After a lifetime of work as a software engineer, developer, architect, and technology advocate, Todd Weaver, founded Purism to make high-quality, safe, and secure hardware that respects civil liberties, freedoms, and privacy. He did not want to be monitored nor recorded; he wanted an environment he could trust. He wanted that for everyone else, too.
In 2014, Weaver started Purism by crowdfunding a 15-inch laptop for a quarter-million-dollar funding goal. Purism has grown substantially and now has a sophisticated portfolio of digitally responsible, high-quality, and safe products, software, and services that allow people the default position of complete freedom with the choice to 'opt' into features they desire. Weaver also founded, IVI Inc in 2005, the first online cable company, delivering over-the-air broadcast television channels over the Internet to a downloadable cross-platform media player. He enjoys building products and companies that don't require a lot of upfront capital but garner tremendous growth.