The digital world is all around us. We shop, communicate, travel, research, track, compare and eat – all from our mobile devices. But in an age that is fraught with identity fraud, just how safe is digital security really? What used to be a blue-moon occasion is quickly becoming yesterday’s news as data gets leaked, lost or stolen, and bank accounts are hacked or duplicated. The quest for identity verification is becoming the number one list on the CyberSecurity agenda – and it starts with us as individuals. But as an organisation, that goes one step further. Just how sure are you that the person you are talking to, and engaging with, really are who they say they are? In this spirit of this constantly growing challenge, as our Focus on Friday feature this week, we’re excited to feature a company that is making huge strides in the combat against identity fraud. We introduce, Onfido.
Onfido is an Identity Verification platform, which helps businesses verify that their customers are who they claim to be in a digital world by comparing an ID Document to a selfie. Further more, Onfido also allows businesses to carry out background searches including Right to Work, Criminal Records and Anti Money Laundering Checks. Working with over 1000 clients globally, which includes Deliveroo, Uber, Square, ZipCar and more, Onfido makes it easy for consumers to connect with organisations – safely, and securely.
Here’s what they say: “Onfido builds trust in an online world by helping businesses digitally verify people’s identities. Using machine learning technology, Onfido validates a user’s identity document and compares it with their facial biometrics. The identity can then be cross-referenced against international credit and watchlist databases. Founded by three entrepreneurs from Oxford University, Onfido has received over $60m in funding from investors including Microsoft Ventures, Salesforce Ventures and Crunchfund. We carry out checks in 192 countries for global customers including ZipCar, Couchsurfing, Revolut and Square.”
Here’s why we like them: Any organisation that is actively combatting fraud, while keeping their focus firmly on streamlining the customer acquisition process, is a winner in our books. Started by 3 entrepreneurs who simply saw a need, and started building what is now a high-growth business, they have built a business that is ready for it’s next growth phase – something that we are passionate about, and that we help our clients with daily.
For more information about what they do, and how they’re helping organisations become slicker, visit their website here: Onfido.com