About us

We are the German technology vendor behind AuthN.

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Who are we anyway?

AuthN by IDEE enables people, organizations, and systems to quickly, privately, securely, and safely use the worlds-first 100% passwordless and 100% phish-proof identification, authentication, and authorization solution.

Founded in 2015 IDEE is already recognized as a technology leader, serving highly regulated financial giants such as Deka Bank with its privacy-first approach to identity access.

Privacy means it collects and stores zero personally identifiable information (PII) from end users, uniquely solving the most urgent and age-old industry problem of account take over attacks with slick, frictionless and quick-to-deploy solutions.  

The mission

Our mission is to render account takeover a relic of the past, thereby unleashing the full potential of digital identities and empowering individuals to securely navigate the online world with absolute confidence.

Leadership

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Al Lakhani
Founder & CEO

Al is an Indian-born New Yorker in Lederhosen
(yes, he really does wear Lederhosen quite frequently and we have the photos)!

Before IDEE

Prior to IDEE, Al founded the forensics & cyber practice at Alvarez & Marsal, which during his time, grew to 65 professionals and $35 million a year in revenue.

Al’s most notable projects included the wind down of Lehman Brothers and Washington Mutual, asset quality reviews for the Spanish, Greek, and Irish banks, the reopening of the Bank of Cyprus in 2013, and interim COO of Rubicon Global.

More than 25 years of cyber forensics

With more than 25 years of experience in cyber forensics, Al is a proven expert in the field of cybercrime and data forensics and has spent more than 26 thousand hours during his career working on the topic of digital identities.

Al also taught applications of blockchain technology at Munich University.

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Dennis Okpara
Chief Security Architect

Dennis was super crazy about the IDEE vision and novel approach to solving one of the biggest problems in cybersecurity - “the password and fake identity”. As a result, he joined forces with Al in 2015 and became IDEE’s very first employee. 

The one with the ginormous brain

Today, Dennis drives IDEE's overall security and is responsible for ensuring that the appropriate security strategy, controls, and processes are in place to safeguard IDEE's products and infrastructure. Basically, Dennis is the one with the ginormous brain and knows so much regulation and is fluent in so many standards that we would need an entire separate webpage just to list them all.

Certified, certified, certified,

Dennis holds an MSc. Information Security (Distinction) from Royal Holloway, University of London. He’s a certified information systems security professional (CISSP), certified information security manager (CISM), AWS certified security specialty, Microsoft certified Azure security engineer and so many others. Dennis is a systemic thinker who envisions the whole pattern of change rather than static snapshots. He’s an inventor and has co-authored four patents on digital identity and insider threat prevention.

Company Story

IDEE translated into German, means 'idea'. The idea = IDentity.

As company stories often go, it all started with a dream. A passion. A goal, to make digital identities secure. From this first step and with new innovative and patented technology, IDEE set off on its journey. There were many paths. There were several directions, but as you can see, a winding road eventually always brings us to our natural destination. For IDEE that destination is MFA. The goal remains the same.

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2015

Founded

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2016

Filed patents on continuous authentication using a wearable

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2017

First prototypes of wearable were manufactured

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2018

Pivot to Digital Identities (B2B2C)

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2019

Won several awards, including most innovative start-up in Retail in Germany

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2020

COVID Pivot and restructuring

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2021

Pivot to multi-factor authentication; 1st large bank customer - Deka Bank

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2022

Started selling via distributor TD Synnex in Europe

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Present day

IDEE continues to expand its Teams, Distribution channel

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Our beliefs and shared values are the glue that keep us moving together in the same direction. We stick together … and this is how!

Privacy

We respect privacy as a core principle.

Innovation

We are unashamedly unconventional.

Determination

If it’s worthpursuing, we never give up or give in

Authenticity

We do not stifle creativity with politics oregos. The best idea wins!

Compassion

We care deeply about building trust in the digital world and we’re kind to each other.

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What Customers Think

We love our awesome customers. They’re managed service providers and resellers, supporting end customers.

Our partners are crushing security across all kinds of use cases and industries - they’re in finance, supply chain and insurance, to name just a few. They are protecting employees, suppliers, and consumers. And they’re solving cybersecurity problems just like yours. Here is what they have to say about us…

Join Us

Are you looking for a remote opportunity with a rapidly growing company with excellent values and a great remuneration package?

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Here’s how we roll:

Privacy

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We respect privacy as a core principle.

Innovation

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We are unashamedly unconventional.

Determination

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If it’s worth pursuing, we never give up or give in.

Authenticity

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We do not stifle creativity with politics or egos. The best idea wins!

Compassion

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We care deeply about building trust in the digital world, and we’re kind to each other.

Playfulness

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We take our product very seriously, but we don’t take our selves too seriously!

Our purpose

To ensure people’s digital interactions are trustworthy
and private.

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Award-winning Authentication, Authorization and Verification solutions.


At IDEE we are committed to creating the most secure,  privacy preserving and easy to use solutions for employees, suppliers, partners, clients and customer digital identities.

"IDEE GmbH offers a new way of thinking for securing and leveraging digital identities with best-in-class security, privacy and usability. This was instrumental in enabling the digital transformation of the Capital Markets’ new products and meeting the stringent regulatory expectations. Furthermore, IDEE’s customer success team worked closely with our experts to achieve a fast and smooth time to market.  We are looking forward to our continued partnership to leverage IDEE’s extendable solution within DEKA."
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Stefan Hachmeister

Head of Capital Markets, Deka

“It was a pleasure and rarity to see a digital identity solution that is so well crafted. Using a very mature risk- model they have demonstrated empirically how to dramatically reduce risk by eliminating both passwords and insider threats. I’m delighted to see that IDEE’s architecture has been built on zero-trust, zero-knowledge and zero-PII principles. I cannot foresee a better way to protect the digital identities of citizens, employees, the supply chain, or IoT devices. I am looking forward to advising them as they scale-up globally".

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Daryl Burns

Former Chief of Research and Innovation and Deputy Chief Scientific Advisor for National Security, GCHQ
Winner DigitalFuture
Congress 2020
Best Cybersecurity Startup 2019 UP@it-sa
Winner eTail  Dragons Den 2019
Startup of the Year 2019Reflex Verlag
Winner Innovation Prize Retail 2018
Winner Alibaba Create® Cloud Competition 2018
Winner Startup Night Road to Berlin 2018
Winner Founders’ Fight Night #6
2nd Place Visa Everywhere Challenge
Partner Retail Experience Lab
Winner DigitalFuture
Congress 2020
Winner eTail  Dragons Den 2019
Best Cybersecurity Startup 2019 UP@it-sa
Startup of the Year 2019Reflex Verlag
Winner Innovation Prize Retail 2018
Winner Alibaba Create® Cloud Competition 2018
Winner Startup Night Road to Berlin 2018
Winner Founders’ Fight Night #6
2nd Place Visa Everywhere Challenge
Partner Retail Experience Lab
Al Lakhani, Founder & CEO
“I wanted to solve the problem of passwords and identity because in the 18 years that I’ve done forensics almost every incident compromised the identity of the user. I needed to figure out a way to prevent that from happening so that nobody could steal my identity.“

- Al Lakhani, Founder & CEO

Our locations

Germany & UK

Email: hello@getidee.de