Smile Identity Stock

Smile Identity solve identity for banks, telecoms, financial services and shared economy applications in Africa and beyond.

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About Smile Identity Stock

At Smile Identity they believe anyone should be able to prove their identity easily, anywhere in the world. Their team is made up of American and African engineers and financial services professionals with experience across global markets in highly regulated environments. They have built encryption, authentication and security solutions. They have developed image processing technology from the chip level up. They have been part of security investigations and have pursued fraudsters. Having worked with, or for, telecoms, lenders, banks and startups, they know the challenges of building world class technology and they understand the needs of the African consumer and enterprise customer. They are backed by leading Silicon Valley & African investors and they have pan-African reach, with representation in the United States, South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana and Rwanda.

Funding History

May 2017$100K
April 2019$4.0M
December 2019$4.0M
July 2021$7.0M
February 2023$20.0M


Board Member

Lexi Novitske

CEO & Co-Founder

Mark Straub

Board of Directors

John Cowgill


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VP Product & Engineering

Cameron Gray

Senior Advisor

William Bares

Senior ML Engineer

Andy Hess

Product Lead

Antony Kaguara


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