Onfido is an interesting startup in an arguably boring space.

That space is background checking, the seemingly mundane act of gathering intelligence about a prospective employee in order to determine if they’re a good fit for the organization. In a traditional employment situation, where things move at a generally sedate pace, traditional models of background checking, involving manual processes to check criminal records, driving history and sex offender records, among other things, was an acceptable burden. Since employment processes tended to take awhile, waiting a few days for manual checks was OK.

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Ben Kepes

Ben Kepes is a technology evangelist, an investor, a commentator and a business adviser. Ben covers the convergence of technology, mobile, ubiquity and agility, all enabled by the Cloud. His areas of interest extend to enterprise software, software integration, financial/accounting software, platforms and infrastructure as well as articulating technology simply for everyday users.