Managing Director, Chief Executive Officer
Managing Director, Chief Technical Officer & Co-Founder
Managing Director, Chief Financial Officer
Vice President People
Chief Commercial Officer
Chief Operations Officer
Dennis von Ferenczy
Co-Founder & Chief Growth Officer
Chief Product Officer
Chief Client Officer
Our brand story
Back when less than 20% of the European population used mobile banking, when Apple had just launched its first iPhone with LTE, and years before rentable e-scooters became popular, we were thinking about how digital identities could simplify our lives…
Our corporate history
The founding years
In the early 2010s, when the idea for a digital verification solution was first contemplated, there was no regulatory groundwork in existence. Since then, we have grown from a group of ambitious pioneers into a leading identity verification provider and are trusted by the top companies across a plethora of industries worldwide.
- Start of the development of video identification for the German market (2012)
- 1st 100% automated document control solution in SAAS mode (2012, former Ariadnext)
- Launch of IDCheck.io in France (2013, former Ariadnext)
- TÜV certification of “identity Kurier” (2013, Identity TM)
- Official founding of IDnow GmbH in Germany (2014)
- Launch of IDnow VideoIdent (2014)
Outgrowing the startup years
Over the next few years, increased demand for digital verification saw our business expand into new markets and industries. With the AI-based product, AutoIdent, an easy and fast solution for customers, we were able to scale in line with growing demand.
- IDnow eSign is approved (2016)
- Mobile Connect and Me on France Connect (2017, former Ariadnext)
- Opening in Spain (2017, former Ariadnext)
- Launch of AI-powered IDnow AutoIdent (2018)
- Opening in Romania (2018, former Ariadnext)
- Opening in London (2019)
The extraordinary 20’s
In an ever-changing world, where people everywhere need reliable, secure, and easy identity verification, we expanded our product portfolio into a full identity verification platform and empowered companies on their way to fully digital processes, enabling them to achieve significantly higher volumes of sign-ups.
- Yris – Digital Identity launch (2020, former Ariadnext)
- Certification for operation of identification solutions via remote work (2020)
- IDnow acquires Identity Trust Management AG (2021)
- IDnow acquires Ariadnext (2021)
- Identity TM and Ariadnext merge into the brand of IDnow (2023)
our Vision & Mission
We’re innovators at heart so you can be ahead of the curve.
At IDnow, being attentive to what seems impossible today, but could be solved in the future, is at the heart of what we do and in the choices we make. We empower our customers to create ground-breaking digital experiences by offering robust, secure, and seamless solutions to protect against player fraud, identity theft or signature forgery.
We lead the way in digital identities because we provide future-oriented solutions that don’t compromise on speed, security or usability.
We believe identity is the foundation for trust.
For that, our dedicated R&D department deciphers tomorrow’s issues and carries out ambitious research projects on topics such as document analysis, biometrics, fraud and deep-fake detection or the fight against biases in artificial intelligence.
Our team, made up of specialized and highly qualified researchers and R&D engineers, is strongly connected with the scientific community, and participates in collaborative projects and international conferences to stay ahead of the latest developments in the field.
Learn more about our research projects here.
Making the connected world a safer place.
At IDnow, innovation means more than just creating something new or novel. We believe innovation is finding solutions to problems that don’t yet exist but are sure to impact our future. Making the connected world a safer place is and has been our vision from the very beginning.
our core values
The values that drive us.
At IDnow, we’re consciously cultivating our culture, living and celebrating our values in every action and at every interaction. Our values aren’t just feel-good statements, our people are determined to be true innovators, taking calculated risks, with a strong will to succeed, and to revolutionize the digital world.
CuriosityWe discover, we ask, we challenge assumptions: It’s not enough to know what, it’s crucial to understand the why, in order to arrive at the best actions.
ExcellenceWe believe excellence is more than a goal, it is a way of life and of doing things properly: We pursue the highest expectations to achieve the very best outcomes.
AccountabilityWe each take responsibility for our actions, decisions and goals – a mindset that enables cross-functional collaboration and the best possible solutions for our customers.
TrustTrust is at the heart of what we do and is fundamental to our identity, it is defined by learning together and winning together.
Team spiritWe celebrate an effective and trusting collaboration across the entire organization, based on good communication, honesty, mutual respect, and recognizing our diverse set of skills.
Equality & Inclusivity
We have a global workforce that embraces diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and abilities. We celebrate diversity and strive to create an inclusive environment where people of every ethnicity, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability and personality can be their true selves.
Visit one of our offices around the world
Rennes | Headquarters
ARIADNEXT by IDnow
122 rue Robert Keller, 35510 Cesson-Sévigné
ARIADNEXT by IDnow
140 rue de Rennes, 75006 Paris
Munich | Headquarters
Auenstraße 100, 80469 Munich
Budapester Str. 35, 10787 Berlin
Lierenfelder Str. 51, 40231 Düsseldorf
IDnow UK Limited
15 Bishopsgate London EC2N 3AR
IDnow UK Limited
No. 1 Spinningfields, Quay St
Manchester M3 3JE
Innovation Hub, Gate Avenue DIFC
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Calle de Serrano Anguita, 13, 28004 Madrid
Explore our team
Executive Chairman & Co-Founder
Partner, Seventure Partners
Senior Investment Manager, BayBG
Edward P. Wertheim
Managing Director, Corsair Capital
Partner, Corsair Capital
Operating Partner, Corsair Capital