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. 24, 2017.
Joint venture in Switzerland to create single e-ID for residents
Positioned as a “gift” to the country, the public-private partnership includes financial institutions, the national postal service, a rail company, an insurer and more. Under nine total parties, the group will invest tens of millions of francs into the joint venture, dubbed Swiss Sign Group, which will begin work in January of 2018. Partners include UBS, Credit Suisse, and Zuercher Kantonalbank. With the system, users will be able to use and control a single digital identity for various services. [Read more]
Wi-Fi analytics startup i2e1 gets $3M
The series A funding round was led by Omidyar Network, and investors included Auxano Ventures and 3one4 Capital. The Delhi-based company, whose name stands for Information to Every One, collects data from user sign-ins at brick-and-mortar stores, and creates an analytics intelligence suite akin to Google Analytics, but tailored for offline businesses. Currently, i2e1 is in use at 3,000 locations across 75 cities in India. [Read more]
Liberty Global will use UXP Systems digital identity platform
International TV and broadband provider Liberty Global will use the UXP Systems “User Lifestyle Management” platform as a central component of their business-to-business digital transformation. No price was given on the partnership, which will be rolled out across all of Liberty Global over the next two years, initially focusing on small- and medium-sized businesses. Liberty Global operates in more than 30 countries across Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean. Other companies using the UXP Systems ULM system include Vodafone and Telia. [Read more]