Onfido Charges Forward with $25mm Series B
Originally founded by Kairos fellows in the UK, the company has focused on steady international growth across the US, Europe, LatAm, and Asia.
Onfido already serves 1,000+ customers who have collectively run 10 million background checks. As more of the workforce shifts to an on-demand contractor model, Onfido offers companies a trusted way to quickly verify identity.
Kairos Berkeley Co-Founder Raises $6mm Fund
Digital Genius Raises $4.1mm to Bring Artificial Intelligence to Customer Service
Investors in this round include Salesforce Ventures and Bloomberg Beta, joining previous investors Lerer-Hippeau Ventures, Lowercase Capital, Metamorphic Ventures and RRE.
Co-founder and President Mikhail Naumov also presented this April at Ernst & Young's Innovation Realized, an invite-only retreat for Fortune 500 executives to discuss emerging trends and technologies. As part of Kairos’ partnership with EY, Digital Genius was offered 1 of 20 spots for breakout startups.
Kairos Society Co-Founders’ Company Acquired
Contact management platform Humin announced its acquisition by Tinder, the dating app owned by IAC’s the Match Group. Humin was launched in 2012 by several members of Kairos’ first leadership team, including Chairman Ankur Jain and co-founders David Wyler, Jake Medwell, Jonathan Shriftman, and Daniel Pourbaba.
Tinder acquired Humin’s IP, technology, and team, with plans of expanding its international product offering and expanding outside of dating. With their first startup journey under their belt, we’re excited to see what our alumni do next!