Our mission is to make authentication simpler and safer for all

We envision PixelPin becoming the authentication solution of choice for all businesses and users around the world. 

Our story

PixelPin is co-founded by defence experts Brian Taylor and Geoff Anderson - to help solve the constant security pain point: the password.
 
The world we live in is becoming increasingly visual, personalised and instantaneous and yet our passwords remain a stagnant cluster of words, numbers, phrases and characters, which we find overly complicated and are always forgetting.

The everyday cybercriminal is taking advantage of this situation and finding thousands of ways to hunt and use unused passwords and personal information for their own gain or malice. Quite simply, password authentication is no longer cutting it.

It was a power cut that lead to Brian’s quest to find an alternative to the password. While working as a defence and surveillance consultant for a government department, a power failure took out all of the IT systems that they relied on to monitor threats. Brian was shocked to see those in attendance using notebooks to track all the previously generated passwords, which they then used to log back in to the IT systems. Realising that this solution was clearly untenable and insecure, the need for a new solution was born.

With this serving as the lightbulb moment, Brian and Geoff set out to find a solution. Leveraging the psychology of visual memory, and more than 30 years of defence expertise, they looked at how people are more likely to remember a single picture over a thousand words and combined it with what we love doing – taking pictures! The result was a sequential four-point, picture-based password, known as the PixelPin. 

Now in London and Tokyo, PixelPin is helping hundreds of businesses around the world to protect employees and their customers.

Leadership Team

Executive Team
Geoff Anderson

Founder & CEO

John Turner

CTO

Ana-Maria Lupu

Head of Marketing

Jonathan Lee

CFO

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Microsoft
Microsoft

Technology Partner

NCSC Cyber Accelerator
NCSC Cyber Accelerator

Member of the 4th cohort of the 2019 Cyber Accelerator

FIDO Alliance
FIDO Alliance

Member of FIDO Alliance, the World’s Largest Ecosystem for Standards-Based, Interoperable Authentication.

KPMG
KPMG

PixelPin Reseller in Taiwan

IRM
IRM

Pen-tested by IRM

Forgerock
Forgerock

Technology Partner

Accenture
Accenture

PixelPin Reseller

Wayra
Wayra

Selected for first London Cohort from over 1000 entries into the Telefonica Accelerator.

Digital Catapult
Digital Catapult

Cyber 101 Programme Members

Department for International Trade
Department for International Trade

Export Champions

London & Partners
London & Partners

Selected as one of ‘London’s hottest fintech companies’ by the Mayor of London’s promotional agency London and Partner.

Fintech Power 50
Fintech Power 50

Member of FTP50, an annual guide to the most influential & innovative companies.

PWC
PWC

Part of the PWC Scale-Up Programme 2018

Invest Tokyo
Invest Tokyo

Part of the Invest Tokyo Programme

Cyber Essentials
Cyber Essentials

Cyber Essentials Certified

The Equality Register
The Equality Register

Equality Policies Verification Certified

ISO 27001
ISO 27001

Coming soon

Europas
Europas

Chosen as a finalist for Hottest Cyber Security Startup.

Digital Leaders 100
Digital Leaders 100

Finalists in the Cyber Resilience Innovation of the Year 2018.

Pitch@Palace
Pitch@Palace

Alumni 2018

Wired
Wired

Participants at Wired Test Lab in partnership with Telefonica.

FinTech Innovation Lab
FinTech Innovation Lab

elected by 12 banks from a global competition for the FinTech Innovation Lab.

BT Infinity Lab
BT Infinity Lab

Winner of BT Infinity Lab competition.

Innovate UK
Innovate UK

Voted the most innovative company.

World Economic Forum
World Economic Forum

Pre-selected for the innovation award.

TSYS
TSYS

Major sponsor for Mobile Innovation Rising Star Award we won.

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