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Founded Year

2007

Stage

Acquired | Acquired

Total Raised

$80M

Valuation

$0000 

Revenue

$0000 

About Kount

Kount provides cloud-based, fraud detection solutions that enable merchants to reduce fraudulent transactions and credit card chargebacks, while improving customer satisfaction. Working within numerous sectors, including retail, financial services, and gaming, Kount's end-to-end solution is used by thousands of merchants, payment processors, and payment service providers around the world, including Chase Paymentech, PayPal-owned Braintree, New Balance, Spotify and Bodybuilding.com.On January 8th, 2021, Kount was acquired by Equifax at a valuation of $640M.

Kount Headquarter Location

1005 West Main Street

Boise, Idaho, 83702,

United States

+1 866 919 2167

Latest Kount News

TransUnion nears $3.1 billion deal for Neustar

Sep 13, 2021

Purchase of the information-services company could help TransUnion diversify beyond its core credit-reporting business Share Via TransUnion is nearing a deal to buy information-services company Neustar Inc. for $3.1 billion, according to people familiar with the matter, a move that could help the consumer-credit reporting giant diversify beyond its core business and put data to new uses. The purchase of closely held Neustar could be finalized by Monday, the people said, assuming the talks don’t fall apart at the last minute. Reston, Va.-based Neustar uses analytics and modeling to help businesses identify potential customers and determine which ads to serve them, according to its website. It also provides cybersecurity services. Chicago-based TransUnion, with a market value of roughly $24 billion, is one of the major credit-reporting firms, alongside Experian PLC and Equifax Inc. TransUnion is best known for selling credit reports and other consumer data to lenders for underwriting purposes. Along with others in the industry, it has been adding capabilities as more businesses adopt their own criteria for assessing customers. The Biden administration has also signaled interest in establishing a government-backed consumer-credit firm. TransUnion Chief Executive Christopher Cartwright, who took the top role in 2019, in recent earnings calls has emphasized the company’s plans to make use of the troves of data it handles. TransUnion has made a string of smaller acquisitions recently and pushed further into areas including insurance and fraud prevention. The Neustar deal would be TransUnion’s biggest since its 2015 initial public offering. Fraudulent purchases, in particular, have become a growing issue as consumers shift more of their shopping online. Fraud-prevention services are also in demand among credit-card issuers, which are sometimes on the hook when such purchases are made with their cards. Equifax earlier this year bought fraud-prevention company Kount Inc. in its first major acquisition since it suffered a major 2017 data breach. TransUnion’s most recent sizable acquisition was a $1 billion-plus deal to buy consumer-credit and identity-verification company Callcredit Information Group Ltd. in 2018. An investor group led by Golden Gate Capital that also includes Singapore sovereign-wealth fund GIC took Neustar private in 2017 in a roughly $1.8 billion deal. Neustar had been part of Lockheed Martin Corp. before the defense contractor divested itself of the business in 1999. Neustar went public in 2005.

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CB Insights Intelligence Analysts have mentioned Kount in 2 CB Insights research briefs, most recently on May 27, 2021.

Expert Collections containing Kount

Expert Collections are analyst-curated lists that highlight the companies you need to know in the most important technology spaces.

Kount is included in 6 Expert Collections, including E-Commerce.

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E-Commerce

8,471 items

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Regtech

1,342 items

Technology that addresses regulatory challenges and facilitates the delivery of compliance requirements in FIs. Regulatory technology helps FIs and regulators address challenges ranging from traditional compliance and risk management to data reporting and transmission.

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Payments

1,486 items

Companies and startups in this collection enable consumers, businesses, and governments to pay each other - online and at the physical point-of-sale.

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InsurTech

1,629 items

Companies and startups that use of technology to improve core and ancillary insurance operations. Companies in this collection are creating new product architectures, improving underwriting models, accelerating claims and creating a better customer experience

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Conference Exhibitors

5,302 items

C

Cybersecurity

4,682 items

Kount Patents

Kount has filed 36 patents.

The 3 most popular patent topics include:

  • Data management
  • Network protocols
  • Domain name system
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