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Payfone is a leader in secure mobile authentication. Payfone's suite of network authentication services provides unparalleled mobile security while eliminating friction from the customer experience.

The company is backed by American Express, Verizon Wireless, Rogers Communications, Early Warning and Bank of America, BB&T, Capital One, JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo.

HQNew York, US
Employee Ratings3.8
Culture scoreA+

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Employees (est.) (May 2020)95(+2%)

Key People/Management at Payfone

Rodger Desai

Rodger Desai

CEO / Co Founder
Stuart Ellman

Stuart Ellman

Team Member
Charlie Fote

Charlie Fote

Team Member
Mike Brody

Mike Brody

Co-Founder / Vice President of Products
Kevin Talbot

Kevin Talbot

Co-Founder and Managing Partner
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Payfone Office Locations

Payfone has offices in New York and Denver
New York, US (HQ)
245 5th Ave 11th Floor
Denver, US
1550 Market St #250
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Payfone Financials and Metrics

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Payfone's latest funding round in April 2019 was reported to be $24 m. In total, Payfone has raised $117.6 m
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Payfone Online and Social Media Presence

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Payfone News and Updates

Mobile authentication provider Payfone formally launches in UK

Payfone, a global leader in identity verification and authentication, is pleased to announce its awa...

Payfone Ranked in The Americas' Fastest Growing Companies by The Financial Times

NEW YORK, April 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Payfone, a leader in identity verification and authentication, announced today that the Financial Times has named the company in the top 500 of The Americas' Fastest Growing Companies 2020. This is the first time FT is publishing this list for The...

TransUnion Expands Strategic Relationship with Payfone

TransUnion will be Payfone’s primary data provider while furthering the use of Payfone’s Trust Score™ with TransUnion customers TransUnion will be Payfone’s primary data provider while furthering the use of Payfone’s Trust Score™ with TransUnion customers

The End of Dangerous SIM Swap Fraud is Here: Payfone Extends Real-Time SIM Swap Detection Algorithms to Verizon Subscribers

NEW YORK, Sept. 30, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- SIM swap attacks continue to make headlines, with Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey becoming one of the most famous victims to date when his mobile phone number was taken over last month. Similar scams are rapidly increasing in frequency, impacting...

Payfone Raises $24 Million; Announces Strategic Partnership with TransUnion to Add Security, Convenience, and Privacy to Digital Experiences Around the Globe

NEW YORK, April 17, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Payfone, an award-winning digital identity authentication leader, today announced the closing of a $24 million funding round led by TransUnion (NYSE: TRU), a global leader in information solutions, with participation from existing investors...

Payfone Announces Major Milestones: Zero-Knowledge Privacy 'Safe Haven' and Expanded U.S. Coverage

NEW YORK, March 1, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Payfone, the world's leading digital identity authentication network dedicated to bringing Trust to the digital world based on their consumer-first Bill of Trust, announces that it has expanded its digital identity verification coverage to 90% of...
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Payfone Blogs

Meet with Us at RSA eFraud Global Forum 2020

Heading to San Francisco for RSA? Join Payfone CEO Rodger Desai as he takes the stage at eFraud Global Forum to share insights about how CISOs and other fraud executives can leverage the enormous drive towards customer experience initiatives to spur advanced identity authentication projects. eFraud …

Meet with Us at Health Datapalooza 2020

Heading to Washington, D.C. for Health Datapalooza 2020? Join our VP of Healthcare Strategy, Mike Bechtel, as he takes the stage to share insights about how healthcare organizations can increase contactability and engagement in a HIPAA-compliant, privacy-first manner through Payfone’s tokenized iden…

How the Top US Banks Stop SIM Swap Fraud, Today

Here’s how SIM swap fraud works and how the top US banks prevent SIM swap fraud today: (1) Attacker SIM swaps victim and takes over their phone number (Read here how that is done ->) (2) Attacker initiates “Forgot Password” flow at victim’s bank At this point, the bank has a decision to make: eve…

Richard Branson Cracks Down on Online Fraudsters (VIDEO)

Did you know that Sir Richard Branson is a digital security do-gooder? The Virgin founder is taking aim at online fraudsters in a delightful new animated video posted on his Instagram feed. In the clip, Branson and his dubious doppelganger walk through some common online scam methods such as phishin…

Did You Know? This is the Future of the Embedded Finance Trend

Last month, industry leaders gathered at Tearsheet’s inaugural Embedded Conference in New York City to discuss the future of the growing trend known as “embedded finance”. One of the main takeaways from the conference was that embedded financial services will require better customer experiences, and…

What is Embedded Finance?

Embedded finance is an emerging model that describes two recent trends: 1. Finance is catching up to other sectors and becoming more internet-enabled, and 2. Other sectors are becoming more finance-enabled, with financial functions, such as payments, embedded directly into their platforms.   As expl…
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Payfone Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Payfone founded?

    Payfone was founded in 2008.

  • Who are Payfone key executives?

    Payfone's key executives are Rodger Desai, Stuart Ellman and Charlie Fote.

  • How many employees does Payfone have?

    Payfone has 95 employees.

  • Who are Payfone competitors?

    Competitors of Payfone include Urjanet, MyInvestor and Krungsri.

  • Where is Payfone headquarters?

    Payfone headquarters is located at 245 5th Ave 11th Floor, New York.

  • Where are Payfone offices?

    Payfone has offices in New York and Denver.

  • How many offices does Payfone have?

    Payfone has 2 offices.