Start Scale Sale: The 100x Onfido Exit

Wednesday, 5th June 2024, 7.00pm

Right here in HHC’s very own pitching series, Crocodile Lair Pitching Evenings with SFC Capital, Onfido raised £120,000 from SFC while still in pre-product and pre-revenue stage.

Headquartered in London, the company has progressively worked towards building trust in an online world by helping businesses digitally verify the identities of potential employees and adding to their portfolio of clients brands as Deliveroo, Google and Tesco. Within only a few years, Onfido attracted a number of new investors, has grown from a three-member team in a tiny office at Speedy Place to a 100+ business with offices in London, Lisbon and San Franscisco, and reached an annual turnover of over £5m.

This evening will unravel the story of how Onfido received its investment from SFC Capital, right here in HHC’s Crocodile Lair Pitching Evening.

James Hurley, Assistant Business Editor at The Times (Moderator)
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James Hurley works as the enterprise editor at The Times, writing about private companies and entrepreneurs. He also investigates corporate misconduct. His series of exposés on Royal Bank of Scotland’s mistreatment of thousands of small companies was praised in parliament.

Husayn Kassai, Co-founder and CEO of Onfido and
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Husayn Kassai is the CEO and co-founder of Onfido, a company that uses machine learning to build trust in an online world, by helping businesses digitally verify people’s identities. As a new machine age advocate, he is a believer in how technology can be used to build instant trust and power human interactions.

Founded in 2012, Onfido has grown to a team of 240, received over $100m in investment and works with over 1,500 companies globally. In 2016, Husayn was named as one of Forbes’ “30 Under 30”, and as the Startups Awards’ “Young Entrepreneur of the Year”. He has a BA in Economics and Management from Keble College, Oxford.

Stephen Page, Founder and CEO of SFC Capital
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A veteran of the software industry, Stephen has founded and exited a number of software companies including DataEase – a global DBMS company – and Sapphire, Inc. – an emergency management software. He founded SFC Capital and SFC Capital Partners. Stephen is in charge of company direction and investment strategy of funds. He is also involved in supporting appointed representatives by providing them with strategic advice.

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