October 18, 2017

IDnow in the final of „Entrepreneur Of The Year 2017“ by EY

  • For the 21st time, this economic award honors entrepreneurship, innovation and personal commitment

  • Award ceremony with Christian Lindner (chairman of the German party FDP) on November 17 at the “Deutsches Historisches Museum” in Berlin

Impressive growth, innovation and social commitment: For the 21st time the auditing and consulting company EY (former Ernst & Young) nominates the best owner-managed mid-sized entrepreneurs in Germany in November. After a multi-stage selection, 29 companies have made the leap into the final of the “Entrepreneur Of The Year” contest, including the leadership of IDnow Sebastian Bärhold, Co-Founder and CFO, Armin Bauer, Co-Founder and CTO, Michael Sittek, CSO, as well as co-founders Felix Haas and Dennis v. Ferenczy. IDnow is one of the leading providers for electronic identification and e-signing solutions in Europe. “We are very happy to have reached the final for this prestigious award”, says Sebastian Bärhold.

The “Entrepreneur Of The Year” is one of the world’s most recognized awards for entrepreneurs. For more than 30 years, EY has acknowledged selected entrepreneurs in 60 countries for outstanding achievements. The evaluation criteria of the jury include growth, future potential, innovation, leadership and social responsibility. The prize is awarded in the categories Industry, Services and IT, Consumer Goods and Trade, Digital Transformation and Start-up. Additionally, EY honors an exemplary family business and entrepreneurial personality for its exceptional social commitment. The award ceremony takes place November 17 at the “Deutsches Historisches Museum” in Berlin. The festive gala dinner with dinner speaker Christian Lindner (FDP) and presenter Judith Rakers as well as many personalities from industry, politics and culture is dominated by the winners and finalists of the competition.

About IDnow GmbH
IDnow provides the world’s most advanced machine-learning technology for its Identity-as-a-Service platform that can verify in real time the identities of more than 5.1 billion people from 65 different countries. Our patent-protected video identification and e-signing solutions help our clients save money, improve customer conversion rates and streamline the onboarding process. We are backed by the two leading venture capital investors BayBG and Seventure Partner and a consortium of well-known business angels. Founded in 2014, we already count a large and fast growing team of 300, making us one of Europe’s fastest growing fintechs. Clients are leading international blue chip companies such as Commerzbank, UBS, Sixt, Erste Bank and Telefonica Deutschland, many fintechs like Fidor, N26 and smava as well as many blockchain-based companies. IDnow was awarded “Most Successful Fintech” in 2017.

Further information available at www.idnow.eu.