Proxyclick procures £2.7M, Roomi raises $11M: Friday Deal Book for 11/17/2017

OWI’s Friday Deal Book provides you with a weekly roundup of partnerships, funding, and product announcements in the identity industry. Here’s a quick peek at what you need to know for the week ending Nov. 17, 2017.

Proxyclick closes £2.7M Series A funding

The “next-generation visitor management specialist” saw its funding round led by Berlin’s JOIN Capital. Proxyclick digitizes visitor management for organizations, helping strike a balance between welcoming guests and ensuring security of facilities by verifying their identity. One new feature confirms the identity of a guest by scanning their ID card using a face matching algorithm. Clients include Airbnb, L’Oreal, Danone, Bosch, BASF, Audi, Acer, and PepsiCo. [Read more]

Roomi raises $11M in Series A

The online roommate finder’s latest round was led by Atami Capital, but also included Rosecliff Ventures, Townsquare Media, JXC INvestors, Great Oaks Venture Capital and DCM. Other investors included former Trulia president Paul Levine, Citigroup executive Dan Keegan, and Global Switch Chief Executive John Corcoran. Billed a a sort of “Tinder for roommates,” Roomi analyzes social media profiles and partners with Identity.com to handle background checks on users. [Read more]

Twignature raises $3M for authenticated Twitter-based e-signatures

Veterans of the Armed Forces were responsible for 50 percent of the latest investment around. Twignature’s parent company is lettrs, Inc. A new Twignature app is available on iOS. The Twitter-based service uses smartphone biometrics and blockchain distribution principles to activate a unique number, ledger and seal of authenticity for signed Tweets, including signature location, device, and whether the original autograph was associated with a major brand. [Read more]

ID4Africa joins Secure Identity Alliance

ID4Africa will support the association’s work in enabling trusted digital identities for all in Africa. Through the partnership, ID4Africa will be an advisory observer to the SIA, providing knowledge to benefit the identity community in Africa. Together, they aim to help deliver the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 16.9, providing legal identity for all including free birth registrations by 2030. [Read more]