LONDON & SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–tru.ID (https://tru.id), the pioneering passwordless authentication platform leveraging SIM card cryptography, is today announcing that Sorenson Ventures joined its seed funding round, alongside Episode 1, MMC Ventures and NHN Ventures, bringing the company’s total seed stage funding to USD 9m. Sorenson provides strong US-based connections which will be valuable as the company prepares to roll out its services into the USA market.
tru.ID exists to help companies solve the $1trillion threat of cybercrime attacks on customers and employees. In today’s post-COVID hybrid world, legacy authentication methods, using passwords and PIN codes sent by email or SMS, are no longer fit for purpose – they are vulnerable to criminal attacks such as phishing and provide a poor user experience. Businesses have been trying to replace passwords for years, but have failed to find a secure and scalable solution. Now, the answer is here, combining the ubiquity of the mobile phone with the cryptographic security of the SIM card.
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