Our products are a result of the marriage between compliance and technology. All our products are built on AI-driven technologies like facial recognition, liveness detection, data extraction and optical character recognition to verify national identity documents, educational and professional documents. We are data security compliant and use our proprietary database along with public databases for instant searches and verification. Our identity management and verification products automate mundane compliance and verification processes helping you build a solid workforce and a verified customer base to eliminate risks of fraud, thereby restoring trust.
In early 2005, global organisations were looking at India to outsource their processes. But they needed to ensure that the people they were hiring from India had personal and professional credibility as they were going to be exposed to sensitive information and data. The risks of working with unverified employees was huge and at a time when the Indian market did not have a formal infrastructure for identity verifications, our founding team was ahead of its time to realise that this gap needed to be bridged. This led to the conception of AuthBridge and it spearheaded of the verification and risk management movement in India.
Back in 2005, we set out to build an organisation with the sole purpose of building a formal infrastructure in the verification industry. From developing processes to establishing best practices, we built this industry in India from scratch. Our initial operations were completely manual and necessitated a lot of paperwork but our first leap into technology led us to launch Bridge – an online system that led to assembly-line-like handling of our operations, enabling efficiency, speed and scalability to process background screening cases. But in the ever-changing world of compliance, it was necessary to automate verification processes to scale up as a techdriven organisation. We took up the industrious task of creating databases, conducting data mining and live scraping of data, and built algorithms to enable instant searches to perform background checks without compromising on data security.
Founded and established
We land our first global enterprise client
We became first authentication company that ISO 27001 certified
We automate and launch Bridge - our case management platform
Cornell University publishes a case study on our operational automation
We became the first company to get UIDAI authentication license. APIs released
We launch our proprietary education database. New API released
We launch VAULT our proprietary criminal and litigation database APIs released
We acquired Footprints adding 100+ new enterprise clients
We launch iBridge - an enterprise case management platform
With global capabilities, flagship identity management and verification products, we have 1500+ happy customers across 25+ industries. We are driven by intelligent innovation and a passion to build a secure world using technology. We are a trusted partner for all the stakeholders of the new economy. From fortune companies and global enterprises to emerging startups of the on-demand economy, we are market leaders and have helped shaped the RegTech infrastructure in India.
Ajay Trehan is a veteran of building and operating successful businesses. His foresight and logical bent of mind have contributed to his success as has his ability to listen to his gut timely. The former enabled his decision to get hands-on corporate experience before he chased his dream to be an entrepreneur while the latter empowered his leap of faith to leave a distinguished career with reputable organisations as Shriram Industrial Enterprises Limited and ICI India to pursue his passion.
Ajay envisioned AuthBridge while working on CORE BPO, his joint venture in business process outsourcing, catering to the global real estate industry. The trust deficit experienced by his global clients in conducting business in India led him to find AuthBridge in 2005. Ajay has led the organisation through many phases of innovation and business transformation since. From a pioneer in background screening to India’s leading service provider of real-time data and cutting-edge marquee solutions for background intelligence, AuthBridge’s journey has been Ajay’s journey too.
Ajay is passionate about mentoring young entrepreneurs. He is on the Advisory team of several start-ups, lending his guidance in helping them evolve and scale. Actively associated with NASSCOM and TIE, you will often find him sharing his thoughts on innovation, process and business transformation and trust infrastructure – subjects very close to his heart.
PS: Yes, he has it – A Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering from IIT (Indian Institute of Technology) Delhi. Plus, he is a certified ISO 9001 auditor.
Pratyush heads revenue and business at AuthBridge as the Chief Business Officer. With his passion for driving revenue for organisations, he is the brain behind transforming businesses into profit centres. He is an astute strategist who brings to the table more than 20 years of experience in financial services. With a proven track record in retail, wholesale and corporate finance, he has names like Hero Fincorp, Bajaj Finance, GE Capital and ICICI Bank to his credits.
In the financial space, he has worked in various roles like Risk & Fraud Management, Business Development and Operations. During his outstanding stint at Experian, he was one of the core team members to establish and strengthen business presence in the Fraud and Identity space by forming a closed user group of financial institutions. He managed Decision Analytics and was responsible for product pre-sales and driving revenue. He was also instrumental in driving software sales and scaling up the analytics line of the business.
Before joining AuthBridge, Pratyush was Product Head for Clix Capital. He was one of the founding member to set up the consumer business by signing key strategic partnerships, launching new products and build the consumer franchise. His extensive experience in establishing new ventures and his expertise in formulating competitive business expansion and sale strategies make him a real asset for the organization.
Pratyush is a CWA Gold Medallist from ICWA and a graduate from the University of Delhi.
Anil specializes in forming strategic alliances and programs that add value to customer relationships. At AuthBridge, Anil has nurtured key relationships and engendered strategic partnerships that have led to a significant revenue growth. Anil’s expertise in business development, program execution, managing cross-cultural businesses and establishing efficient and profitable customer support functions from the scratch has led the Sales and Client Servicing vertical far since its founding days. 24 years of rich work experience has ensured the extension of Anil’s portfolio to Corporate and Industrial Selling, Direct Selling and Dealer Networks. Prior to AuthBridge, Anil has held a key leadership position at a French Multinational, providing high-end CAD/CAM technology solutions. Tenaciously protecting his client’s interest gives Anil an adrenaline spike as do high-octane action movies and a good game of golf on a bright Sunday. Anil is go-getter whom you will never find giving up on a belief or giving in to the idea that Mission: Impossible III isn’t the best in the series.
Joining AuthBridge in 2008, Raviraj has been part of the think-tank propelling the organization on the path of innovation and growth. He has been heading the Operations Team since 2012. Under Raviraj’s guidance, the team has deftly managed delivery of key verification solutions through active problem solving and brought in process efficiency enabled by cutting-edge technology. With a focus on attracting right talent to cope with ever-evolving dynamics of each function as well as on agile and customer-centric processes, Raviraj has been instrumental in ensuring a lean production environment within the team.
Raviraj is a graduate from Indraprastha University and a qualified ACCA professional. Before joining AuthBridge, Ravi had a successful stint at GE Money.
Raviraj spends a significant time guiding his team and answering questions, but none of them are as tricky as ones raised by his toddler daughter while he reads bedtime stories to her. When life throws a curveball, Raviraj believes in ‘seeing the bigger picture’ as advocated by his favourite Ghazal-singer Jagjit Singh in one of his celebrated melodies – ‘Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi’.
Utkarsh is a business and management professional with 15+ years of expertise across strategy and leadership roles. Prior to this he was CEO and Partner at The HR Fund where he was responsible for fundraising, investments and overall operations of the fund. At The HR Fund, he raised capital from CHROs and CXOs across India, Singapore and the US – while also leading Pre-Series A and Series A investments into notable startups across domains. His earlier experience includes consulting and technology roles with global majors Cognizant and Accenture along with being part of boutique investment setups. He is an engineer from VIT Vellore and an MBA from ISB, Hyderabad.
Rahul’s ability to establish effective communication and influence key internal and external stakeholders makes him extremely effective in his role as Vice President of Sales & Business Development at AuthBridge. He lends leadership and direction for the exploration of untapped markets for background verification, building new connections, maximizing market penetration as well as for efficient client onboarding, activation and renewal of key accounts.
Rahul adds to AuthBridge’s repository of resources over 20 years of rich work experience in Corporate Sales, Business Development and General Management. The diverse experience has been gained by working at key leadership positions at blue chip Indian and Multinational Corporates across Hospitality, Financial Services, Real Estate and Electronic Media amongst other domains.
A sports buff, Rahul is known for his athleticism and team spirit, both on and off the field. Nothing rejuvenates Rahul better than watching a good game of sports and the cheerful faces of his teammates when they have closed a deal.
With more than 17 years of experience under his belt, Rakesh oversees the whole gamut of Finance and Accounts at AuthBridge. His rich work span includes stints at leading companies in diverse domains – Information Technology, Education, Real Estate, Dotcom and Electronic Media as well as Logistics and Supply Chain Management. Prior to AuthBridge, Rakesh has held esteemed positions at real estate ventures of Investor Clinic Group, O.P. Jindal Global University, Bennett Coleman & Co and Ramco Systems Limited. Rakesh’s expertise is key to a series of initiatives designed for AuthBridge’s anticipated business growth over the longer term, including plans for strategic investments, expansion and acquisitions. Occasional curveballs bring out the best in Rakesh as he likes problem solving. When he is not keeping a tab of the stock market in his free time, he likes to unwind by watching a good movie. Rakesh is a qualified Chartered Accountant and Cost Accountant. He is a Commerce Graduate from Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC), Delhi University.
Dora is an HR professional who brings to the table 14+ years of experience across organisations like Bharti Airtel Ltd, Eicher Polaris Pvt Ltd., PepperTap and Twenty Two Motors. Prior to Authbridge, she has worked in generalist and specialist HR roles and carries hands-on experience of developing and deploying Organisational Values, HR Processes and Policies, Competency Mapping, Talent Management, Talent Acquisition and, Learning & Development.
She also has an entrepreneurial experience of starting StorySideup, where along with writing positive life stories, she teaches kids life and language skills using the medium of storytelling. At Authbridge, while driving the HR deliverables, she is working towards building the organisation by focusing on fostering a performance and learning-oriented culture. She is a Postgraduate in Human Resources from UBS, Panjab University and a certified ACC life coach from ICF.
Rajan Kalia is the co-founder of Salto Dee Fe (SDF) Consulting Service. SDF Consulting is a business enabling firm which works on two critical business intersection(s) of Strategy & Execution; Business & HR. Rajan brings in a rich experience of 20 years in Human Resources in varied settings. In the past he has worked for Max Life Insurance (MLI), Coca-Cola India, Eicher and Ballarpur Industries. Under his leadership MLI won Great Places to Work and Gallup Best Workplace Award.
Over the years, Rajan has been instrumental in setting up HR functions and has worked on formulating the philosophy, strategy and policies of the HR function to drive business strategy. He has specific expertise in the areas of building Business Partnerships and Organization Transformation, with in-depth knowledge of Performance Management, Compensation, Training, Talent Management and Management Development.
Subinder Khurana -Ex-VP, Cognizant & President, Millennium City Society- is an entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience in building organizations. His expertise also extends to business analytics, building and mentoring startups, building management teams, organization systems and processes, sales & marketing consulting, managing knowledge services, software product development, data management and venture financing. Subinder is a Mentor on the NASSCOM Emerge Forum, lending his guidance to the emerging companies to watch out for. Subinder has received his graduation from the Indian Institute of Technology -Delhi.
Subinder has an extensive experience in building and selling products and platforms and delivering consulting services, both in India and the US. His rich portfolio includes the experience of two strategic exits – EZPower Systems, a software products company he co-founded, now a part of Oracle, and marketRx, a product-enabled marketing analytics company, acquired by Cognizant. Apart from AuthBridge, Subinder actively advises and mentors several organisations, including Druva Software, JustMyNeighbour, and Power2SME.
Varadarajan Srinivasan is a Global HR Leader who believes in empowering people with strategic leadership on planning, design, implementation, communication, compliance and administration of organisation-wide programs and policies.
An XLRI alumni with 35+ years HR leadership experience, he has shaped high-performing cultures at major growth brands such as American Express, PW, KPMG, TVS, UB, Tata Group, Tata Teleservices, TATA SIA Airlines and Wipro Spectramind to name a few. As a seasoned HR leader, he is an indispensable channel between HR operations and its vision of growth, excellence and inclusive progress.
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