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Cognito (formerly BlockScore) is a company developing ID verification and compliance solutions. It offers the Identity, a service which verifies users with a phone number. The service pulls back customer data using information from the signup flow and determines the relevance and quality of customer-submitted data in real-time.

HQWalnut, CA, US

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Employees (est.) (Jan 2021)13(+9%)
Cybersecurity ratingAMore

Key People/Management at Cognito

Alain Meier

Alain Meier

John Backus

John Backus

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Cognito Office Locations

Cognito has an office in Walnut
Walnut, CA, US (HQ)
340 S Lemon Ave #4260
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Cognito Financials and Metrics

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Cognito total Funding

$2.1 m

Cognito latest funding size

$120 k

Time since last funding

6 years ago

Cognito investors

Cognito's latest funding round in August 2014 was reported to be $120 k. In total, Cognito has raised $2.1 m
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Cognito Cybersecurity Score

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Cognito Online and Social Media Presence

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Cognito Blogs

Take the Panic Out of Compliance Audit Prep With This Checklist

Audits can happen anytime, which makes them a stressor for compliance teams. Audit prep can feel secondary to other more pressing daily tasks — and then if you’re not audited, it can seem like a wasted effort. But what if your processes around audit prep were routine, continuous, and automated? By f…

Why Cognito IDV Prioritizes Developer Experience

Today’s financial service providers are turning to digital apps and platforms to deliver seamless experiences for end users. But shouldn’t these platforms make life better for the people implementing them as well?  In our opinion, a platform isn’t a viable solution unless it improves developers’ wor…

Identity Verification for the Gig Economy Sector

Gig workers are expected to comprise the majority of the American workforce by 2027. However, many gig marketplace sites use lenient identity verification procedures that make them an easy target for account fraud. Let’s examine common fraud issues affecting the gig economy and how identity verifica…

Infographic: 5 Types of PEPs and the Risks they Pose

How familiar are you with the term Politically Exposed Person (PEP)? It is extremely important in compliance but often times is over looked or misinterpreted. This guide helps you understand the 5 key types of PEPs and the risk they pose to your business. Download Infographic

OFAC Risk Matrix: How High Risk is Your Business?

OFAC created a helpful risk matrix that can provide a baseline for setting initial risk level for Screening programs. This matrix used to be hosted on the OFAC website, however OFAC appears to have removed it after their website redesign earlier this year. Thankfully, we had a copy that can continue…

Compliance Truths: How Cognito Supports Compliance Officers and AML Programs

Like any compliance officer, Matt Mehlman has a lot to keep track of. A consultant with iLex Consulting Group, LLC, he works with multiple fintech companies as a specialist in compliance oversight. Many startups aren’t going to hire a Chief Compliance Officer before they hit their growth stride — ye…
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Cognito Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Cognito founded?

    Cognito was founded in 2013.

  • Who are Cognito key executives?

    Cognito's key executives are Alain Meier and John Backus.

  • How many employees does Cognito have?

    Cognito has 13 employees.

  • Who are Cognito competitors?

    Competitors of Cognito include Jumio, Veriff and Semperis.

  • Where is Cognito headquarters?

    Cognito headquarters is located at 340 S Lemon Ave #4260, Walnut.

  • Where are Cognito offices?

    Cognito has an office in Walnut.

  • How many offices does Cognito have?

    Cognito has 1 office.