Who we are

Custos develops cutting edge digital content technologies that allows content owners to distribute, manage, and protect sensitive media. The innovative core technology gives a new level of protection to the owners of any project – whether a large book publisher, or a small indie film producer, or anything in between – anywhere sensitive digital media moves, Custos can protect it.

The company was spun out of the prestigious MIH Media Lab, where the technology was invented by an experienced cross-disciplinary team specialising in signal processing, distributed systems, cryptocurrency, machine learning, and media and behavioural economics.

Since 2013, the growing team has developed the product and business to service film and ebook customers on three continents.


The Custos team comes from a range of industry, entrepreneurial, and research backgrounds. The founding team combines expertise and experience in engineering and economics – the essence of the core technology. The team is driven to change the way media is distributed, protected, and consumed.

We appreciate hard working and highly talented individuals who share our dream. If you are interested in joining our growing team, please visit the careers page.

G-J van Rooyen

Fred Lutz