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Trusted Key Raises $3 Million for Passwordless Authentication

Blockchain-based identity solutions company Trusted Key pulled in $3 million this week. The seed funding was led by Founders Co-Op with participation from Pithia, the venture capital company of The RChain Cooperative. Combined with the company’s $1.1 million debt round last April, Trusted Key’s total funding stands at $4.1 million.

Trusted Key will use the investment to accelerate innovation and business expansion to meet demand from enterprise customers. “Highly regulated enterprises want to bring their customer experience online but have significant drop-off rates during enrollment due to the cumbersome identity validation, or proofing, process,” said Amit Jasuja, CEO of Trusted Key. “Trusted Key’s platform protects the privacy of consumer data, while allowing enterprises to easily verify that their customers are who they claim to be. We are rebuilding digital trust.”

Today’s funding comes as the company wraps up a successful pilot project with healthcare consortium NH-ISAC in which Trusted Key facilitates identity proofing during the onboarding process. The company provides NH-ISAC clients with a single, reusable identity they can use to access all of their healthcare services. “We have been very impressed working with Trusted Key on the power of their platform around identity proofing and the creation of a secure digital identity that can be re-used by all of our healthcare partners with validation on the blockchain,” said Kurt Lieber, Chairman of the NH-ISAC Identity and Authentication Working Group.

Trusted Key’s solution leverages the blockchain to create a digital identity to prevent identity fraud and improve security. In the end, consumers receive a password-less login and enterprise businesses receive streamlined customer acquisition with a customizable authentication experience.

Its use of the blockchain makes Trusted Key well-positioned to scale up. And there is plenty of room to grow in this market– a recent report from Allied Market Research states that the global consumer identity and access management market is estimated to reach nearly $24 billion by 2022.

Founded in 2016, Trusted Key most recently presented at FinovateFall 2017. In November of that year, the Seattle-based company launched Secure SSH Key Management as part of its Trusted Key Digital Identity Wallet.