Europe – The World is Watching: Weekly Dealbook for 7/8/2021

This week’s deals reflect the market appetite for digital transformation with fundraising activities and market consolidations, especially in Europe and the Middle East, spreading across identity proofing, authentication, biometrics, and fraud prevention.    Notably, AnyVision raised $235 million in venture funding to accelerate its product innovation in edge computing and Access Point AI for optimized […]

Smaller Entities Raising Funds: Weekly Dealbook for 7/1/2021

Investors in this week’s DealBook reflect smaller entities being acquired and raising capital. Most notably, Illumio raised $225 million of Series F to fund the expansion of their operations, emphasizing the growing demand of cybersecurity companies with increased data privacy and regulatory compliance concerns caused by significant data breaches resulting in high fines for companies.  […]

Acquisitions and Public Filings: Weekly Dealbook for 6/24/2021

Investors in this week’s Dealbook are showing a rise in platform acquisitions, fundraising, and  public filings. Most notably, Transmit Security raised $543 million through a Series A in an effort to expand authentication features and accelerate its mission to provide passwordless authentication. Transmit Security emphasizes the need for companies to meet the rising expectation of […]

Platform and Product Expansion: Weekly Dealbook for 6/10/2021

Investors in this week’s DealBook are fundraising for platform and product expansion. Most notably, Trulioo raised $394 million of Series D to increase its chunk of a sizable global identity verification market. Additionally, Socure raised an undisclosed amount of strategic investment to support the company’s rapid expansion across many consumer-facing verticals, including online gaming, healthcare, […]

Acquisition of Behavioral Biometric Players: Weekly Dealbook for 6/03/2021

Investors in this week’s dealbook reflect an interest in expanding authentication services by acquiring multiple behavioral biometrics players. Most notably, Prove acquired UnifyID for an undisclosed amount. Prove will be incorporating UnifyID’s enhanced push authentication technology and mobile behavioral biometrics, capable of recognizing a users unique gait and motion signature, to a multi-factor authentication platform. […]

Financial industry fraud platforms gaining traction: Weekly Dealbook for 5/20/2021

Investments in this week’s deals show rapid market growth in financial industry fraud platforms. Stripe acquired Bouncer for an undisclosed amount as the company continues to expand its business solutions. The acquisition will broaden Stripe’s capabilities to automatically run card authentications and detect fraud in card-based online transactions.  Amount raised  $99 million in Series D […]

Gaining Momentum: Weekly Dealbook for 5/6/2021

Investors in this week’s deals reflect rapid growth in the digital identity market, causing companies to reach high valuations and raise new rounds to expand their organizations. Most notably, Acuant acquired Hello Soda for an undisclosed amount in an effort to increase their product stack. This illustrates a trend wherein companies are looking for inorganic […]

Remote Learning Fraud Prevention: Friday Dealbook for 4/30/2021

This week’s deals have their attention on the education sector’s rising cybersecurity threats and secure, remote proctor service needs. Most notably, Sift raised $50 million of Series E venture funding to scale and expand a portfolio of products designed to help fight fraud while reducing friction for legitimate customers. Honorlock raised $25 million of Series […]

Spotlight on Identity Verification: Friday Dealbook for 4/23/2021

This week’s deals reflect a market desire to fund solutions that better secure identity verification processes. Most notably, Signifyd raised $205 million through a combination of debt and Series E venture funding. The goal: global expansion of the company’s Commerce Protection Platform and identity graph across digital shopping and payments. In related news, Hypr raised […]

Not-So-Risky Business: Friday Dealbook for 4/16/2021

OWI has been tracking rising investor interest in funding platforms that are increasing their offerings for identity and document verification, fighting for market share through low margins, and for security and risk management, as data breaches continue to grow in sophistication and frequency. Most notably, this week, Veriff raised $69 million of development capital to […]

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