The WebID group
Security and innovation for online identification and online contract conclusion
WebID Solutions GmbH, head of the WebID Group, is the inventor and pioneer of video identification in compliance with the Money Laundering Act (GwG), a driver of innovation and one of the largest companies in Europe for online identification services. In addition to video identification, this also includes digital identities (True Identity), automated age verification, legally valid online signature processes and many other solutions. Founded in 2012, the company has verified more than 180 million ID card data fields for authenticity and identified the corresponding users.
The headquarters of WebID are located in Berlin. The most important German locations are Hamburg, Kiel and Solingen. There are subsidiaries located in several countries. WebID is currently expanding into the USA and India. The staff totals almost 1,000 employees, of which almost 800 verify more than 30,000 consumers daily in WebID’s nationwide unique high-security video identification center – on 365 days a year.
Thanks to the quality and high acceptance of WebID video identification, the model of secure storage and reuse of a “true identity” in the interests of the user has been implemented since the founding of WebID and has proven itself. At the request of the user, WebID serves as a depository for verified, real identities to enable a better and highly secure user experience during day-to-day identifications or legally compliant contract closings online.
The WebID story
In 2011, Frank S. Jorga came up with an idea that would lay the foundation foran impressive success story: Instead of having to identify oneself on site for certain transactions, such as opening a bank account online, he wanted this to be possible online via video call andin compliance with the Money Laundering Act (GwG). Frank S. Jorga founded WebID together with Franz Thomas Fürst and Tim-Markus Kaiser, his brother Sven Jorga joined the team of founders shortly after.
WeblD has been holding talks with the Federal Ministry of Finance since 2012 in order to approve the innovative video identification process devised by Jorga. The big day finally comes in early 2014: For the first time in Germany, an alternative identification method to the Postldent procedure is officially approved.
The innovation of Jorga and his team impacts an entire industry. It forms the basis for the significant circular 1/2014 (GW) of the Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin), which is updated in 2017 with BaFin circular 3/2017 (GW). These specifications set new standards for the entire industry.
April 8th, 2014 is a big day for WeblD: The very first bank customer uses the WebID technology for video identification. Leading German financial service providers follow quickly. Today, most of the major financial institutions in Germany work closely with WebID.
The high security video identification center with space for up to 1,000 employees is opened in Solingen in North Rhine-Westphalia. Well-known major customers are being looked after at the newly opened facility in Hamburg, where new product generations are being developed and the expansion is driven forward. WeblD begins its international expansion with new offices in Austria, Switzerland and India.
Offices in Kiel are opened: Up to 50 employees in the departments of development and IT service enable WebID to develop and offer more solutions tailored to the individual requirements of clients.
WebID introduces the Qualified Electronic Signature (QES). With it, consumers can close legally valid contracts for products or services such as loan agreements or insurance with partners of WebID.
WebID launches a fully automated identification process that was developed and partly patented in 2012/13. With this product, the existing video identification process for users and business customers is further optimized in terms of security and user-friendliness. In addition, it alone can be used as “WebID eCheck Photo” for secure, fully automated identification in seconds. The product will form the basis for WebID AI, which will be launched in 2019.
WebID opens offices in San Mateo (Silicon Valley) and New York. The company can provide tailor-made solutions for the US market particularly due to the development of automatic products.
The birth of WebID AI. This further developed process stands for fully automated ID verification based on artificial intelligence, available around the clock and worldwide. Companies that do not have to carry out GwG-compliant identification and have so far avoided the more complex video identification process are now given the opportunity to make their business processes more secure with automated verifications.
The Commission for the Protection of Youth in the Media (KJM) rates WebID AVS (Age Verification System) positively, as one of the first online age verification procedures.
What was previously considered difficult in Germany is now solved with WebID Account Ident: An identification process by reference transfer that is compliant with the Money Laundering Law (GwG). The customer simply need to login to their online banking and the fully automated identification can be used at any time (24/7), quickly and without waiting. This is the newest WebID innovation for now.
With the entry of AnaCap, one of the leading private equity investors in technology-enabled financial services, WebID backs up its ambitious growth strategy. WebID’s services will expand into new industries globally and growth will be further accelerated.
Frank S. Jorga
Co-CEO and founder
Frank S. Jorga studied business administration and law (with admission to the bar) at the Christian-Albrechts-Universität in Kiel.
After completing an additional degree in Law & Business Administration, he moved to Los Angeles / USA for an international development project and then returned to Germany in a leading position for the Supervisory Board of the Dresdner Bank AG. This role was followed by leading positions as chief general counsel and managing director /CEO at mid-sized companies and corporations.
After focusing on the build-up phase as founder and main shareholder of WebID Solutions GmbH since 2011, he has also been involved in the strategic product and company orientation as well as the global expansion of the WebID Group since 2014.
He has strong skills in the areas of digitisation, strategic business, international collection & payment, risk management and the market establishment of new online financial products.
Daniel Kreis studied economics in Regensburg and Helsinki and started his career in the early 2000s in an Internet company. Afterwards, he joined a consulting firm and subsequently held numerous management positions in Germany and abroad (including Allianz and Skrill).
From 2010, Daniel Kreis built up Sofort Bank (later Deutsche Handelsbank) for Deutsche Kontor Privatbank AG, which he led as CEO. From 2019 onwards, he advised companies in the field of fintech, payment and e-commerce on strategic and organizational course settings and accompanied various financing rounds.
It was within this role that Daniel Kreis joined WebID in2020. After the entry of private equity investor AnaCap in September 2021, Kreis became part of the WebID management team. As Co-CEO, he is responsible for Sales, Key Account Management, Finance, Operations and Human Resources.
CTO and founder
Sven Jorga was a sought-after programmer and scientific assistant until he graduated with a degree in computer science with a minor in business administration. He began his professional career in creative software development and solution finding at Becker & Mohnberg Softwaregesellschaft mbH, which specializes in insurance and the financial service sector.
After a few years, he transferred to the IT department of Hartmann und Partner Holding GmbH & Co. KG, where he was appointed to the management team as IT project manager and head of IT and later took over the management of the IT department.
Sven Jorga has been an active member of the IT Service Management Forum® Germany e.V. since 2006. Following the call of his brother, he took over the units of IT and product development at WebID in 2012. He is a key driver in the company’s global expansion on the development side.
Chief Growth Officer
Chief Financial Officer
Director Finance & Administration, HR
Group Sales Director
Director Growth & Strategy
Various companies from different industries all over the world rely on WebID’s identification services and signature solutions.
WebID holds several patents and has a European, a US and a Chinese patent. Further patent grant proceedings are pending.
Distinguished services for a thriving business
WebID regularly receives awards and certificates for the exceptional quality of its services. A selection:
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