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OCR Labs Raises €12.5M Series A to Launch its Digital ID Verification Solution in the UK

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OCR Labs_LtoR_Ronnie Kessler, COO, Matthew Adams, CTO & Co-Founder, and Daniel Aiello, CPO & Co-Founder

Digital ID verification startup OCR Labs secures major investment to support further technology innovation and expand its operations in UK and Turkish markets

OCR Labs Logo Dark RGBFab news from OCR Labs with the announcement of a €12.5M Series A round led by Turkish investors the Oyak Group, to expand its services and team to the UK and Turkish markets. The Australian founded company is viewed as a world leader in the digital ID verification space, solving major challenges including identity fraud and regulatory compliance, using its proprietary technology.

OCR Labs Founders Daniel Aiello and Matthew Adams wanted to create a product that streamlined customer onboarding whilst protecting organisations against the increasing risk of fraud and identity theft. They wanted to build a fully automated process, removing the need for people in the process, to speed up verification and help conversion.

ocr imageThe company launched in Australia and New Zealand in 2018 and has been adopted by organisations both in highly-regulated industries such as banking, finance, insurance and government, as well as commercial entities including telco, ecommerce and real estate. The company has experienced triple digit growth in Australia since launch.

Daniel Aiello, Co-Founder and CPO of OCR Labs, commented, “The need for digital verification is growing exponentially. This past year we’ve seen more demand from new sectors as they try to navigate the pandemic and an inability to operate in-person. No-one wants to spend hours trying to prove who they are, whether it’s for a job or for a bank account, and we also want to know we’re protected against identity theft and fraud. OCR Labs is built to be secure, frictionless and fast, and capable of recognising ID documents the world over. We’re incredibly excited to expand our team in the UK and Turkey, collaborating with our new investors, to help more enterprises solve the problem of identity verification using our solution.”

The Series A investment from Oyak Group will be used to invest in technology innovation in order to scale OCR Labs into the UK and Turkish markets and grow its team in both London and Istanbul. The company already has a growing team in the UK where they have established their International HQ, and plans to double their presence this year.  

Exciting times ahead for this innovative startup!


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Published on: 16th June 2021

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