Identity Verification-as-a-Service (IVaaS) solutions

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About IDnow:

  • HQ: Munich, Germany
  • Founded: 2014
  • First investment: 2018
  • Sector: Identity Management / KYC
  • Status: Active
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IDnow builds proprietary, AI-powered identity verification technologies that address the cybersecurity and digital verification needs of global enterprises by combining seamless, online-only infrastructure with a strong level of security and identity fraud prevention

The company's portfolio of over 350 customers includes leading international brands across industries such as Bank of Scotland, BNP Paribas, Commerzbank, eventim, Raisin (Weltsparen), Sixt, solarisBank, Telefonica Deutschland, UBS and Western Union as well as fintechs such as Fidor, N26, smava, and wefox.


Management team:

  • Andreas Bodczek, CEO
  • Joseph Lichtenberger, CFO
  • Armin Bauer, Co-founder & CTO
  • Guillaume Despagne, Co-founder Ariadnext & Managing Director
  • Dennis von Ferenczy, Co-founder & CGO
  • Felix Haas, Co-founder & Executive Chairman


GDV Investment team: Michael Hochholzer