Felix Schuster is an academic turned startup founder. After his PhD in computer security, he joined Microsoft Research to work on the foundations of Azure Confidential Computing. There, he was one of the first to work with confidential computing and authored a range of foundational scientific papers and patents in that field. He left Microsoft to found Edgeless Systems in 2019. The company’s mission is to make confidential computing accessible to everyone, at scale and across clouds and infrastructures.