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BeehiveID helps prevent online fraud BEFORE it happens.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Internet / Web Services
  • Location Austin, TX, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded March 2013
  • Employees 7
  • Website

Company Summary

BeehiveID has developed a new way to ensure an online account is backed by one, unique person, eliminating the most common kinds of fraud. Online fraud is high and growing higher – with the advent of EMV credit cards, fraud is moving online where card not present (CNP) transactions are the norm. We don't have a good way to identify people online and anonymous people behave badly.

BeehiveID uses a combination of biometric face matching with other technologies to give online retailers a way to uniquely identify their customers thus ensuring accountability and true reputation. We do this without needing to know their real-world identity, thus privacy is preserved. We call our approach “strong pseudo-anonymity” – we prove that people are real & unique, have an actual online reputation, but are still anonymous and private. Our toolbox is a combination of face and voice biometrics, social network analysis, image processing and asymmetric encryption. Our ultimate goal is to make Internet society function as well as real-world society.


  • Dr. Alex Kilpatrick has been developing biometric applications for over 2 decades. He has led several sensitive biometric projects in the US and abroad that includes facial recognition, fingerprinting and iris matching. He is the architect of the Social Authentication Engine that is the technical soul of BeehiveID.
    Alex has an M.S. in Systems Management from the USC and a PhD in Computer Engineering from the U.S.A.F Institute of Technology.

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    A seasoned entrepreneur, Mary Haskett brings a wealth of experience with her strong technical background and over 8 years' experience managing security-related software projects. While she is not evangelizing BeehiveID, she focuses on executing the company's vision and tactical operations.
    Mary has a B.S. in Applied Mathematics from The University of Texas at Dallas, followed by an M.Ed. in Educational Technology from Texas A&M University.

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    Vice-President, Marketing and Strategy

    An entrepreneur at heart, C.K. Kumar is a marketing and strategy professional with16+ years of experience across various industries in technical, marketing and strategy roles. Having co-founded 2 start-ups, C.K. is focused on making BeehiveID the indispensable on-line authentication platform for businesses. C.K. has an MS in Computer Engineering from UT / University of Toledo and an MBA from the Stern School of Business at NYU.


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    K&L Gates

Previous Investors

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    Right Side Capital Management