Crisp is your
first line of defense

Crisp defends enterprises, social platforms and society from the weaponization of social communications

Our expert global team specializes in linguistics, reporting, psychology, data protection, law and regulation to bring you comprehensive, 24/7/365 weaponized social communications defense.

About Crisp

Crisp stops toxic, harmful and fake online content from damaging enterprises, social platforms and society. This content takes many forms, including fake news, terror propaganda, child-grooming, hate speech, medical disinformation, false rumors, threats, misinformation and many more online harms. Fueled by the increased popularity of closed social media groups and messaging apps, harmful content can now spread virally, at scale before it reaches mainstream media channels. Unfortunately, anyone has the power to create and share harmful content, especially bad actors who distribute millions of new types every day.

Crisp calls this the weaponization of social communications. It is our mission and our passion to deliver the best defense. Established in 2005 by online gaming and social media entrepreneur Adam Hildreth, Crisp began protecting children and teenagers using online games and social networks from abuse, sexual exploitation, cyberbullying and other online harms. This relentless focus on stopping social communication from being weaponized against those most vulnerable has been Crisp’s mission from day one. Today that passion extends to working with enterprises, social platforms and governments.

Trained on 15+ years of online harm detection, Crisp’s real-time knowledge graph discovers, tracks, rapidly alerts and removes harmful content that is created by bad actors. We analyze billions of bad actor signals from the open, deep, dark web and closed messaging apps, going where no one else goes. This technology is used by a global team of experts specializing in signals intelligence, linguistics, big data, AI, human intelligence, psychology, data protection, and law and regulation. It has become an early warning and threat intervention system for stopping harmful content 24/7/365. As a result, Crisp contributes to the safe, daily online experiences for over two billion users (covering an estimated 400 million children) across the globe.

Crisp continues to rapidly expand while proudly keeping its roots firmly in Leeds, England.

Board of directors and executive team

Adam Hildreth

Adam Hildreth

CEO/Founder and Board Member

Andrew Burke

Andrew Burke

Executive Chairman/CRO and Board Member

Andrew Ferguson

Andrew Ferguson

Baird Capital Board Member

Emma Monks

Emma Monks

CXO

James Geary

James Geary

CPO

John-Orr Hanna

John-Orr Hanna

CIO

Michael Stern

Michael Stern

CMO

Paul Rand

Paul Rand

Advisory Board Member

Pete Maude

Pete Maude

CTO and Board Member

Rhyan Weston

Rhyan Weston

General Counsel and Company Secretary

Rishad Tobaccowala

Rishad Tobaccowala

Advisory Board Member

Vikram Sharma

Vikram Sharma

US President/CGO and Board Member

OSTIA - Online Safety Tech Industry Association

Taking action to keep social media safe

Crisp is a proud member of OSTIA, the UK Government-backed industry body of UK companies working toward the common goal of a safer internet for everyone. Through their collective influence and network, Crisp and its partners provide a voice of hope for what can be done to advance the cause of online safety.

Join the Crisp Team

From content analysts to developers to language specialists, we're constantly looking for talented individuals who share our passion for fighting the weaponization of social communications.