identity

  • Onfido raises $30M more for its AI-based identity verification technology

    Onfido raises $30M more for its AI-based identity verification technology

    Malicious hackers and security breaches that have exposed personal information of millions of people have pushed the issue of online security into the spotlight, not just for individuals but for organizations that do business with them. Now a company called Onfido, which has built a way to help websites verify people’s identities using a photo-based identity document, a selfie and… Read More

  • SAP buys customer identity management firm Gigya for $350M

    SAP buys customer identity management firm Gigya for $350M

    SAP, the German enterprise software giant, today announced an acquisition to strengthen its hybris e-commerce division. It has acquired Gigya, a firm that helps online properties manage customer identities and profiles. Terms of the deal have not been disclosed officially, but our sources tell us it is for $350 million. This was the same figure that was reported yesterday when the news leaked… Read More

  • The promise of managing identity on the blockchain

    The promise of managing identity on the blockchain

    Blockchain, the secure distributed ledger technology first created to track bitcoin ownership, has taken on a number of new roles in recent years tracking anything of value from diamonds to real estate deeds to contracts. The blockchain offers the promise of a trusted record that can reduce fraud. Some industry experts say that over the coming years, it could be used to control identity… Read More

  • Revel co-founder’s new startup aims to build a web of authentic identities

    Revel co-founder’s new startup aims to build a web of authentic identities

    As people continue to think about how the rise of “fake news”, psychometric big data, and other developments in the tech world could have influenced big elections this year, a new startup called Authenticated Reality is launching today with a mission to help fix that with a focus on real-name identities and reputation management. The basic idea with Authenticated Reality (URL… Read More

  • LifeLock tries to regain consumers’ trust with a new credit card management app, Identity

    LifeLock tries to regain consumers’ trust with a new credit card management app, Identity

    Identity theft protection company LifeLock is back today with the launch of a new mobile app designed for better credit card management, called Identity. The goal with the app is to offer consumers a single place where they can view the online accounts for their various credit cards, as well as update those accounts with new information, like their new address or credit card number… Read More

  • OneLogin acquires Portadi to bring level of automation to login onboarding

    OneLogin acquires Portadi to bring level of automation to login onboarding

    On a day with a couple of huge deals being announced, we have a much more modest one. OneLogin announced it was buying Portadi, a San Jose startup that launched at the beginning of 2015, for an undisclosed sum. In a market with better-financed competitors with billion-dollar valuations like Okta, OneLogin is working hard to improve its offering and Portadi helps bring a level of… Read More

  • Ping shapes new identity after $600 million acquisition

    Ping shapes new identity after $600 million acquisition

    When I walked into a conference room last Tuesday at the Cloud Identity Summit in New Orleans to interview Ping Identity CEO Andre Durand, it was my first chat with him since the company had been sold the week before for $600 million (as reported by The Information), a tidy exit for the 14 year old company. I had questions, lots of questions. After all, in conversations with Durand and… Read More

  • UK’s Onfido raises $25M as it brings its background checking platform to the US

    UK’s Onfido raises $25M as it brings its background checking platform to the US

    The rise of on-demand startups and other fast-growing businesses like online marketplaces has created a need for reliable ways to verify new hires and customers to make sure they are cut out for the task. Onfido, one of the group of startups building software-based solutions to do just that, has raised $25 million to meet that need. The Series B round was led by Idinvest Partners… Read More

  • The Land Of Milk, Honey And Fraud Prevention Crunch Network

    The Land Of Milk, Honey And Fraud Prevention

    Israel has become a hotbed for startups in the fields of identity verification and fraud prevention. The IDF Unit 8200 develops systems for gathering intelligence, automatically sifting through data to flag dangers, and escalating serious threats for manual review. Read More