IDscan uses artificial intelligence to read and validate identity documents such as passports for clients including Barclays and EE. The company — founded by managing director Tamlyn Thompson, 47, in 2006 — says it wants to become “the Paypal of identity”. Sales hit £8.3m this year and, with regulations increasingly requiring companies to check customers’ identity, it is investing in research and development. IDscan has offices in Turkey, Lithuania and South Africa, and is planning expansion in Australia.
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