ID.me wins “hot company” award in DC area, IDnow opens London office

ID.me wins “hot company” award in DC area, IDnow opens London office

ID.me was acknowledged in DC Inno’s 2019 “50 on Fire” as one of the “hottest” companies in the Washington DC area in the government category for its biometric selfie and ID document verification and other technologies, the company announced. The award recognizes the company as one of the top 50 disruptors in innovation.

“2019 has been a tremendous year of growth and innovation for ID.me. Over the last year, we’ve doubled our user base, strategically grown our partner network, successfully launched new products and secured two important patents,” said Blake Hall, founder and CEO of ID.me. “As a result of our investments, we’ve experienced record-setting revenue growth and added amazing talent to our growing team. It’s exciting to be recognized for our accomplishments and to be included in such an impressive list of local innovators.”

ID.me develops a platform that secures the identity of over 16 million users across the U.S., and claims to have some 30,000 new users on a daily basis. The company says it has issues more than 1 million LOA3/IAL2 credentials since January, credentials in line with identity proofing standards released by federal government. In the meantime, ID.me was granted two patents and launched a number of products such as Real ID Pre-Screening, Virtual In-Person Proofing, Nurse Verification, and Age Verification.

ID.me has announced 35 percent year-over-year revenue growth and a plan to reach 100 employees by 2020.

In another story from the world of digital identification solutions, IDnow is opening a new office in London’s Canary Warf, following a $40 million financing round, to grow its market presence and the distribution, service, and marketing teams for UK.

“The demand for our solutions from the Anglo-Saxon region has already been very strong for several months,” says Andreas Bodczek, CEO of IDnow. “As the world’s leading financial center, London is an important strategic location for us, even in a possible Brexit scenario,” he adds.

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