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Elissa Shevinsky

Elissa Shevinsky

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Gender female
Birth New York City, New York, U.S.A.
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Elissa Shevinsky is an American technology executive, entrepreneur, cybersecurity expert,public speaker, and author.


In 2010 Shevinsky fought the New York Times, as co-owner of Neighborhoodies, over the use of the "New York Herald Tribune" logo on tee shirts. Shevinsky argued that the trademark had been abandoned. In 2012, she founded MakeOut Labs, a startup known for casual Jewish online dating in NYC.

Shevinsky co-founded Glimpse, an encrypted photo and video sharing app, with Pax Dickinson in 2013. After Glimpse, Shevinsky was funded by MACH37 for Jekudo Privacy Company. In 2016, Shevinsky joined Brave as Head of Product.

Shevinsky has spoken and written on enterprise security policy. She spoke on the potential for social media to influence election outcomes at HOPE XI. Shevinsky is the founder and organizer of SecretCon


Shevinsky appears in the documentary CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap.

She is also a cast member in the documentary Silenced.


Shevinsky was active in GamerGate, declaring herself GamerGate Neutral. She advocated for civil discourse and against censorship.

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