Our mission

Give people the power to digitally connect and interact on their own terms.

Our principles

We tackle today's digital challenges guided by the beliefs that technologies should be aligned with people's choices and values, favor a prosperous and competitive economy, and a more open and democratic society.

Protect People's Privacy

We have a responsibility to protect privacy in today's hyperconnected world, to keep people safe and to foster free speech.

Connect Online Communities

Our technologies bridge unrelated applications to help their communities seamlessly connect and interact together as one.

Strengthen Democracy

Our tools help media organizations power profitable business models to continue shaping a healthy democracy in our societies.

Promote Fair Competition

We build the foundations to support the development of new competitive tools for more alternatives in the digital marketplace.

Our history

2010. Virtual Artifacts founded after acquiring Shopmedia, Inc. through a reverse takeover.

2011. Beta release of the Hibe platform. Heralded as one of top next-gen privacy technologies.

2012. Showcasing of the Hibe technology at SXSW (Austin, TX), Advertising Week (NYC, NY).

2016. Introduction of Hibe MAN , social network for mobile apps, powered by Hibe.

2018. The Hibe MAN platform is launched in collaboration with Oracle Corporation.

2019. Amazon and IBM support the Hibe Xcloud initiative through dedicated programs.

2020. Google supports the Hibe Xcloud initiative. Hibe Media and Hibe AdAura are launched.

Jean Dobey
Founder, Chairman & CEO

As an entrepreneur and Internet technology innovator with 25 years of experience, Jean always believed that the Internet — if it was used in the right way — would positively impact billions of lives around the globe. Recognizing the potential of this amazing medium in 1995, Jean immersed himself in the world of programming to gain the tools he needed to turn his ideas into reality. With his extensive knowledge of e-commerce, social media, advertising and online privacy, Jean has become a source for thought leadership on these topics and has provided dozens of articles and conducted numerous interviews with major media outlets, including The Guardian, Investors.com, The Huffington Post, Forrester, CEO.com, SocialTimes.com, Business News Daily and Fast Company. Jean is a former member of the Technical Advisory Board for Oracle.

Sylvain Roy

Chief Operating Officer

Richard Desrochers

Chief Technology Officer

Frederique Fenneteau

Chief Product Officer

Our culture

At Virtual Artifacts, as we take on real problems impacting our digital societies, we foster diversity and inclusion to fuel our innovations, make better decisions and build unique technologies.

Contact Us

200-381 Notre-Dame West
Montreal (Quebec)
Canada H2Y 1V2

info AT virtualartifacts DOT com