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Touch Biometrix Opens R&D Offices at High Tech Campus, Eindhoven
Jul 18 2019. Touch Biometrix, the disruptive fingerprint technology company,
have opened their R&D office at the world famous High Tech Campus in
Eindhoven. CTO Eric Derckx said "this is the perfect fit for Touch Biometrix. Being
based at such a well equipped centre of excellence offers access to a myriad of
technical expertise and capabilities. This will allow us to fast track the development
of our fingerprint sensing platform so allowing a faster route to market". CEO Mike
Cowin added "we're so excited to have our R&D offices at HTC. The range of
expertise on-site is breath-taking and the working environment is typical of Silicon
Valley: This Europe's equivalent and its impressive". Click here to read more
Touch Biometrix Secure 2M Series A Investment
Apr 04 2019. Touch Biometrix, the disruptive fingerprint technology
company, has received a £2million investment from Deepbridge Capital. The Series A
funding through the Deepbridge Technology Growth Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS)
fund follows initial seed funding of £150,000 last year. Touch Biometrix is developing
a new class of fingerprint sensor for application to consumer electronics such
as smartphones and laptops. Based on proprietary sensor designs and algorithms,
the Touch Biometrix platform will enable fingerprint sensors of any shape or size that
can easily be integrated into a wide range of consumer electronics and smart objects.
The user authentication experience will not only be more intuitive but will offer
unbreakable security - eliminating the need for passwords. Click here to read more
Touch Biometrix talk to Verdict
Jan 09 2019. The question of who you can trust with your passwords is rapidly
approaching the answer: no one. And one answer is becoming undeniable: biometrics.
Touch Biometrix is developing existing technology towards fingerprint authentication
in a way that is cheaper and more secure. The old method of producing fingerprint-capable
hardware (the button on the front of your smartphone or IoT device) was to make
them from silicon wafers. Touch Biometrix has found a way to manufacture flexible
fingerprinting for any surface shape or size. Rather than using a single fingerprint touch
pattern, your phone or device can use several fingerprints and alternative patterns. The idea is
that the device will know its user as soon as they pick it up. Click here to read more
Biometric Technology set to Transform Social Mobility
Jan 06 2019. Advances in mobile technology have the capability to be a
"game-changer" for social mobility, according to CEO of disruptive fingerprint
tech compnay Touch Biometrix. CEO Mike Cowin said that developments in
biometrics present the greatest ever opportunity to give 3.5bn people worldwide
access to an internet-enabled smartphone and, with it, the ability to bank online.
Touch Biometrix's fingerprint technology will enable the auto-enrolment of new
mobile users who do not have ID. Click here to read more.
Touch Biometrix talks to Tech Dragons
Jan 06 2019. Tech Dragons recently caught up with Mike Cowin, founder
and CEO of North Wales-based company Touch Biometrix. Founded in 2017,
the firm develops finger print technology and has been recognised
alongside the likes of Apple in the global market. Mike speaks more
about the technology, his start-up journey and how he’s on a mission
to turn Touch Biometrix into a top-five fingerprint sensor supplier by 2023.
Click here to read full the interview
Touch Biometrix Named in Top Tech 35
Nov 23 2018. Welsh fingerprint technology company Touch Biometrix
have made it onto the Top Tech 35 list for Wales. The list
generated by Wales Online and Business in Wales details innovative
tech companies going through new exciting technology-driven growth
phases to high-growth potential start-ups. Mike Cowin, CEO of Touch Biometrix,
which is based in St Asaph, said: “Considering the short period of time that we have
been in the market this is testament to the compelling value proposition of our
technology and our execution strategy. A fingerprint sensing platform that is
more secure, easier to use and lower cost than all our competitors is set to disrupt
Touch Biometrix Appoint Chief Innovation Officer
Oct 8 2018. Touch Biometrix is delighted to announce it has appointed
a Chief Innovation Officer to support the development of its disruptive
fingerprint sensing platform. Rob Van Lier has joined the UK-based company,
which was recently recognised as one of the Top 20 global key players in the
fingerprint sensing market alongside the likes of Fingerprint Cards. CEO Mike
Cowin said: “We are delighted to have been able to recruit someone of Rob’s calibre.
His is one of the world’s leading system architects for all display technologies
with a proven global track record." Rob said: “I am delighted to be joining Mike
and the rest of the Touch Biometrix team at such an exciting stage in the company’s
development. I look forward to playing a key part in helping the company to develop
its first minimum viable product.” Read More
We're Hiring !!
Sep 29 2018. Touch Biometrix, one of the world’s Top 20 fingerprint
technology companies, is now looking to expand its team. Are you
a patent engineer or manager with experience of the fingerprint
sensing industry ? If so, we want you to talk to you. We're building a
world class team of industry experts to take our first products to
market. We offer a new type of working environment where location
is not an issue. Want to make the world a better place and be properly
rewarded for it ? Contact us and lets have a chat
Touch Biometrix Secures Grant Funding
July 05 2018. Touch Biometrix, one of the world’s Top 20 fingerprint technology
companies, has been awarded Technology and Commercial Feasibility (TCF)
funding from the Welsh Governments £63.4m SMARTCymru programme. Backed by £27m
of EU funds, SMARTCymru is helping businesses in Wales develop new products, processes
and services by supporting increased investment in research, development and innovation. Economy Secretary Ken Skates said: “The Welsh Government, through Smart Cymru, is pleased
to be supporting an exciting and innovative business like Touch Biometrix as it develops its
technology platform here in Wales." Read More
Touch Biometrix Appoints CTO
June 15 2018. Touch Biometrix, a disruptive fingerprint technology company
headquartered in North Wales, has appointed a Chief Technology Officer.
Eric Derckx has joined the St Asaph based company, recognised as one
of the Top 20 global key players in a recent market report. Eric’s role will
be to manage the development of the company’s first fingerprint sensor product.
Mike Cowin, Chief Executive of Touch Biometrix, said: “Eric is a significant
appointment for us and will be an integral part of the Touch Biometrix team.
His reputation and vast experience in overseeing product development operations
will be invaluable to the company in quickly realising our first minimum viable product.”
Touch Biometrix Recognised as Global Player
May 30 2018. Welsh fingerprint technology company Touch Biometrix
have made it onto an industry ‘key player’ list in recently published market
forecast reports for the fingerprint sensing industry. Dr Cowin, Chief
Executive of Touch Biometrix, which is based in St Asaph, said: “Considering
the short period of time that we have been in the market this is testament
to the compelling value proposition of our technology and our execution
strategy. A technology fingerprint sensing platform that is more secure and
convenient to use but also lower cost is the true definition of a market disrupter.
Touch Biometrix Attend Bessemer Society Event
May 10 2018. Touch Biometrix were delighted to attend the recent meeting
of the Bessemer Society at Liverpool's Sensor City. The Bessemer Society is a
forum and mutual society formed of ‘serial’ CEOs, founders and entrepreneurs
who are committed to creating successful new companies based on technological
innovation in the fields of science and technology. CEO Mike Cowin said "this was a
really worthwhile and enjoyable event in a great location. With speeches on the do's
and don'ts of high tech business from such speakers as the inspirational Sir Robin
Saxby, founder of ARM. When it comes to being offered advice - that's hard to beat".
Touch Biometrix to Make Passwords Obsolete
May 09 2018. Disruptive fingerprint technology company Touch Biometrix
has secured funding to progress its plans to eradicate the need for
computer and mobile phone passwords. CEO, Mike Cowin, said: “Our new
manufacturing model is set to disrupt the market in terms of performance
and cost, at less than $1 a unit. Fast, secure and impossible to spoof, our
fingerprint technology will offer low cost of ownership and easier integration
in to end products than existing technology solutions. Read More.
Touch Biometrix Secures Investment
April 09 2018. Touch Biometrix, a UK company aiming to change the way we interact
with technology for user authentication are pleased to announce they
have received seed investment from Deepbridge Capital. Touch Biometrix
CEO, Mike Cowin, said: “This investment will enable Touch Biometrix
to establish a minimum viable product in collaboration with our supply chain
partners. We are delighted to be supported by Deepbridge Capital who
have a tremendous reputation for working with and supporting high-tech
start-up companies.” Read more..
Touch Biometrix Attend Liverpool Angel Network
Mar 09 2018. Touch Biometrix, a UK company specialising in the development
of a new class of fingerprint sensors were pleased to support the opening
of the Liverpool Angel Network at Sensor City in Liverpool. CEO Mike Cowin
said "not only is this good news for tech start-ups in Liverpool I was blown
away by the new Sensor City building and its facilities, what a great place for
sensor based start-ups to be located".
Touch Biometrix receives HMRC Advanced Assurance
Mar 13 2018. Touch Biometrix, a UK company specialising in the development
of a new class of fingerprint sensors are pleased to announce
that they have received HMRC Advanced Assurance to support
it's seed investment round. CEO Mike Cowin said "this is great
news and now clears the way for Touch Biometrix to complete it's seed
investment round offering it's investors all the tax benefits of the SEIS".
Touch Biometrix on Track for Accelerated Growth
Feb 20 2018. Touch Biometrix, a UK company specialising in the development
of a new class of fingerprint sensors are delighted to announce that they have
been recognised as a company in growth and have been accepted onto the
ERDF funded Accelerated Growth Program (AGP). CEO Mike Cowin said "this is
great news, we're delighted to be recognised as a high growth company at such
an early stage. It shows the vision and ambition of the Welsh Government to
support high tech growth in Wales".
Touch Biometrix invited Keynote Speaker
Nov 10 2017. Touch Biometrix Ltd are pleased to announce that they have been invited to be a
keynote speaker at Emerging Technologies 2018 in Shanghai, China. The conference
comprises 200+ top experts in the world that will participate in keynote speeches,
panel discussions and expert committees. Present will be a 1000+ delegates and
decision makers from the world's top research institutions and manufacturers.
Touch Biometrix launches new website
Nov 01 2017. Touch Biometrix Ltd, a Welsh start-up company based in St Asaph
are pleased to announce the launch of their website. CEO Mike Cowin said "we're
really excited to start developing our first fingerprint sensor demonstrator.
The timing couldn't be better with user identification being such a driving
force in a world of ever smarter technology. The website will be a great way
for us to showcase our technology platform as we move forward".
Touch Biometrix launches Twitter feed
Nov 01 2017. Touch Biometrix Ltd, a fingerprint sensing business based in St Asaph
are pleased to announce the launch of their Twitter account. CEO Mike Cowin
said "Twitter is a great way for us to communicate in real time with the outside
world on our progress in making user identification an easier and more secure
process with the ultimate aim making passwords a thing of the past. We now have
63 followers, so, Kardashians watch out - we're catching up fast.. "
Touch Biometrix opens labs in St Asaph
Nov 01 2017. Touch Biometrix Ltd, a new start-up company that intends to revolutionise
the world of fingerprint detection are pleased to announce the opening of their first
laboratory at the Optic Technology Centre in St. Asaph Business Park. CEO Mike Cowin
said "North Wales is a great location for us the Optic Technology Centre is a great
facility and these is easy access to a wealth of support from Business Wales,
ESTnet, SMARTCymru and the Development Bank of Wales."