Facebook acquired a 3-year old ID authentication startup ‘Confirm.io’
Confirm.io, a government ID authentication startup that digitally authenticates government identification, said on its website that it agreed to be acquired by Facebook for an undisclosed amount. The entire Confirm.io’s team will move to Facebook after the acquisition. The Confirm.io posted the follow statement on its website.
“Confirm is Joining Facebook!
We’re excited to announce that we have agreed to be acquired by Facebook! This is the culmination of three years of hard work building technology that will keep people safe and secure online.When we launched Confirm, our mission was to become the market’s trusted identity origination platform for which other multifactor verification services can build upon. Now, we’re ready to take the next step on our journey with Facebook. However, in the meantime this means all of our current digital ID authentication software offerings will be wound down.
We would like to thank our customers, partners, investors and advisory board for their support and help along the journey so far. We’re proud of what we’ve been able to accomplish together and we look forward to the future at Facebook!”
Founded in 2015 by Bob Geiman, Ralph Rodriguez and Walt Doyle, Confirm.io makes authenticating a drivers license or ID fast, easy and secure. Their software integrates in minutes to confirm a person’s identity for any transaction requiring remote identity proofing. It is used by a number of Fortune 50 companies including financial institutions, healthcare providers, insurance carriers, retailers, shared economy companies and on demand service providers. Learn more at confirm.io.
Confirm.io provides simple, safe, and secure mobile document authentication solutions. Their cloud API and paired image capture SDK empower applications to more seamlessly collect customer information and authenticate the identity of their users. Confirm authenticates with advanced forensics, extracts ID information for easy use, and retains zero personal information.