Fredrik Stromberg established his first connection with the Internet
in the mid-1990s and became fascinated by
networks, open-source software, and security shortly thereafter. Together with his friend Daniel Berntsson he cofounded Mullvad in 2009 - a privacy-focused VPN service that helps keep users' online activity, identity, and location private. Its goal is to make internet censorship and surveillance ineffective. Mullvad has consistently been first in, or an early adopter of, many of the technologies and security features that are today regarded as standard practice by VPN services.