About Us

We’re committed to protecting people

Our Mission

We aim to make the internet, and the world, safer. We are driven by our desire to protect people from harm - both online and off.

Since its inception, Pyrra has been about saving lives. Designed and built by former military officers under the auspices of the Human Rights First Innovation Lab, the initial concept - to combat extremist threats online - was in high demand. Recognizing the broader applications for the platform, and potential to have a significant impact on people’s lives, Pyrra Technologies was born in 2021.

A diverse, global team, with a shared passion for safety, human rights, equality and innovation.

The Founders

Dr. Welton Chang

Co-Founder & CEO


  • CTO, Human Rights First
  • Johns Hopkins APL
  • Defense Department & U.S. Army

Rebecca Jones

Co-Founder & COO


  • Head of Strategy Implementation, Airbus Defence and Space
  • General Manager, Singapore & Australia, IMA Asia

Eric Curwin

Co-Founder & CTO


  • DS Lead, Human Rights First
  • Johns Hopkins APL
  • U.S. Army

The Team

Craig Glennie
Head of Software Engineering
Alex Pavlides
Head of Data Science
Momoko Ueda
Data Scientist
Karinna Gerhardt
Extremism & Disinformation Researcher

Want to join us?

We’re always on the hunt for inspiring talent.
We are currently looking for a Data Engineer to join our team.