Trulioo secures $15 mln to bring identify verification to banks

Trulioo has raised $15 million in follow-on financing. The investors in the round included American Express Ventures and Trulioo’s existing backers: BDC Capital, Blumberg Capital and Tenfore Holdings. With the deal, BDC’s Andrew Lugsdin will join the company’s board of directors, Based in Vancouver, Trulioo is a provider of identity verification for the online payments industry. It said the new funds will help it grow to support banks in meeting cross-border compliance requirements. To that end, Trulioo will expand its sales team, technical infrastructure and customer support, and acquire data. In 2014, Trulioo raised US$6 million in Series A financing and a strategic investment from UST Global.


Trulioo Raises $15M to Bring its Identify Verification Platform to Global Banks

The strategic investment will help the Canadian fintech startup scale its fast growing business to support the banking industry in meeting the increasingly complex requirements of cross-border compliance.


Trulioo, the leading provider of global identity verification for the online payments industry, has raised $15 million in an equity financing with participation by American Express Ventures and existing investors BDC Capital, Blumberg Capital and Tenfore Holdings.

Trulioo was founded by serial entrepreneur Stephen Ufford to improve trust and safety online, and has been focused on compliance and fraud risk mitigation in the fast growing cross-border payment industry.

“We currently power customer and merchant onboarding for top global payment and ecommerce players in the market, and we are now looking to take our flagship product, GlobalGateway, to the banking industry,” said Ufford, CEO at Trulioo. “This investment is a vote of confidence that we can help support the banking industry in meeting the increasingly complex requirements of cross-border compliance.”

GlobalGateway connects Trulioo clients to more than one hundred data sources in over 40 countries to provide instant ID verification for over 4 billion consumers, with a special focus on emerging markets where many people have little to no access to the traditional banking system. By comparing registration information against information collected and hosted by trusted and secure data sources, GlobalGateway provides real-time identity verification around the world through a single integration.

Examples of reliable data sources used for Trulioo’s identity verification include traditional providers such as credit bureaus, utility companies, government agencies and mobile carriers.

“We have been impressed with Trulioo’s breadth of global consumer data,” said Rohit Bodas, Partner at American Express Ventures. “Conducting identity verification checks to onboard new customers and merchants in multiple countries is a complex problem and an important issue for the financial industry. Trulioo provides an elegant and efficient solution to approach the Know Your Customer process.”

The funding will help the company scale its fast growing business, including expansion of its sales team, technical infrastructure, and customer support as well as data acquisition.

“We see a huge opportunity for Trulioo as regulators around the world ramp up enforcement activities,” said Andrew Lugsdin, partner at BDC Capital. “The company has built something unique, and is a great market fit for today’s environment.” Along with the investment from BDC, Lugsdin will join Trulioo’s Board of Directors.

About Trulioo
Trulioo is a global ID verification company that provides advanced analytics from cyber and traditional data sources to instantly verify identities online. The company’s mission is to solve global problems associated with verifying identities online by powering fraud and compliance systems for hundreds of clients worldwide in an effort to increase trust and safety online. Trulioo’s bank-grade identity verification product, GlobalGateway, enables businesses to perform frictionless identity verification for more than 4 billion people in over 40 countries via 145 data sources – the widest coverage in the market . GlobalGateway helps businesses comply with Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Know Your Customer (KYC) identity verification needs, and provides a reliable and trustworthy way for businesses to evaluate new and existing users through one, single portal or API. For more information, visit

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