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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.) (Aug 2022)15(-6%)
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Key People/Management at Cognito

Alain Meier

Alain Meier

Chris Morton

Chris Morton

Chief Operating Officer
Daniel Gollahon

Daniel Gollahon

VP of Engineering
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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

8 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

Solving the Puzzle of International Identity Verification

Data is not bound by national borders, and neither are today’s connected businesses, but rules and regulations around identity verification (IDV) are. This causes problems for organizations providing financial services and other offerings that require strong authentication and makes services that co…

Introducing Cognito Flow, the all-in-one ID verification platform

When Cognito first launched, we aimed to make ID verification online as simple as possible for businesses. In the years since, ID verification has become significantly more complex both due to increased regulatory scrutiny as well as the business need to provide both a low-friction and high-security…

Enhanced Due Diligence Is Non-Negotiable. Here is How to Do It Right

As a financial company, you already do your customer due diligence (CDD) — but when do you need to step it up to enhanced due diligence (EDD)? The answer: surprisingly often. In this industry, you simply can’t be too careful, which is why it’s always a good time to review how to keep your EDD […]

Cognito Helps Crypto Companies Stay Compliant

Cryptocurrency has been quickly moving from the margins to the mainstream — but the journey to securing crypto transactions isn’t over yet. There’s currently a perceived gap between cryptocurrency businesses and the regulatory frameworks that govern financial services and institutions across the glo…

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…
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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, Chris Morton and Daniel Gollahon.

  • How many employees does Cognito have?

    Cognito has 15 employees.

  • Who are Cognito competitors?

    Competitors of Cognito include Global Technical Systems, Hiya 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.