Like every tech company in 2020, Alexis C. Bell had to pivot during the Covid-19 pandemic.
She was in a hotel room two weeks before the pandemic swept the nation, planning to take the technology she had been working on and sell it as software.
“We were sitting in a hotel, and all our meetings got canceled at once,” Bell said. “We’ve been heads down building since.”
The technology was already 20 years in the making for Bell. She started in forensic accounting before moving to an in-house role to help publicly traded companies build programs to protect themselves from fraud.
“That’s where I saw the harm being done when fraud happens,” she said. “Research companies tried to address it; accounting firms; there was always a missing piece and it didn’t work.”