Trulioo Accepts Another $53 Million in Funding

Canadian identity innovator Trulioo announced today it brought in $53 million (CAD $70 million). The round was led by Goldman Sachs Growth Equity and saw participation from Citi Ventures, Santander InnoVentures and American Express Ventures. Trulioo’s total funding how stands at $73 million (CAD $96.6 million).

The Trulioo team will use the funds to build its presence in new markets, as well as boost its workforce from 130 to 200 people who staff the company’s Vancouver, San Francisco, and Dublin offices.

Trulioo’s team is 130 employees strong

“Today, families, businesses and entire economies are being powered by the global shift towards a truly digital economy, which is exciting but also opens up new forms of risk,” said Stephen Ufford, Trulioo CEO and founder. “We’re committed to leveraging technology to help our customers fight financial crime, money laundering and election fraud. I’d like to thank our investors for their trust in the work we are doing and for enabling us to push forward our solutions that transcend boundaries and channels, and which facilitate trusted transactions from anywhere, instantly.”

Trulioo’s API allows organizations to instantly verify identities of more than five billion consumers (more than two thirds of the global population) and more than 250 million businesses across 195 countries. The company’s GlobalGateway database offers an online electronic identity verification (eIDV) service that helps businesses comply with AML and KYC rules, as well as a range of international electronic identity verification requirements.

Trulioo, which will demo its technology at FinovateFall next week in New York, provides electronic identification technology that has the potential to positively impact people in developing nations who may not have much of an online record to prove their identity. This underrepresented group can now potentially open a bank account, apply for a loan, or conduct other financial activity that was previously out of reach.

Earlier this year, Trulioo’s Head of Growth, Anatoly Kvitnitsky,demonstrated GlobalGateway’s instant onboarding with EmbedID at FinovateSpring. EmbedID enables businesses to query Trulioo’s GlobalGateway API and instantly verify customers in multiple markets by embedding a snippet of code to their website.

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FinovateFall Sneak Peek: Trulioo

A look at the companies demoing live at FinovateFall on September 23 through 25, 2019 in New York City. Register today and save your spot.

Trulioo presents EmbedID, a fast and simple way for startups and developers to verify customers across borders while supporting AML/KYC compliance requirements.

Features

  • Integrate and test Trulioo’s identity verification API in minutes
  • Fully customize onboarding fields and forms
  • Verify customers in real time

Why it’s great
With only a snippet of code embedded into any website, Trulioo’s EmbedID enables organizations to verify over 5 billion identities worldwide.

Presenters

Anatoly Kvitnitsky
Kvitnitsky has a wealth of experience working in fintech and identity markets, and is committed to helping solve identity challenges that organizations face in scaling their products for global use.
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Marat Asadurian
A software engineering manager at Trulioo, Asadurian enjoys building new products as well as new teams. In his current role, he is managing a team that generates new business lines for GlobalGateway.
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Trulioo Can Now Verify Customers in 4 New Countries

To 100 countries and beyond! Identity verification specialist Trulioo announced this week it is bulking up the list of countries for which it is able to conduct electronic identity verification (eIDV).

Customers in Bahrain, Georgia, Iceland, and Qatar can now be verified via GlobalGateway, a database that enables organizations to run identity verification checks on a wide range of the global population. GlobalGateway’s online eIDV service helps businesses comply with AML and KYC rules, as well as a range of international electronic identity verification requirements. The service offers organizations real-time access to more than 400 data sources to verify five billion people in more than 100 countries.

Each of the four countries has recently enhanced its efforts to counter online fraud. For Bahrain and Iceland, this move was motivated by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), which said that Bahrain needed to bolster its AML and Counter Terrorist Financing (CTF) systems. The task force also recommended that Iceland take steps to mitigate money laundering.

Qatar recently created a Memorandum of Understanding signed by both the country’s General Authority of Customers and the Financial Information Unit. And Georgia is participating in an EU partnership program to promote AML and Counter Terrorist Financing (CTF) in accordance with European and international standards.

“Fraud and money laundering have hit these four countries especially hard and as a result they are navigating complex regulatory waters. Adhering to strict compliance requirements while successfully fighting financial crime is no easy task,” said Stephen Ufford, CEO and founder of Trulioo. “By extending our identity verification capabilities, organizations can quickly verify the identities of consumers in these markets, while also increasing trust, privacy, and access to digital financial services.”

Combined, these four countries have more than 8 million residents. Being able to verify identities of this group places Trulioo one step closer to its mission to provide (KYC) and AML-compliant identity verification for every individual around the globe.

In addition to today’s four countries, Trulioo recently added Malta, Bangladesh, Poland, and the Philippines to its Global Gateway coverage. The company is now able to verify more than two-thirds of the world’s population.

In addition to Global Gateway, Trulioo offers a data exchange platform that allows data partners to provide access to consumer data for electronic identity verification purposes, allowing them to set bid prices for electronic ID verification on a region-by-region basis.

At FinovateSpring 2019, Trulioo’s Head of Growth, Anatoly Kvitnitsky, demonstrated GlobalGateway’s instant onboarding with EmbedID. EmbedID enables businesses to query Trulioo’s GlobalGateway API and instantly verify customers in multiple markets by embedding a snippet of code to their website. Trulioo will demo its latest technology later this year at FinovateFall, which begins September 23rd in New York. Register today to be part of the action.

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Trulioo Teams with Refinitiv for Financial Inclusion

Identity verification company Trulioo announced this week it will be promoting financial inclusion across the globe via a new partnership with financial market data provider Refinitiv.

The two are hoping to foster financial inclusion by promoting access to digital identity solutions. By combining Trulioo’s GlobalGateway solution with Refinitiv’s risk intelligence, banks can verify billions of customers online while remaining compliant with AML and KYC regulations and ultimately reduce fraud.

“The combination of Refinitiv’s trusted data and compliance expertise and Trulioo’s identity verification capabilities and global coverage, will bring modernized KYC processes to thousands of financial institutions around the world, and in turn, help millions of underbanked gain access to the financial services they deserve,” said Stephen Ufford, CEO of Trulioo. “Both organizations share a common mission of supporting financial inclusion through the power of world-class data and technology.”

Trulioo’s GlobalGateway maintains information on more than 5 billion people. Combined with Trulioo’s Digital Identity Network, the GlobalGateway database enables organizations to run identity verification checks on a wide range of the global population.

Founded in 2011, Trulioo leverages 400 data sources to offer verification of 4.5 billion personal identities and 250 businesses in 80+ countries. The Canada-based company also offers a data exchange platform that allows data partners to provide access to consumer data for electronic identity verification purposes, allowing them to set bid prices for electronic ID verification on a region-by-region basis.

At FinovateSpring 2019, Trulioo’s Head of Growth, Anatoly Kvitnitsky, demonstrated GlobalGateway’s instant onboarding with EmbedID. EmbedID enables businesses to query Trulioo’s GlobalGateway API to instantly verify customers in multiple markets by embedding a snippet of code to their website.

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