Zwipe tops up with $14M to bring biometric payment cards to market this year

January 28, 2019

Biometric payment card startup Zwipe has swiped $14M to add to an earlier Series B round as it continues to work towards commercializing technology that embeds a fingerprint reader in payment plastic for an added layer of security. “We are not commercially rolled out yet, we expect that to happen in the second half of this year, starting first in Europe and potentially in the Middle East,” a spokesman told us,…


Fido Alliance adds a biometrics certification program to help fight spoofing

September 8, 2018

In a move aimed at upping standards across biometric user verification systems, the industry consortium, Fido Alliance, has launched a certification program for biometrics systems. “The goal of the Biometric Certification Component Program is to provide a framework for the certification of biometric subsystems that can in turn be integrated into FIDO Certified authenticators,” it writes on its website. While biometric verification systems such as fingerprint readers have been pretty widely adopted in…


B-Securs heartbeat biometric ID tech bags $4.5M

July 26, 2017

Northern Ireland based B-Secur has closed a3.5m (~$4.5M) late stage seed investment for its biometric authentication technology that utilizes an individuals unique heartbeat pattern, known as an electrocardiogram (ECG), to in its words quickly and securely authenticate identity. The investment is coming from a syndicate of UK and Ireland-based investors,including Accelerated Digital Ventures and Kernel Capital.Fund manager Woodford Investment Management, and British Business Bank are also part of the investor…