How would you describe your business idea to a potential investor?
requestee is the new MyHammer for ethical hacking. We are an online B2B marketplace that connects SMEs with vetted pentesting companies in a simple and fast way. Together with our clients we define the requirements and get them a list of hacking experts that are available and within their budget.
What problem do you want to solve, what is your goal?
Normally, buying a pentest is a real pain. Buyers don’t know what they need, getting offers is time-consuming and there is always a hint of distrust in the first deal. With requestee buying pentests is as easy as ordering a pizza. The client only needs to fill in a RFQ for the pentest, upload it in our platform and start getting offers from hackers that are trusted and certified by us.
How did you come up with your idea/concept?
One of the co-founders, worked in strategic purchasing within the automotive industry. After talking to many of his colleagues, who were responsible of buying pentest for the apps of the company, he realized how difficult it was to get and compare offers from trusted pentesters. It is a task that takes a great amount of time and effort. And also, it is hard to know what to buy and whom to trust.
What is your business model?
Our business model is pretty straight-forward. Like many marketplaces we take a commission on each transaction.
What is ethical hacking and why do you need it?
Ethical Hacking, sometimes called a Pentest, is an act of intruding into the system to find out threats, vulnerabilities in those systems which a malicious attacker may find and exploit causing loss of data, financial loss or other major damages. Why do companies need it? Well, on average 60% of SMEs go out of business within 6 months of a cyberattack. But companies that uncover a data breach after one month can save on average more than $1 M. Especially for companies that work with high sensitive data and have business critical applications, it is crucial to take these tests to stay secure.
Your motto is “Keep calm and buy pentests with requestee!” Why should clients choose you?
requestee focuses on the ultimate buying experience. With us you get an all-in-one solution to find vetted hackers with great price conditions and in a convenient way. Every time you need a pentest, we’ll be there for you 24/7.
Why did you decide to work with XPRENEURS?
The most important thing to become a successful entrepreneur is to have the right network and mentorship by your side. With their wide network of alumni and industry partners and their personalized mentorship of experienced founders XPRENEURS was the right choice for us. Their feedback and support can be very valuable for any startup!