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Payfone is a company that develops an identity-verification software. Its software removes friction, drives engagement, and fights fraud with instant mobile authentication, enabling businesses to enhance the customer experience while lowering the risk friction and fraud.
HQNew York, NY, US
Employee Ratings3.8
Overall CultureA+

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Employees (est.) (Aug 2020)114(+8%)
Cybersecurity ratingAMore

Key People/Management at Payfone

Rodger Desai

Rodger Desai

CEO / Co Founder
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, Denver and London
New York, NY, US (HQ)
245 5th Ave 11th Floor
Denver, CO, US
1550 Market St #250
London, GB
19-21 Crawford St, Marylebone
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Payfone Financials and Metrics

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Payfone total Funding

$217.6 m

Payfone latest funding size

$100 m

Time since last funding

a year ago

Payfone investors

Payfone's latest funding round in June 2020 was reported to be $100 m. In total, Payfone has raised $217.6 m
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Payfone Operating Metrics

Y, 2019

Authentications Processed

20 b
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Payfone Cybersecurity Score

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Payfone News and Updates

Payfone raises $100M for its mobile phone-based digital verification and ID platform

As an increasing number of daily and essential services move to digital platforms — a trend that’s had a massive fillip in the last few months — having efficient but effective ways to verify that people are who they say they are online is becoming ever more important. Now, a startup called Payfone, …

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...
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Payfone Blogs

Prove’s Explosive Growth Recognized by Deloitte’s 2020 Technology Fast 500™ for Fourth Consecutive Year

NEW YORK, November 19, 2020 – Prove, the modern platform for phone identity, today announced it has been named to Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500™, a ranking of the 500 fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and energy tech companies in North America, for the fourth year…

New Study by Prove Unveils Large-Scale Consumer Multi-Factor Authentication Vulnerabilities

Analysis finds that FinTech and e-Commerce/Retail sectors may be particularly at risk going into the holiday season Findings underscore the importance of utilizing a trust indicator to secure multi-factor authentication and mark the successful integration of Prove’s recently acquired Multi-Factor Au…

How Prove’s Trust Score Helps Secure Multi-Factor Authentication

Prove’s Trust Score™ analyzes behavioral and phone intelligence signals to provide a measure of the fraud risk and identity confidence of a potential transaction. Read more about Prove’s Trust Score below… READ MORE Source

Increase in Digital Transactions Drives Surge in Demand for Prove’s Modern Identity Authentication Technology

Prove (formerly Payfone) announced today that it has seen a 300% YoY increase in new business wins and now serves nine of the top ten financial institutions in the United States. READ MORE Source

Prove Sets Standard for Modern Identity Authentication with New Brand, Major Acquisition, and $100M Investment for Global Expansion

Payfone rebrands to Prove on the heels of $100 million investment, major acquisition, strong growth, and global expansion New York, NY (July 29, 2020) – Payfone, the modern platform for continuous identity authentication, announced today that it has rebranded as Prove. The rebrand represents the reb…

Prove (formerly Payfone) Acquires Mobile Authentication Lines of Business from Early Warning Services

The acquisition will enable more than 1,000 financial institutions to access a broad range of consumer identity and authentication solutions directly from Prove New York, NY, (July 29, 2020) – Prove (formerly Payfone), the modern platform for continuous identity authentication, today announced the a…
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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, Mike Brody and Kevin Talbot.

  • How many employees does Payfone have?

    Payfone has 114 employees.

  • Who are Payfone competitors?

    Competitors of Payfone include Urjanet, nCipher Security and A3 Biometric Connections.

  • 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, Denver and London.

  • How many offices does Payfone have?

    Payfone has 3 offices.