OneVisage Selected by Silicon Valley Plug & Play to Join FinTech Accelerator Batch

by admin on March 23, 2017

March 22nd, 2017 –  Meet the 175 Startups Joining Our Programs by Plug & Play

We are accepting the largest cohort to date, running nine of our program simultaneously. These 175 startups have been hand-selected by our Ventures Team to be introduced to our ecosystem of 180 corporate partners, 200 VCs, and 583 alumni. “We look forward to the arrival of brilliant minds to our headquarters. We foresee our corporate […]

We are accepting the largest cohort to date, running nine of our program simultaneously. These 175 startups have been hand-selected by our Ventures Team to be introduced to our ecosystem of 180 corporate partners, 200 VCs, and 583 alumni.

“We look forward to the arrival of brilliant minds to our headquarters. We foresee our corporate partners more involved than ever. The startups can expect to run more pilots, diversify their business offerings, and raise additional funding to build their dream,” comments our Founder and CEO, Saeed Amidi.

Get a first look of the startups below and get your tickets to meet them at our Summer Summit June 6th-8th at our HQ.

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OneVisage®, a leading 3D face authentication technology company, successfully closes its Seed financing round

by admin on March 1, 2017

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OneVisage SA secures seed financing from financial and strategic investors, including Polytech Ecosystem Ventures, SICPA Finance and angels.  The funding will accelerate the industrialization of its patent pending 3DAuth solution.


LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND – February 28th 2017 – OneVisage SA, the award-winning and leading 3D facial authentication company today announced that is has closed its first venture capital financing. The seed round has been led by Polytech Ecosystem Ventures with participation from SICPA Finance, a leading government security company, and angels, including Maxim Lyadvinsky.

The funds will be used to secure sales and R&D talents to bring 3DAuth technology to a first production-ready version and enable initial production later this year. Currently OneVisage works closely with early adopter customers – including leading banks in USA and Switzerland. The pilots will prove the superior level of security, universality – more than 80% of smartphones in the market – and architecture flexibility compare to other biometric solutions, while preserving great user-experience and cost-effectiveness

Thanks to our 3D facial authentication technology and solutions, financial services, cybersecurity, identity & access management and healthcare providers, will soon propose simple, secure, universal and cost-effective authentication solutions to end-users. Unlike other biometric modalities, 3DAuth technology is hardware agnostic and runs on any consumer-grade mobile device using a 0.3 MP frontal camera. This turns to be a major game changer as OneVisage can potentially enable hundreds of millions of people on the five continents to access digital services in a truly secure way, regardless if they own low-entry or high end mobile devices.” said Christophe Remillet, CEO of OneVisage.

OneVisage enables financial services and Identity Management providers to verify the identity of customers and protect the digital identity of individuals.” said Polytech Ecosystem Ventures’ manager Guillaume Dubray. “As cybercrimes now represent more than $ 400 billion to businesses worldwide per year, it becomes urgent to stop identity frauds without sacrificing user-experience. OneVisage has developed a simple and strong 3D facial authentication technology and is positioned to become a key player in the digital identity market.”

« Future mobile phones equipped with 3D cams will enable reliable password-less authentication for mobile users. OneVisage is the perfect fit here, offering strong authentication, that is stronger than 2D face recognition and stronger than fingerprint. » said Maxim Lyadvinsky.

For general information inquiries, please send an email at info@onevisage.com

About OneVisage®

OneVisage® is a leading cyber-security company founded in 2013 headquartered in Lausanne, Switzerland, that enables financial services, Identity & Access Management providers and cyber-security integrators to reduce identity theft and transaction abandonments. Our 3DAuth™ solutions provide higher security and greater user’s experience than passwords, security tokens or other biometric modalities at a fraction of their prices by using cutting edge 3D facial authentication technology running on consumer-grade mobile devices. OneVisage® has been awarded Edison Awards 2016 – ICT Security gold medal, Red Herring 2015 Top 100 Europe and CTIA Startup Lab 2015 – Identity Management Winner. OneVisage® is a member of the FIDO alliance and European Association for Biometrics (EAB) associations.

 

About Polytech Ecosystem Ventures

Polytech Ecosystem Ventures is an early stage VC firm based in Switzerland and in Silicon Valley with a strong international focus. Our strategic location at EPFL in Lausanne grants us access to one of the most dynamic and recognized innovation centers in the world, while our permanent presence in Silicon Valley gives us access to an ecosystem entirely dedicated to start-ups. https://polytechecosystem.vc/

 

About SICPA

Founded in 1927 and headquartered in Lausanne, Switzerland, SICPA is a trusted global provider of security inks as well as secured identification, traceability and authentication solutions. With high-technology security inks at the core of its expertise, the company protects the majority of the world’s banknotes, security and value documents, as well as a wide range of consumer and industrial products. It offers solutions and services to governments and industry, ensuring product authentication, traceability and protection as well as tax reconciliation. www.sicpa.com

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OneVisage® Announcing First Passwordless Biometric Solution at SIBOS 2016

by admin on September 23, 2016

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3DAuth PaaS platform is first biometic authentication solution for mobile devices that is totally password-free for customers, co-workers and IT administrators


 LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND – September 23rd 2016 – OneVisage®, the award-winning and leading 3D facial authentication company that develops breakthrough digital identity solutions for financial services and Identity & Access Management (IAM) providers, announced today that 3DAuth™ digital identity verification platform now provides a complete passwordless experience to users and IT administrators. The solution will be unveiled at SIBOS 2016 exhibition on Monday 26th of September.

According to a PWC information security 2015 survey, current and former employees in financial services organizations still represent nearly two thirds (64%) of security incidents. As most of, not to say all, financial services companies rely on passwords or pin codes for handling their core application systems – even when biometric alternatives are in place – we realized how dangerous and inconsistent this situation is from a security angle.” said Christophe Remillet, CEO, OneVisage.

As everybody knows, password systems are now broken. We are proud to unveil at SIBOS 2016 what seems to be the first authentication solution that totally eliminates passwords and pin-codes. Upon discussing with bank security managers and IT administrators, we realized the difficulty and pain for them to manage tens even hundreds of passwords. But beside painful administrative tasks, “what you have” solutions such as passwords or security tokens create weak security points as well as non-repudiation issues that are very difficult to detect and overcome. Thanks to 3DAuth facial authentication platform, financial services can now protect themselves against internal threats while making important security cost savings.” said Christophe Remillet, CEO, OneVisage.

OneVisage® will exhibit the alpha release of 3DAuth PaaS™ platform at SIBOS 2016 – Stand G54 (Swiss FinTech corner) on Monday 26th of September.

To set up an appointment at the show, please send an email at info@onevisage.com, visit our web site or call us: +41 21 566 70 55

For information about SIBOS or the Swiss FinTech corner, please visit www.sibos.com or swissfintechcorner.ch

For general information inquiries, please send an email at info@onevisage.com

About OneVisage®

OneVisage® is a leading cyber-security company founded in 2013 with offices in Lausanne and Zurich, Switzerland, that enables financial services, Identity & Access Management providers and mobile operators to reduce identity theft and transaction abandonments. Our 3DAuth™ solutions provide higher security and greater user’s experience than passwords, security tokens or other biometric modalities at a fraction of their prices by using cutting edge 3D facial authentication technology running on consumer-grade mobile devices. OneVisage® has been awarded Red Herring 2015 Top 100 Europe, CTIA Startup Lab 2015 – Identity Management Winner and Edison Awards 2016 – Gold winner in category “ICT security”. OneVisage® is a member of the FIDO alliance and European Association for Biometrics (EAB) associations.

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OneVisage® Receives Gold at 2016 Edison Awards

by admin on April 22, 2016

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OneVisage® 3D facial authentication mobile solution was top honored in category “Consumer Electronics & Information Technology – Security”

NEW YORK, USA – April 22nd 2016 – OneVisage®, the worldwide leading 3D facial authentication company that develops digital identity solutions for financial services and Identity & Access Management (IAM) providers, today announced that SelfiLogin biometric solution was voted a Gold Winner by the prestigious Edison Awards, an international competition for honoring disruptive innovation.

Christophe Remillet, CEO of OneVisage, joined hundreds of senior executives from some of the world’s most recognized companies to acknowledge the hard work and commitment of all of the 2016 Edison Award winners.

Being recognized with an Edison Award has become one of the highest accolades a company can receive in the name of innovation and business. The awards are named after Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931) whose inventions, new product development methods and innovative achievements literally changed the world, garnered him 1,093 U.S. patents, and made him a household name around the world.

“OneVisage is in the forefront of cyber-security and is exceptionally deserving of an Edison Award for its innovation,” stated Justin Starbird, Director of Nominations for Edison Awards.

“We’re humbled and honored to be acknowledged for our innovative achievements as well as among world-class leaders that also accomplish remarkable feat of engineering in cyber-security” said Christophe Remillet, CEO of OneVisage.

The ballot of nominees for the Edison Awards™ was judged by a panel of more than 3,000 leading business executives including past award winners, academics and leaders in the fields of product development, design, engineering, science and medical.

One of the evening’s many highlights was the presentation of the prestigious Edison Achievement Award to John Chambers, Executive Chairman, Cisco Systems, lauded as one of Barron’s World’s Best CEO’s and Time’s “100 Most Influential People.”  The award honors innovation leaders and business executives who have made a significant and lasting contribution to innovation throughout their careers. The Edison Achievement Award serves as inspiration to future innovators and to the world at large.

About Edison Awards

The Edison Awards is a program conducted by Edison Universe, a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to fostering future innovators. The Awards have been recognizing and honoring the best in innovations and innovators since 1987. They honor game-changing innovations that are at the forefront of new product and service development, marketing and human-centered design, and are one of the highest accolades a company can receive in the name of successful innovation. For more information about the Edison Awards complete program and a list of past winners, visit www.edisonawards.com.

About OneVisage®

OneVisage® is a leading Swiss cyber-security company founded in 2013 that enables financial services and Identity & Access Management providers to reduce identity theft and transaction abandonments. Our 3DAuth™ solutions provide higher security and greater user’s experience than passwords, security tokens or other biometric modalities at a fraction of their prices by using cutting edge 3D facial authentication technology running on consumer-grade mobile devices. OneVisage® his endorsed by the Swiss Commission for Technology & Innovation and SPECo and has been awarded Red Herring 2015 Top 100 Europe and CTIA Startup Lab 2015 – Identity Management Winner. OneVisage® is a member of the FIDO alliance and European Association for Biometrics (EAB) associations.

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OneVisage® Will Unveil 3DAuth PaaS™, First 3D Facial Authentication Platform That Enables Transactions in 5 Seconds at MWC 2016

by admin on February 19, 2016

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3DAuth PaaS™ platform as a service is first 3D facial biometric solution running in client mode – FIDO UAF designed – that authenticates an individual in 5 seconds on consumer-grade smartphones


LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND – February 19th 2016 – OneVisage®, the award-winning and leading 3D facial authentication company that develops breakthrough digital identity solutions for financial services, Identity & Access Management (IAM) providers and mobile operators, announced today that the alpha release of its 3DAuth PaaS platform as a service will be unveiled at Mobile World Congress 2016. SelfiLogin mobile application alpha release is also part of the new 3DAuth PaaS proposed to financial services and IAM providers to enable easier, safer and more cost-effective digital banking services for mass-markets.

At the MWC 2016 show, demonstrations of the 3DAuth PaaS platform performing authentications in client mode (FIDO UAF ready certification planned in spring 2016) or server mode will be organized. 3DAuth PaaS is also first 3D facial biometric solution to implement a context-sensitive algorithm that adapts the accuracy of the biometric capture to the nature of the transaction (low, mid or high-value transaction).

We had many discussions with customers, prospects and partners last year and identified urgent needs to first deliver an off-the-shelf digital identity platform as a service and second, demonstrate that our technology was able to deliver fast performances. By preserving superior level of security and without sacrificing the end-user experience, of course. It was a big challenge. That’s why we are really excited to unveil 3DAuth PaaS alpha release, the first 3D facial authentication platform as a service at MWC 2016. 3DAuth PaaS can now perform 3D facial authentications in client mode (FIDO UAF design) or server mode. Depending on where the biometric model is securely stored, either in the mobile device or server, digital service providers will be offered the choice to decide which option best fits their use cases and business models.” said Ronny Guggenheim, Chief Commercial Officer, OneVisage.

For MWC 2016, we fixed the objective to perform local 3D facial authentication in 5 seconds. Compared to the 45 seconds it took last year to perform high-value transaction authentications in server mode, this is a huge performance step ! Especially if you think that the face model accuracy has been improved while capturing 30’000 points in 4 seconds instead of 8 last year. But we won’t stop here and we aim to perform low-value transaction authentication journey time, end to end, in less than 3 seconds this fall. This performance objective is very important to show off to service providers that 3D facial biometric modality is now ready to be massively adopted by digital consumers.” said Christophe Remillet, CEO, OneVisage.

OneVisage® will exhibit alpha releases of 3DAuth PaaS™ platform and SelfiLogin™ mobile client at Mobile World Congress 2016 – Hall 8.1 – Stand G58 (Swiss Pavilion) with the support of the Swiss Commission for Technology & Innovation, Switzerland Global Enterprise and Alp-ICT.

To set up an appointment at the show, please send an email at info@onevisage.com, visit our web site or call us: +41 21 566 70 55

For general information inquiries, please send an email at info@onevisage.com

 

About OneVisage®

OneVisage® is a leading cyber-security company founded in 2013 with offices in Lausanne and Zurich, Switzerland, that enables financial services, Identity & Access Management providers and mobile operators to reduce identity theft and transaction abandonments. Our 3DAuth™ solutions provide higher security and greater user’s experience than passwords, security tokens or other biometric modalities at a fraction of their prices by using cutting edge 3D facial authentication technology running on consumer-grade mobile devices. OneVisage® has been awarded Red Herring 2015 Top 100 Europe and CTIA Startup Lab 2015 – Identity Management Winner. OneVisage® is a member of the FIDO alliance and European Association for Biometrics (EAB) associations.

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OneVisage selected in the CTIA Startup Lab Finalists for 2015

by admin on August 11, 2015

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OneVisage selected in the CTIA Startup Lab Finalists for 2015


LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND – August 11th 2015 – OneVisage, the Swiss Fintech start-up developing a disruptive digital authentication platform for financial services and Identity Access & Management providers today announced its selection by the CTIA – The Wireless Association as 1 of 26 innovative companies to participate in the CTIA Startup Lab 2015 class.

OneVisage is 1 of 5 companies selected in the identity management category and will showcase SelfiPay – the only 3D facial authentication solution in the world running through standard smartphones – at Super Mobility 2015 in Las Vegas on September 9 and attend CTIA Investor Days in San Francisco on September 10-11. The company was selected for its disruptive business model and technology that help financial services and consumers to make mobile transactions in a safer and faster way than password or 2-step authentication systems.

We are really proud to be among the CTIA Startup Lab 2015 finalists and be the only Swiss company.” said Ronni Guggenheim, Chief Commercial Offcer, OneVisage. “Since March, we observed a clear acceleration in the market that 3D selfie authentication will become the main biometric modality of tomorrow, the smartphone being the new security token. We believe the CTIA Startup Lab class is a perfect opportunity to discuss with strategic investors, customers and partners to accelerate the adoption and industrialization of our disruptive authentication solution.” said Christophe Remillet, Chief Technology Offcer, OneVisage.

These companies are developing transformative mobile products and services to benefit the end-users. By connecting these young innovators with intellectual and financial resources, we will help them grow,” said Robert Mesirow, Vice President and Show Director, CTIA.

To read the CTIA press release, please visit: http://www.ctia.org/resource-library/press-releases/archive/ctia-announces-ctia-startup-lab-finalists-for-2015

For information inquiries or if you want ot contact us, please send an email at: info@onevisage.com

About OneVisage

OneVisage® is a Swiss Fintech and cyber-security company founded in 2013 and headquartered in Lausanne, Switzerland, that enables financial services and identity access & management (IAM) providers to integrate and differentiate with safer, simpler and more cost-effective authentication solutions by using disruptive 3D facial authentication technology through consumer smartphones.

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OneVisage® Awarded RedHerring 2015 Top 100 Europe

by admin on April 23, 2015

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SelfiLogin™ solution is first to run 3D facial authentication through standard smartphones, targeting fast growing Fintech market


LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND – April 23rd 2015 – OneVisage, the Swiss start-up developing a disruptive digital authentication platform for financial services, e-commerce and mobile operators, was awarded at the Red Herring 2015 Top 100 Europe final. The prestigious award was presented to OneVisage on 15th of April in an award ceremony held in Amsterdam.

The Top 100 Finalists for the 2015 edition of the Red Herring Europe award were shortlisted on the basis of their technological innovation, management strength, market size, investor record, customer acquisition, and financial health. Within these criteria, OneVisage was elected among the winners, showcasing one of the year’s most promising technology and disruptive business model.

We are really proud to be among the Red Herring 2015 Europe Top 100 winners and have been impressed to see how our SelfiLogin solution gained such traction and interest. Many questions were raised by jury members and attendees, illustrating how critical and urgent it is to find out a secure and simple authentication solution in our digital world. With the recent announcements made by Apple and Alibaba to provide facial authentication, it gives us a clear sign that our 3D selfie authentication solution is positioned as one of the best answers.” said Christophe Remillet, Chief Technology Officer of OneVisage .

Selecting startups that show the most potential for disruption and growth is never easy,” said Alex Vieux, publisher and CEO of Red Herring. “We looked at hundreds and hundreds of candidates from all across the continent, and after much thought and debate, narrowed the list down to the Top 100 Winners. Each year, the competition gets tougher but we believe OneVisage demonstrates the vision, drive and innovation that define a Red Herring Top 100.

For information concerning the Red Herring Awards, please visit:

http://www.redherring.com/events/red-herring-europe/2015-winners/

http://www.startupticker.ch/en/news/april-2015/red-herring-announces-european-winners

For general information inquiries, please send an email at:

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About OneVisage

OneVisage is a Swiss fintech and cyber-security company founded in 2013 and headquartered in Lausanne, Switzerland, that enables financial services, e-commerce and mobile operators to integrate and differentiate with safer, simpler and more cost-effective authentication solutions by using disruptive and unique 3D facial authentication technology through consumer smartphones.

 

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OneVisage Breaks Ground on Standard Smartphone Based 3D Facial Authentication at MWC 2015

by admin on February 23, 2015

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SelfiLogin™ solution is first to run 3D facial modelling through standard smartphones, accelerating authentication processes for consumers


LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND – February 23rd 2015 – OneVisage®, the Swiss start-up developing disruptive digital identity solutions for financial services, e-commerce and mobile operators, is leveraging the power and penetration of the consumer smartphone to significantly reduce identify theft in the global civilian population – and regain lost revenue streams for its customers. At the upcoming Mobile World Congress, OneVisage® will unveil its SelfiLogin™ service, the world’s first 3D facial authentication solution to operate on standard smartphones.

SelfiLogin™ shatters the complex and time-consuming two-step authentication processes that cause transaction cancellations – and lost revenue – for many businesses globally. Using SelfiLogin’s accelerated authentication platform, financial services and e-commerce businesses now have a simpler and safer way to authenticate their customers – and significantly, a mobile platform that proves particularly attractive to younger demographics.

The use of security tokens results in transaction abandonments exceeding 30 percent – a tremendous amount of lost revenue for any business,” said Christophe Remillet, Chief Technology Officer, OneVisage. “A sizeable amount of these abandonments represent security concerns emphasized by Generation Z, spanning the ages of 16 to 24. Studies prove that 75 percent of Generation Z is willing to use biometric security solutions like SelfiLogin instead of passwords or pins for authentication, making this a perfect technology to reserve momentum, and lost revenue streams, back toward the right direction.” said Christophe Remillet.

According to recent reports, identity theft costs for businesses have skyrocketed past the $200 million mark worldwide. SelfiLogin™ digital authentication solution combats these challenges by significantly helping financial services, e-commerce and mobile operators reduce identity theft issues, while improving consumer confidence and preserving operational costs.

We recognize the growing concern regarding identity theft issues and consumer data privacy. Today, there isn’t a single week in the news where a company hasn’t been victim of criminals grabbing thousands or millions of user credentials. Our patent pending and breakthrough technology on consumer smartphones or tablets is disruptive and unique, providing stronger security, better usability and data privacy.” said Christophe Remillet.

In addition to the general financial, operational and security benefits of SelfiLogin™, the world’s first 3D facial authentication solution for standard smartphones opens new business opportunities and use cases never before explored. For example, digital private bank customers can now pass orders by phone and validate transactions in tens of seconds instead of tens of minutes, with a fully automatic process.

OneVisage® will exhibit SelfiLogin™ solution at Mobile World Congress 2015 – Hall 8.1 – Stand G58 (Swiss Pavilion) with the support of the Swiss Commission for Technology & Innovation and Alp-ICT. To set up an appointment, please send an email at info@onevisage.com or call us: +41 21 566 70 55

A special “FinTech – Pitch & Beer Session” will be held on Monday, March 2 @ 5:00 pm. Come and attend our pitch at the Swiss Pavilion, Hall 8.1 – stand G58.

For general information inquiries, please send an email at info@onevisage.com

 

About OneVisage®

OneVisage® is a Swiss cyber-security company founded in 2013 and headquartered in Lausanne, Switzerland, that enables financial services, e-commerce and mobile operators to integrate and differentiate with safer, simpler and more cost-effective authentication solutions by using disruptive and unique 3D facial authentication technology through consumer smartphones.

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