Revolutionising digital identity services across the Middle East and Africa.

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and the people that make it happen.

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To build the identity layer that makes transactions safe in a digital world


To build the identity layer that makes interactions safe in a digital world.

Bringing trust to digital transactions.


Bringing trust to digital interactions.

Our Story uqudo

Our story

Based on the Zulu word (uqobo) for truth, reality or self, the
very one(s).

As one of EMEA’s most innovative digital identity companies,
uqudo’s mission is to bring trust and transparency in an
increasingly digital world by building an identity layer.

Founded by a team of identity experts, uqudo has a long heritage
of working with governments and regulators in delivering
large-scale, national identity programs. As a natural progression
of these successes, uqudo began providing its technology and
solutions to banks, telcos, insurance companies, fintechs, startups
and more.

uqudo adopts advanced digital identity technology including
biometrics, certified 3D liveness detection, NFC-based passport
reading, cognitive document analysis, AI and blockchain. This
enables users to experience a fast, secure and frictionless
onboarding process whilst protecting the organization from
fraudulent activities and simultaneously ensuring the organizations
are fully compliant with KYC, AML and CDD regulations.

What differentiates uqudo from other identity players in the EMEA
region is the capability to verify identities not only in the
countries customers operate in but also in those they are planning
to expand to in the near future, making uqudo the de-facto option
for digital identity.

uqudo’s award-winning tech platform pushes innovation in the
world of identity, driving digital transformation on a global scale.
uqudo’s market-leading technology has led to awards across the
Middle East and Africa and partnerships with global leaders such as
VISA, SmartAfrica, Microsoft and more.

Meet our team of experts

At uqudo, we’re led by a group of passionate experts and innovators working together to bring trust to the digital world.

Mohamed Fagiri

Mohamed Fagiri

Mohamed is a technologist, innovator, and recognised thought leader in the identity space. He has a stellar track record of building and managing best-in-class identity solutions for public and private sector organisations worldwide.

Thomas Linke

Thomas Linke

Thomas has over twenty years of experience and a proven ability to transform business goals into visionary software products. He has a strong background in cyber-security, spending many years in the field and conducting academic research. Thomas holds a master’s degree in information security from Royal Holloway.


Tom Green

Tom Green is the COO of uqudo. He is an experienced and results-driven C-Level Executive with over 10 years of experience leading business operations and driving growth in startups and scale-ups with a specialization in B2B SaaS.


Harm Jan Arenshorst

Harm Jan Arendshorst

Harm is a specialist in digital transformation, identity & IoT security, privacy & trustworthy AI. He has more than twenty five years of experience building digital ecosystems across a broad range of industries.


Benjamin Haas

Benjamin is an accomplished leader with over one decade of commercial experience in the enterprise sector. As a seasoned Chief Commercial Officer, Benjamin has a deep understanding of the importance of driving revenue growth and optimizing commercial strategies.

An award-winning team

uqudo is proud to be recognised by some of the world’s most distinguished organisations.

  • fintech abu dhabi logo
  • DIFC logo
  • Arab innovation logo
  • EU vs virus logo
  • visa ready logo
  • valuetrack logo
  • hope hackathon logo

Pushing boundaries in the identity space in MEA and beyond


Licenses sold


EMEA Document Scanning Coverage


EMEA Passport NFC Reading


MEA Document Verification

Awards & Recognitions

We price based on successful onboarding.

Say goodbye to request-based fees, repeat charges, and spiralling customer acquisition costs.

Secure, frictionless, & fully compliant digital onboarding. Integrated seamlessly within your app.

Press & Media

uqudo’s KYC Solution Recognized as best in the MENA by Entrepreneur ME

uqudo makes Deloitte’s Fast 50 list – a testament to our growth!

Revolutionising Oman’s digital infrastructure, uqudo and Oman Data Park form a strategic alliance

uqudo partners with PwC to bring pioneering identity solutions to the financial services industry in MEA

GetFundedAfrica & uqudo Partner to Promote Technological Advancement in Africa

uqudo in partnership with TECH5 supports countries in organizing free and fair elections

TECH5 Group Enters into a Strategic Partnership and Invests in uqudo, a Leading MEA-Focused Digital Identity Provider

uqudo paves the way for digital identity in Africa

uqudo and Staex collaborate to bring the Smart Ecosystem into the next digital era.

uqudo, the award-winning digital ID platform joins the Smart Africa alliance

uqudo announced as an inaugural Visa Fintech Partner

uqudo a winner of the FinTech Abu Dhabi 2020 Innovation Challenge

uqudo’s Digital Onboarding and KYC Now Available in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace