM leveraging hiding properties. The role In this role, you will be responsible implementing and analysing components of zero knowledge argument systems and architectures for private computation. The ideal candidate should be well-versed in zero-knowledge circuits written in Rust, with the ability to adapt to evolving research needs. Your responsibilities will include implementing zero-knowledge circuits and writing...
Institute of Free Technology (IFT) Contractor