Beyond Hyperbole

From Blockchain and Crypto to Identity and GDPR, the arena is crowded and the noise can be deafening.

Let's talk some sense

Here's how we can help


Tackle seemingly impossible problems with lateral thinking.


Identify hidden risks, tradeoffs, and costs for proposed solutions.

Due Diligence

Understand the details before making big commitments. Knowledge is power.


Capture project specs for novel technologies in precise language.

Product evaluation

Find the best tools when it matters most and get leverage to do the job right.

Competitive analysis

Enter new markets with insight when you know the lay of the land.

Prior art research

Stand on the shoulders of giants and see further than you imagined.


Know your critical path and take the right steps at the right time.


Explore hypothesis, build capability, and find out what you don't know.

Incremental improvements aren’t enough when the earth is shifting this fast under your feet. You need to reinvent yourself. That means taking risks, learning, and changing how you look at the world. This is hard for individuals. It’s even harder for teams and cultures. And it’s impossible to succeed when you can’t tell what’s hype and what’s real.

We know a thing or two about breaking new ground. It’s what we live and breathe. There’s no simple answer, no one-size-fits-all solution, no silver bullet. Where process and methods fail, principles and reason deliver. We help you find and leverage new insights that effectively pair novel technologies to challenging problems.

Stranger Labs helps you navigate the chaos and wrangle strange new tech. We’re here when you’re ready to make bold moves.

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"Christian Smith [CEO of Stranger Labs] is one of the deepest thinkers I know on the topic of Digital Identity and the cryptography that makes it possible. On top of that he’s a quality guy who’s passionate about the intellectual integrity required to build the future of digital identity responsibly."

Bob Craig, CIO
Baker Hostetler

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