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Yoti is the global digital identity platform that is changing the way we prove our identity. Founded in 2014, we introduced the free consumer app that puts your ID on your phone. The Yoti app empowers citizens with a reusable digital ID, giving them a safe way to share personal details and third-party credentials with businesses and individuals.

Today, we have over eight million app downloads around the world. Yoti’s global digital identity platform has expanded to offer a suite of business solutions including identity verification, age estimation, e-signing and AI anti-spoofing technologies. 

All personal information is secured with 256-bit encryption and our security systems have been certified to meet SOC2 standards. 

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29/05/20: Digital identities and age estimation from Yoti approved by German regulator for age-restricted access and youth protection

In a world first, German regulators approve Yoti’s age assurance solutions for age-restricted access and protection of young people online.

25/05/20: No fuss teen-friendly tech for child trust fund holders

Friendly society OneFamily is to use Yoti’s teen-friendly tech to make life easier for its 1.6 million child trust fund account holders as their accounts mature from September this year.

15/05/20: Breakthrough on-site COVID-19 testing results system in under 30 minutes

Biotech company GeneMe and Yoti have joined forces to deliver a breakthrough COVID-19 testing system that delivers the result directly to a citizen’s phone within 30 minutes of being tested. The antigen mouth swab test can be completed on-premises with no laboratory involvement.

14/05/20: Indian cryptocurrency exchange Shiftal leverages Yoti digital identities for secure KYC registration

Indian cryptocurrency exchange Shiftal has partnered with Yoti to deliver a seamless eKYC onboarding experience to its platform users.

05/05/20: Yoti develops global Code of Practice and privacy focussed approach to sharing personal health data, including Covid-19 test result credentials

Yoti releases a global Code of Practice to ensure the safe exchange of heath credentials with digital identities and advanced anti-spoofing technology.

16/04/20: Leading UK technology companies join forces to deliver a groundbreaking real-time digital identity and eKYC risk assessment solution for the banking industry

Yoti has joined forces with Synectics Solutions to deliver a groundbreaking eKYC and risk assessment onboarding solution for the financial services sector.

09/04/20: NHS England and NHS Improvement digital ID card from Yoti deployed to help Covid-19 staffing pressures and improve safeguarding

Yoti has equipped NHS England and NHS Improvement with staff digital ID cards that are remotely issued directly to an employee’s phone.  The cards are designed to support the rapid and agile deployment of key workers into health services during the COVID-19 crisis and beyond.

20/03/20: Yoti makes digital identity verification solutions free to any public health organisation, emergency service and community initiative during Covid-19 outbreak

Yoti is offering its digital identity solutions free for three months to any public health organisation, emergency service and community initiative tackling the COVID-19 crisis.

04/03/20: Gamesys Group PLC speeds up KYC with digital verification technology from Yoti

Global online gaming operator Gamesys Group PLC will leverage Yoti’s advanced identity verification technology to enhance the customer onboarding experience and KYC process and tackle fraud.

06/02/20: Tackling ticket touts with digital identities: native and Yoti present the 'Untoutable Tour featuring Sigma'

Yoti has partnered with student experience platform native to deliver an innovative ticketing system tied to digital identities that makes events untoutable. This will be showcased through ‘the Untoutable Tour featuring Sigma’ with six UK events in November and December 2019.

21/11/19: Leading technology providers join forces to fight financial crime with advanced digital verification technology

Yoti has partnered with Synectics Solutions to enhance the customer onboarding for its financial services clients. The partnership will help tackle identity fraud and prevent bad actors from accessing and using financial services to commit serious crimes.

09/09/19: DateID to build trust and transparency online with dating verification platform that utilises Yoti’s secure digital identities

Yoti and DateID are working together to create a safer community for online daters with verified digital identities.

02/08/19: Digital identity platform Yoti raises £8m equity investment at an £82m valuation

Yoti, the digital identity company headquartered in London, has raised £8m of new equity investment from existing private investors, employees and Robin Tombs, Yoti’s Co-Founder and Chief Executive.

24/07/19: The Meet Group teams with digital identity company Yoti to help create safer communities online

The Meet Group and Yoti today announce plans to trial Yoti’s innovative age verification and age estimation technologies to make interactive live streaming events safer.

07/19/19: Galaxkey delivers advanced email encryption with Yoti digital identities

Yoti and Galaxkey combine a best-in-class email encryption with digital identities to deliver an advanced email encryption that protects against phishing and fraud.

05/07/19: Tackling under age sales with innovation on the high street: local businesses in Jersey leading the way with digital identity app Yoti

Local businesses in Jersey, including The Channel Islands Co-operative Society and Alliance Supermarket are fighting underage sales and the rise of fake IDs by using Yoti’s digital identity app to verify the age of customers for age-restricted goods and services.

18/04/19: The fast, free and anonymous age verification solution to the Digital Economy Act – Yoti launches ProveMyAge to protect children from accessing adult content

Today, digital identity company Yoti reveal ProveMyAge, a new age verification solution for the adult sector. ProveMyAge is a secure and private solution that does not require individuals to share sensitive personal information, ID documents, credit card details or mobile phone numbers.

17/04/19: Yoti trials blockchain in property transactions with HM Land Registry

As part of HM Land Registry’s Digital Street research and development project, digital identity company Yoti has worked with the organisation and other partners on a blockchain prototype to show how buying and selling a house can be made simpler and quicker by demonstrating a digital transfer of ownership.

22/03/19: Digital identity app Yoti announces partnership with biometric software company FaceTec

Today, Yoti, the digital identity app with over 3.7 million downloads across the UK, US and India, announces a new partnership with FaceTec, the world leader in biometric face solutions. Yoti has introduced FaceTec’s ZoOm 3D Authentication with TrueLiveness™ to its products for increased security.

11/03/19: Scottish citizens can now use digital identity app Yoti to securely access their Improvement Service myaccount

Scottish citizens can now use digital identity app Yoti to securely prove their identity and verify their Improvement Service myaccount. Through myaccount, citizens can access a range of online public services such as paying council tax, requesting a parking permit or paying for school meals.

New Partnership will see Edinburgh Charity use Yoti Digital ID Cards

Volunteer Edinburgh is set to use a digital identity platform to remotely issue volunteers with digital ID cards. The Edinburgh charity is working with Yoti on the project to safeguard recipients of the charity’s support and comes as part of Yoti’s pledge to assist organisations tackling the Covid-19 pandemic.

Yoti helps online daters verify potential matches by simplifying the sharing of authenticated digital identification

As more singles gravitate toward online dating sites and mobile dating apps, the process of proving their identity — or someone else’s — becomes more challenging. People around the world still rely on physical documents, including driver’s licenses and passports, to prove who they are, but Yoti allows them to authenticate their identity through digital IDs on their phones. 

How Yoti put global 'digital identity' issues at the heart of its social purpose

Digital identity brand Yoti was highly commended in the Best in Brand Purpose category at The Drum Social Purpose Awards 2019 for its ‘Digital Identity for All’ campaign. Here, the brand reveals the challenges faced and the strategies used to deliver this successful project.

Digital identity startup Yoti raises additional £8M at a valuation of £82M

Yoti, the London startup offering a digital identity platform and app that lets you prove who you say you are when accessing services or making age-verified purchases, has raised £8 million in additional funding.

Heathrow airport will trial biometric technology for passengers

Heathrow Airport is working with digital identity app Yoti on a trial that enables passengers to travel using their smartphone and biometrics, instead of traditional travel documents – with the aim of streamlining the passenger experience.

Teen social media app uses facial recognition to check users' ages

French company Yubo, dubbed “Tinder for teens”, which says it has 20m users worldwide, has introduced software to analyse people’s faces and estimate how old they are.

Jägermeister partners with Yoti to sell online via debit card

The liqueur brand had previously shied away from allowing debit card sales online because of the difficulty in verifying shoppers’ ages.

Facial Recognition Will Approve Alcohol And Cigarettes In Supermarkets

Supermarkets around the UK are to start using facial recognition as a means of verifying someone’s age at self-service checkouts. NCR, the company that makes self-service checkouts has partnered with biometric security firm Yoti which specialises in facial recognition and age verification.

Big Ideas, “Replace Paper ID Cards With Digital ID Cards” with Yoti CEO Robin Tombs

As a part of my series about “Big Ideas That Might Change The World In The Next Few Years” I had the pleasure of interviewing Robin Tombs, a serial tech entrepreneur and investor. 

19/06/20: Yoti wins the Business Transformation award in the 2020 DigitalAgenda Impact Awards

We’re delighted to win the Business Transformation Award in the Digital Agenda Impact Awards for being “a genuinely transformative innovation that could affect all of our lives for the better” (their words not ours).

27/11/19: Yoti joins the world’s most innovative companies in the REGTECH100 2020

Yoti has been selected as one of the world’s top 100 companies that are shaping the future of the compliance, risk management and cybersecurity in 2020. The REGTECH100 is an annual list that recognises the world’s most innovative technology solution providers who are addressing the challenges of delivering regulatory requirements within financial services.

Yoti wins the Merit Award for Digital Innovation at the 2019 Global ICT Excellence Awards

Held by the World Information Technology and Services Alliance (WITSA), these global awards honour organisations that have demonstrated exceptional achievement using ICT to benefit societies, governments, individuals, organisations and the private sector.

21/10/16: Yoti named as Digital Innovator 2016

Yoti has been named as one of the South East’s most visionary digital companies in the inaugural ‘Digital Innovators Power List’ launched today by international law firm Bird & Bird LLP and London-based news brand, City A.M.

30/06/16: Yoti wins Start up of the Year at the Cyber Security Awards

The 2016 Cyber Security Awards rewards the best individuals, teams and companies within the cyber security industry. Excellence and innovation are core themes, throughout all categories.

27/04/16: Yoti wins Next Generation Ecosystem at the CMA Awards

The 2016 Contactless & Mobile Awards honour achievements across a wide range of sectors and countries throughout Europe and further afield.

Press releases

29/05/20: Digital identities and age estimation from Yoti approved by German regulator for age-restricted access and youth protection

In a world first, German regulators approve Yoti’s age assurance solutions for age-restricted access and protection of young people online.

25/05/20: No fuss teen-friendly tech for child trust fund holders

Friendly society OneFamily is to use Yoti’s teen-friendly tech to make life easier for its 1.6 million child trust fund account holders as their accounts mature from September this year.

15/05/20: Breakthrough on-site COVID-19 testing results system in under 30 minutes

Biotech company GeneMe and Yoti have joined forces to deliver a breakthrough COVID-19 testing system that delivers the result directly to a citizen’s phone within 30 minutes of being tested. The antigen mouth swab test can be completed on-premises with no laboratory involvement.

14/05/20: Indian cryptocurrency exchange Shiftal leverages Yoti digital identities for secure KYC registration

Indian cryptocurrency exchange Shiftal has partnered with Yoti to deliver a seamless eKYC onboarding experience to its platform users.

05/05/20: Yoti develops global Code of Practice and privacy focussed approach to sharing personal health data, including Covid-19 test result credentials

Yoti releases a global Code of Practice to ensure the safe exchange of heath credentials with digital identities and advanced anti-spoofing technology.

16/04/20: Leading UK technology companies join forces to deliver a groundbreaking real-time digital identity and eKYC risk assessment solution for the banking industry

Yoti has joined forces with Synectics Solutions to deliver a groundbreaking eKYC and risk assessment onboarding solution for the financial services sector.

09/04/20: NHS England and NHS Improvement digital ID card from Yoti deployed to help Covid-19 staffing pressures and improve safeguarding

Yoti has equipped NHS England and NHS Improvement with staff digital ID cards that are remotely issued directly to an employee’s phone.  The cards are designed to support the rapid and agile deployment of key workers into health services during the COVID-19 crisis and beyond.

20/03/20: Yoti makes digital identity verification solutions free to any public health organisation, emergency service and community initiative during Covid-19 outbreak

Yoti is offering its digital identity solutions free for three months to any public health organisation, emergency service and community initiative tackling the COVID-19 crisis.

04/03/20: Gamesys Group PLC speeds up KYC with digital verification technology from Yoti

Global online gaming operator Gamesys Group PLC will leverage Yoti’s advanced identity verification technology to enhance the customer onboarding experience and KYC process and tackle fraud.

06/02/20: Tackling ticket touts with digital identities: native and Yoti present the 'Untoutable Tour featuring Sigma'

Yoti has partnered with student experience platform native to deliver an innovative ticketing system tied to digital identities that makes events untoutable. This will be showcased through ‘the Untoutable Tour featuring Sigma’ with six UK events in November and December 2019.

21/11/19: Leading technology providers join forces to fight financial crime with advanced digital verification technology

Yoti has partnered with Synectics Solutions to enhance the customer onboarding for its financial services clients. The partnership will help tackle identity fraud and prevent bad actors from accessing and using financial services to commit serious crimes.

09/09/19: DateID to build trust and transparency online with dating verification platform that utilises Yoti’s secure digital identities

Yoti and DateID are working together to create a safer community for online daters with verified digital identities.

02/08/19: Digital identity platform Yoti raises £8m equity investment at an £82m valuation

Yoti, the digital identity company headquartered in London, has raised £8m of new equity investment from existing private investors, employees and Robin Tombs, Yoti’s Co-Founder and Chief Executive.

24/07/19: The Meet Group teams with digital identity company Yoti to help create safer communities online

The Meet Group and Yoti today announce plans to trial Yoti’s innovative age verification and age estimation technologies to make interactive live streaming events safer.

07/19/19: Galaxkey delivers advanced email encryption with Yoti digital identities

Yoti and Galaxkey combine a best-in-class email encryption with digital identities to deliver an advanced email encryption that protects against phishing and fraud.

05/07/19: Tackling under age sales with innovation on the high street: local businesses in Jersey leading the way with digital identity app Yoti

Local businesses in Jersey, including The Channel Islands Co-operative Society and Alliance Supermarket are fighting underage sales and the rise of fake IDs by using Yoti’s digital identity app to verify the age of customers for age-restricted goods and services.

18/04/19: The fast, free and anonymous age verification solution to the Digital Economy Act – Yoti launches ProveMyAge to protect children from accessing adult content

Today, digital identity company Yoti reveal ProveMyAge, a new age verification solution for the adult sector. ProveMyAge is a secure and private solution that does not require individuals to share sensitive personal information, ID documents, credit card details or mobile phone numbers.

17/04/19: Yoti trials blockchain in property transactions with HM Land Registry

As part of HM Land Registry’s Digital Street research and development project, digital identity company Yoti has worked with the organisation and other partners on a blockchain prototype to show how buying and selling a house can be made simpler and quicker by demonstrating a digital transfer of ownership.

22/03/19: Digital identity app Yoti announces partnership with biometric software company FaceTec

Today, Yoti, the digital identity app with over 3.7 million downloads across the UK, US and India, announces a new partnership with FaceTec, the world leader in biometric face solutions. Yoti has introduced FaceTec’s ZoOm 3D Authentication with TrueLiveness™ to its products for increased security.

11/03/19: Scottish citizens can now use digital identity app Yoti to securely access their Improvement Service myaccount

Scottish citizens can now use digital identity app Yoti to securely prove their identity and verify their Improvement Service myaccount. Through myaccount, citizens can access a range of online public services such as paying council tax, requesting a parking permit or paying for school meals.

Media coverage

New Partnership will see Edinburgh Charity use Yoti Digital ID Cards

Volunteer Edinburgh is set to use a digital identity platform to remotely issue volunteers with digital ID cards. The Edinburgh charity is working with Yoti on the project to safeguard recipients of the charity’s support and comes as part of Yoti’s pledge to assist organisations tackling the Covid-19 pandemic.

Yoti helps online daters verify potential matches by simplifying the sharing of authenticated digital identification

As more singles gravitate toward online dating sites and mobile dating apps, the process of proving their identity — or someone else’s — becomes more challenging. People around the world still rely on physical documents, including driver’s licenses and passports, to prove who they are, but Yoti allows them to authenticate their identity through digital IDs on their phones. 

How Yoti put global 'digital identity' issues at the heart of its social purpose

Digital identity brand Yoti was highly commended in the Best in Brand Purpose category at The Drum Social Purpose Awards 2019 for its ‘Digital Identity for All’ campaign. Here, the brand reveals the challenges faced and the strategies used to deliver this successful project.

Digital identity startup Yoti raises additional £8M at a valuation of £82M

Yoti, the London startup offering a digital identity platform and app that lets you prove who you say you are when accessing services or making age-verified purchases, has raised £8 million in additional funding.

Heathrow airport will trial biometric technology for passengers

Heathrow Airport is working with digital identity app Yoti on a trial that enables passengers to travel using their smartphone and biometrics, instead of traditional travel documents – with the aim of streamlining the passenger experience.

Teen social media app uses facial recognition to check users' ages

French company Yubo, dubbed “Tinder for teens”, which says it has 20m users worldwide, has introduced software to analyse people’s faces and estimate how old they are.

Jägermeister partners with Yoti to sell online via debit card

The liqueur brand had previously shied away from allowing debit card sales online because of the difficulty in verifying shoppers’ ages.

Facial Recognition Will Approve Alcohol And Cigarettes In Supermarkets

Supermarkets around the UK are to start using facial recognition as a means of verifying someone’s age at self-service checkouts. NCR, the company that makes self-service checkouts has partnered with biometric security firm Yoti which specialises in facial recognition and age verification.

Big Ideas, “Replace Paper ID Cards With Digital ID Cards” with Yoti CEO Robin Tombs

As a part of my series about “Big Ideas That Might Change The World In The Next Few Years” I had the pleasure of interviewing Robin Tombs, a serial tech entrepreneur and investor. 
Awards

19/06/20: Yoti wins the Business Transformation award in the 2020 DigitalAgenda Impact Awards

We’re delighted to win the Business Transformation Award in the Digital Agenda Impact Awards for being “a genuinely transformative innovation that could affect all of our lives for the better” (their words not ours).

27/11/19: Yoti joins the world’s most innovative companies in the REGTECH100 2020

Yoti has been selected as one of the world’s top 100 companies that are shaping the future of the compliance, risk management and cybersecurity in 2020. The REGTECH100 is an annual list that recognises the world’s most innovative technology solution providers who are addressing the challenges of delivering regulatory requirements within financial services.

Yoti wins the Merit Award for Digital Innovation at the 2019 Global ICT Excellence Awards

Held by the World Information Technology and Services Alliance (WITSA), these global awards honour organisations that have demonstrated exceptional achievement using ICT to benefit societies, governments, individuals, organisations and the private sector.

21/10/16: Yoti named as Digital Innovator 2016

Yoti has been named as one of the South East’s most visionary digital companies in the inaugural ‘Digital Innovators Power List’ launched today by international law firm Bird & Bird LLP and London-based news brand, City A.M.

30/06/16: Yoti wins Start up of the Year at the Cyber Security Awards

The 2016 Cyber Security Awards rewards the best individuals, teams and companies within the cyber security industry. Excellence and innovation are core themes, throughout all categories.

27/04/16: Yoti wins Next Generation Ecosystem at the CMA Awards

The 2016 Contactless & Mobile Awards honour achievements across a wide range of sectors and countries throughout Europe and further afield.