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Founded Year

2007

Stage

Acquired | Acquired

Total Raised

$80M

Valuation

$0000 

Revenue

$0000 

About Kount

On January 8th, 2021, Kount was acquired by Equifax. 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 merchants, payment processors, and payment service providers globally. The company was founded in 2007 and is based in Boise, Idaho.

Kount Headquarters Location

1005 West Main Street

Boise, Idaho, 83702,

United States

866-919-2167

ESPs containing Kount

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EXECUTION STRENGTHMARKET STRENGTHLEADERHIGHFLIEROUTPERFORMERCHALLENGER
Insurance / P&C Insurance Tech

Fraud analytics platforms analyze internal and external datasets to predict and prevent fraudulent activity at the application stage. These models gauge the likelihood and severity of potential fraud, flagging filed claims for further investigation or straight-through processing.

Kount named as Outperformer among 7 other companies, including Shift Technology, Friss, and ForMotiv.

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Kount's Products & Differentiation

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  • Kount Command

    The leading AI-driven digital fraud prevention solution that delivers accurate identity trust decisions in milliseconds. https://kount.com/products/kount-command/

    Differentiation

    Kount’s Identity Trust Global Network compares data to billions of other interactions in real time. Kount’s Identity Trust Global Network is composed of data from over 9,000 companies around the wor… 

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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

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Kount is included in 7 Expert Collections, including E-Commerce.

E

E-Commerce

9,980 items

R

Regtech

1,451 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.

P

Payments

2,432 items

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

I

Insurtech

3,588 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

C

Conference Exhibitors

5,302 items

C

Cybersecurity

5,100 items

Kount Patents

Kount has filed 38 patents.

The 3 most popular patent topics include:

  • Data management
  • Network protocols
  • Database management systems
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Application Date

Grant Date

Title

Related Topics

Status

7/16/2019

11/16/2021

Social networking services, Data management, Payment systems, Database management systems, Identifiers

Grant

Application Date

7/16/2019

Grant Date

11/16/2021

Title

Related Topics

Social networking services, Data management, Payment systems, Database management systems, Identifiers

Status

Grant

Latest Kount News

Equifax Completes Acquisition of Midigator

Aug 29, 2022

Share Equifax announced that it has completed the acquisition of Midigator LLC, a provider of post-transaction fraud mitigation solutions. The definitive agreement to acquire Midigator was announced. With this acquisition, Equifax further expands the company’s global footprint in digital identity and fraud prevention solutions. “Equifax is poised to broaden our digital identity footprint in a fast growing space,” said  Mark W. Begor , CEO of Equifax. “The acquisition of Midigator will harness the power of the Equifax Cloud and expand on the strength of our rapidly growing Kount business to bring global businesses the information and solutions they need to better manage fraud across the complete customer lifecycle. We are energized to welcome the Midigator team to Equifax and will continue to reinvest in strategic bolt-on acquisitions to further expand our capabilities well beyond a traditional credit bureau and drive growth in the future.” Founded in 2013, Midigator offers a technology platform designed to not only automate the dispute response process, but to provide the real-time data businesses need to know why chargebacks are occurring in the first place and better understand their customers. The resulting granular, post-transaction data and digital signals complement the Equifax Kount dataset and augment its AI-driven preventative fraud solutions to combat the illegitimate chargebacks known as “friendly” fraud as well as criminal fraud activities. “The combination of Midigator with our Kount pre-authorization and preventative protection capabilities accelerates the expansion of our digital identity network for current and prospective customers while further enabling new forms of engagement in online commerce,” said Sid Singh, President of United States Information Solutions (USIS) at Equifax. “Businesses around the world need better solutions for digital identity and fraud prevention that encompass the entire customer journey, specifically around the desire to mitigate and manage post-transaction issues. Adding on Midigator’s intelligent post-authorization and automated chargeback technologies will enable us to provide a complete end-to-end solution that helps businesses to protect and recover revenue.” “The addition of Midigator’s chargeback representment and dispute management solutions will further enable us to broaden our product innovation around Identity & Fraud,” added Brad Wiskirchen, General Manager of Kount, an Equifax company. “Our customers and partners seek advanced tools and insights to protect and recover revenue, and enhancing the ability to prevent illegitimate chargebacks is a highly sought after solution to combat fraud challenges.”

  • When was Kount founded?

    Kount was founded in 2007.

  • Where is Kount's headquarters?

    Kount's headquarters is located at 1005 West Main Street, Boise.

  • What is Kount's latest funding round?

    Kount's latest funding round is Acquired.

  • How much did Kount raise?

    Kount raised a total of $80M.

  • Who are the investors of Kount?

    Investors of Kount include Equifax and CVC Capital Partners.

  • Who are Kount's competitors?

    Competitors of Kount include PerimeterX, Jewel Paymentech, SEON Technologies, Fraud.net, Fraud Keeper, Veriff, Kasada, Socure, Shift Technology, ForMotiv and 42 more.

  • What products does Kount offer?

    Kount's products include Kount Command and 3 more.

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