What are Intrepids

Intrep-id (aka Intrepid) is the technology that allows you to create information files about yourself specific to a use context. You create these files, you populate the data, you name them appropriately and you store them on your computer/device. When needed the data is transferred to the merchant you are dealing with in an instant, giving you full control while saving enormous amount of time and effort.

Intrepids were designed to give indviduals maximum freedom without constraining what they could do on the web. Intrepids have the potential to change how the Internet works; or at least provide an alternative to the intermediated, monopolistic mechanisms currently in place.

Our Values

  • Transparency - The intrep-ID process is audited and the results are published here. There is nothing hidden.

  • Efficiency - No more wasting your time. No repetitive form filling, no duplicate rekeying of data, no saying the same things over and over to get multiple quotes.

  • Privacy - Intrep-ID decrypts and extracts your data from the Intrepids you provide to us or your Merchant. Intrep-ID also receives your data from Merchants if you asked them to send Intrepids to you. We do two things with this data. 1. We forward your data to you in an Intrepid for future use. 2. We forward your data to your Merchant for them to use in a transaction you requested. The data is then purged. It is not kept for backup, nor saved, held for any reasons and certainly not sold.

  • Enable Transactional Commerce - No need for long term relationships with vendors and merchants. If you can transact business quickly, efficiently and completely, why create merchant accounts?

Some Essential Small Print

  • You merchant is your service provider. Your service/s relationships are between you and your merchants/SPs. Intrep-ID.com is not a party to your transaction.

  • Your service provider is fully responsible for the service or product they provide you. You contact them, not us for any issues.

  • We are NOT an intermediary. You connect directly with the merchant, vendor, service provider of your choosing, reducing delays, costs and confusion that a middleman can inject into the process.

  • Intrep-id has fucntioning relationships with many vendors but we are starting so your help in informing merchants and making them aware of this alternative is needed and greatly appreciated.

  • Intrepid is simply a tool that facilitates the exchange; Intrep-id.com does not act as a middleman and does not even attempt to influence your choices.

Intrep-ID Team

Girish Altekar - Founder and President

A 38 year veteran of the IT industry with experience in development, marketing and management of technology products and solutions. Graduated from companies such as Tandem, Data General, Unisys, Icon Computing, Girish has managed his small business DeepCoolClear for the last 20 years. Girish has a bachelor's in Electrical Engg From IIT, Bombay, an MS in Electrical, Computer and Systems Engg from RPI, Troy and a MBA from University of Texas at Austin.

Frank Gilbane - Advisor, Board Member

Frank is the founder and CEO of Bluebill Advisors Inc (previously Gilbane Group Inc), publisher of the Gilbane Advisor, and founder of the Gilbane Conference. Over the past 30 years he has been a software engineer, technology analyst, entrepreneur, and advisor to investors, software companies, and organizations of all sizes in multiple industries. His initial focus was on markup languages, publishing technology, and technical standards for the integration and processing of unstructured information and data for enterprise applications. Current interests include content management, digital experience, computing and publishing platforms, open web, machine learning, and blockchain applications.