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We are building the tools that make it easier for millions of Africans to prove their identity online.

Our Story

At Smile Identity, we are building the tools and software to change the way millions of Africans prove and authenticate their identity online.
Our artificial intelligence and identity verification tools have been specially designed for African faces and identities.

We set out in May 2017 with a firm determination to ensure that access to a digital lifestyle should not be limited by one’s ID card or country of origin, and that Africans anywhere should be able to easily prove and verify their identities.

Today, our products are used by over 75 customers across a wide range of industries such as Banking, Fintech, Social Welfare, Telecoms, and the Shared Economy; with over 1M KYC checks across the continent every month.

By combining Government ID validation with proprietary face verification software, Smile Identity offers Africa's best digital KYC (Know Your Customer) solution, enabling entrepreneurs and institutions to pursue rapid Pan-African growth with confidence.

Our artificial intelligence and identity verification tools have been specially designed for African faces and identities.

Our Team of Experts

We are a diverse but passionate group of designers, engineers, and finance professionals with experience across global markets and multiple regulated environments; united in our mission to make it easy and simple for Africans anywhere to prove their identity online.

Our team works across 14 time zones, speaks as many languages, and comes from a dozen countries, including 8 African nations. We believe that our diversity is our strength and that it will help you, our customers and partners, achieve your goals.

At Smile Identity, we value hard work as much as we value fun. We value each other as much as we value family. We believe in truth, in trust and in ownership. Every Smiler has the intellectual freedom and autonomy to do their best work. We believe in extra miles, and we believe in giving our colleagues and customers nothing but our best.

Come work with us?

We are growing fast and hiring for many positions across engineering, product, marketing and operations. Learn about current opportunties to work with us.

Our Vision

Our vision is to make it easy for Africans anywhere to easily prove and verify their identities online.

Our Investors

We are backed, in our mission, by African and US investors including Future Africa, 500 Startups, CRE, Susa Ventures, Pontem, Savannah Fund and Vinod Khosla.