About AxCrypt

The history of AxCrypt started in 2001 when Svante needed to share confidential data over the Internet and failed to find existing data security solutions for Internet services that were both simple and easy to use for everyone. It was then that he developed and released the first version of AxCrypt through his company Axantum Software and shared it with others for free.

In 2014, after 13 years on the market, AxCrypt had grown to be one of the world’s most popular encryption softwares with over 20 million downloads worldwide. The initial author Svante Seleborg teamed up with serial entrepreneur Zebastian Victorin to commercialize the product and founded AxCrypt AB to take AxCrypt to the next level.

After 2 years of hard work AxCrypt 2 was released in 2016.

Since then we have been awarded “The World’s Best Encryption Software” by the prestigious PC Magazine in 2016, 2017 and 2018, as well as many other review sites in the world did. We have a global reach with users from all countries. Our biggest markets are Europe with 45% of the users and America with 30%.

Our mission is to provide individuals and small teams with encryption solutions that are easier to use than ever before. We’re removing the complexity from the use of strong and proven cryptographic technology.

We are a highly motivated, creative and powerful team that is passionate about making data security solutions simple and reliable for individuals and teams.

The AxCrypt team

Our team

Zebastian Victorin – CEO

Svante Seleborg – Lead developer

Måns Hansson – Creative Director

Angélique Huige – Business Manager

Arif Haider – Project Manager



AxCrypt Business



Company info

AxCrypt AB
Org. number: 556967-6181

Birger Jarlsgatan 58
114 29 Stockholm

Email: info@axcrypt.net
Tel: +46 (0)8 550 10 274


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Our vision



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Security is crucial to us. Everything we do with AxCrypt is done with security as the highest priority. We make sure that no one ever gets access to your encrypted files, as long as you have control of your own password.


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AxCrypt has been on the market for 15 years, and has grown to become one of the world’s most popular encryption softwares with more than 20 million downloads. Over the years we have also been mentioned and rated by many as one of the world’s best softwares for encryption.



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Encryption is complicated, but this has not prevented us from constantly working to simplify it for the user. We have developed unique features that make the use of strong encryption and the sharing of encryption keys more simple and secure than any other software.


The first version of AxCrypt was released to the general public on the 19th of November 2001, as a pre-release beta.


The first official release (version 1.1) of AxCrypt was released in April 2002.


The online password manager Xecrets is launched. AxCrypt 1.7.1796 with full support for 64-bit operating systems is released.


PC Advisor said “AxCrypt is surprisingly straightforward in operation. It doesn’t require any configuration, at all.”


Download 3K said “This application is easily the top choice amongst free file encryption software.”


Axantum + ZoCom = AxCrypt AB


AxCrypt is announced as one of the top five encryption tools in the world by lifehacker.com


AxCrypt 2 is released on April 29, 2016 after 2 years of development.