Founded Year

2007

Stage

Series D | Alive

Total Raised

$335.94M

Valuation

$0000 

Last Raised

$100M | 4 mos ago

About Unico

unico develops solutions such as facial recognition to authenticate identities, electronic signature, and digital admission to create and protect Brazilian’s digital identities. Brazil’s first IDTech, which works to simplify and speed up the identification process between people and companies, is present in big retailers, banks, fintechs, e-commerces, and industries all over the country. To unico, each person is unique and that’s enough to open possibilities. Unico was founded in 2007 and is based in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Unico Headquarters Location

Praca Gen. Gentil Falcao, 108 - 10º Andar

Sao Paulo, 04571-150,

Brazil

+55 11 2886-6222

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Unico's Products & Differentiation

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  • unico | check

    unico | check is the leading identity authentication solution in Brazil

    Differentiation

    unico | check is the most complete solution for people authentication in the Brazilian market. With just one selfie, the user has their identity authenticated in seconds and with an accuracy of 99.8… 

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Unico Patents

Unico has filed 3 patents.

The 3 most popular patent topics include:

  • Engine technology
  • Oil wells
  • Petroleum production
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Application Date

Grant Date

Title

Related Topics

Status

1/19/2017

2/22/2022

Vegetable oils, Chemical processes, Medicinal plants, Separation processes, Colloidal chemistry

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Application Date

1/19/2017

Grant Date

2/22/2022

Title

Related Topics

Vegetable oils, Chemical processes, Medicinal plants, Separation processes, Colloidal chemistry

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Latest Unico News

unico pays BRL 150 million for MakroSystems, strengthening its product - The Goa Spotlight

Aug 10, 2022

unico pays BRL 150 million for MakroSystems, strengthening its product unico pays BRL 150 million for MakroSystems, strengthening its product unico, the leader in digital identity in Brazil, has just made an acquisition to add another layer of anti-fraud protection to its product – and potentially increase the loyalty and monetization of its base. Unico is paying BRL 150 million for MakroSystems, with a relevant part of the payment in shares. Founded in 2006, MakroSystems has never made a round and was controlled by its two founders — Alex Nunes and Christian de Jongh — who will now become partners and executives at unico. The acquisition is the first since unico raised $100 million in a Goldman Sachs-led round that valued it at $2.6 billion. In recent years, however, unico has already made several M&As, buying Arkivus in 2017, and Meerket and CredDefense last year, for example. Founder Diego Martins told Brazil Journal that he is in talks with other startups in Brazil and abroad — in countries like the United States and Mexico — and that the focus of the next M&As will be internationalization and strengthening its other products, such as Unico People, aimed at to HR. Today, Unico Check (the biometric authentication solution) is still the top product in terms of revenue — but the share has been decreasing quarter by quarter. The purchase of MakroSystems was originated by one of the investment banks that serves Unico — which was already using the solution and saw synergy between the two companies. “We have two major goals. [com essa aquisição]: putting an additional layer of protection, making Unico Check more robust; and become more and more an engineering company, with cutting-edge technologies,” said Diego, who is also the company’s CEO. All MakroSystems solutions are geared towards the financial sector. The company – which serves nine clients, including Santander and C6 – provides layers of protection for the validation of financial transactions within the bank’s applications. Basically, MakroSystems’ software tries to identify actions that are out of the ordinary — for example, someone trying to make transactions on their PC by emulating the app. Upon identifying these actions, the system blocks the transaction. “These are very deep layers of protection that will add to the protections we already have with biometrics.” According to Diego, the idea is to make the convergence of the two technologies in a single product. It is not yet defined, however, if this will imply an increase in the price of the subscription or if it will just be a way to deliver more value to customers, increasing loyalty. He said the transaction had an important ‘acqui-hire’ element. “We were very impressed with the quality of the coaching staff. They are developers with full conditions to work at Apple or at Google.” Pedro Arbex

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  • When was Unico founded?

    Unico was founded in 2007.

  • Where is Unico's headquarters?

    Unico's headquarters is located at Praca Gen. Gentil Falcao, 108 - 10º Andar, Sao Paulo.

  • What is Unico's latest funding round?

    Unico's latest funding round is Series D.

  • How much did Unico raise?

    Unico raised a total of $335.94M.

  • Who are the investors of Unico?

    Investors of Unico include General Atlantic, SoftBank Group, GS Growth, SoftBank Latin America Fund, Meyer Malka and 4 more.

  • Who are Unico's competitors?

    Competitors of Unico include Veriff and 6 more.

  • What products does Unico offer?

    Unico's products include unico | check and 1 more.

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