Veriff is the new worldwide standard for building up trust on the internet. Whether it’s someone you’re offering your home on Airbnb, the driver you’re hailing on Uber or whom you’re buying from on Amazon, simply by using their ID and a camera we’ll verify the identity of those people in seconds.
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Kaarel KotkasFounder & CEO
Janer GorohhovFounder & COO
+22 amazing peopleMaking magic
Now a bit more in their own words.
Janer, the COO is sheding some more light into what Veriff is and how it works.
What is the problem you are solving?
How do we ascertain the identity of somebody? For example, when signing a contract? Or making sure somebody has the legal age to transact? You will probably rely on some form of government issued credentials – an identity card, a passport, a driver’s licence or something similar from an trustworthy institution.
That makes perfect sense until you would like to use the approach online – things get complicated and this is where Veriff comes handy.
Veriff is building up trust on the internet by allowing any website or mobile application to verify the identity of a person using their government-issued ID. So instead of having to visit a bank to open an account, Veriff lets you do so from your own home, or even on the go.
Describe your solution
Veriff is like a plug-in which online businesses can add to their website or mobile application. If needed Veriff activates the camera and asks the person to show their identity document and do a portrait photo. In the background Veriff analyses the authenticity of the document and if the person is the owner of the document. We take multiple photos, analyse security holograms, facial biometrics and hundreds of other parameters to guarantee the identity and trustworthiness.
Describe your target market?
We started to solve the problem for the financial sector but we saw that identity offers impact to other verticals as well. Whether it’s building up trust in the community to know who are you offering your home on AirBnB, reducing fraud risk while using a marketplace like Amazon or fighting the money laundering in the financial sector. We see that eventually most of the businesses are headed online and some day having an online identity is part of our everyday life.
Why are you different from the competitors?
Veriff is a Software as a Service platform which provides all the companies online the tools to securely verify identity. Compared to our competitors we have taken a more data-driven approach which offers security and quality. In the long run this allow us to be more accurate with our decisions and increases customer satisfaction.
“In SaaS, you don’t win by getting there first or having the best idea. You win by continually solving the problem better. When you build a feature that’s extremely popular or successful, the competition will steal it.” Hiten Shah
How your business is doing?
In 2.5 years Veriff has helped 40+ companies from banking, fintech, e-commerce, sharing economy and crypto to improve their services. 2018 we opened our branch in Silicon Valley as we got accepted to the world’s most prestigious accelerator - Y Combinator. During the program we managed to show 30% growth, traction and that there is a definite need for a trustworthy identity verification solution by partnering with holy grail companies that most of the start-up’s dream of having in their portfolio.
What are the goals for the near future?
We have successfully identified that the market needs a product like Veriff. There’s a lot that needs to be done in order to offer a solution which is transparent. We can measure our success by how little time people spend using us. In US alone there are 250 million residents who need identity verification on top 10 online services each year. Our core focus this year is to help those companies offering online services to reduce the overhead needed to build up trust in their community.
What are you looking in your candidates?
One wrong verification decision can have much impact. The decision boils down to the people making it happen - the right decision starts from choosing the person you work with. We aren’t focusing on the quantity of the people, rather the quality. We have already seen that it’s possible to be a Silicon Valley rock-star with a team of 20. Now it’s time to take on the next steps and become the international standard of identity verification. In order to accomplish this we are looking for people who have desire to build something of which they can take full ownership and be proud of.
What do you offer to people who are joining?
We have always and will always look over our staff, providing everybody the perks to make their while to stay with Veriff. You’re exposed to amazing people, great problem solvers and the culture which allows you to develop your career. It goes without saying that everything we offer is in the name of helping you to keep your focus on solving the core problems - motivational salary, additional holidays, team events, compensation of sport expenses and stock options. What’s best is that you can participate in building up the work environment that we all would love to work in.
Why I should join Veriff?
Chance to work in a multicultural and innovative company. We have offices in SF and Tallinn to serve clients around the world. We are backed by people who have built up Skype, Transferwise, Pipedrive, Google or invested in Instacart, Stripe, AirBnB, Slack, Dropbox, Snapchat and many other well-known companies.
Engineers want to know, what is in your stack?
We are an AI-driven company using Node.JS, Ruby on Rails, PostgreSQL, Keras, Python.
Can you describe your recruitment process?
We invest most of the time in our recruitment process to understand how the candidate thinks and acts. We have seen that recruitment is a two-way street where the decision needs to be mutual. Therefore we always take the time to make the person understand Veriff, our vision and culture and only then we can measure how does the person independently solve everyday challenges. We always prefer people who can already from the first meeting represent their vision and ideas towards the position.
Where can I learn more about Veriff?
We would love the opportunity to tell you more about us. If you have even a slightest feeling that Veriff sounds something you would like to hear more - contact us via email@example.com
Interested in being a part of Veriff?
We are currently looking for 22 new people to join us on these positions
Senior Software Engineer
[Engineering / Tallinn]
[Other / Tallinn]
Computer Vision Engineer
[Engineering / Tallinn]
[Business Development / Tallinn]