At Smile Identity we believe anyone should be able to prove their identity easily, anywhere in the world

Our team is made up of American and African engineers and financial services professionals with experience across global markets in highly regulated environments.

We’ve built encryption, authentication and security solutions.
We’ve developed image processing technology from the chip level up.
We’ve been part of security investigations and have pursued fraudsters.

Having worked with, or for, telecoms, lenders, banks and startups, we know the challenges of building world class technology and we understand the needs of the African consumer and enterprise customer.

We’re backed by leading Silicon Valley & African investors and we have pan-African reach, with representation in the United States, South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana and Rwanda.

Built with purpose in
Oakland, Cape Town, Joburg, Lagos, Nairobi and Kigali