KNOW Identity is giving the next generation of identity innovation a chance to shine. At KNOW Identity 2020, you’ll find the latest startups solving challenges across verification, authentication, fraud detection, identity resolution, and beyond. KNOW Identity is deeply committed to celebrating startups and providing them the opportunity to meet with investors, industry pros, analysts, and solution seekers.


Startup Alley

In our exhibit hall, we feature 30+ startups, highlighting the versatility of emerging technologies from blockchain to behavioral biometrics to machine intelligence.

Are you a startup looking to build your network, cultivate brand awareness, or launch a product? Showcase your solution to the most senior audience in identity! You may qualify for a significantly discounted exhibition opportunity. Let us know of your interest below, and we’ll be in touch!

Startup Pitch

The KNOW Identity Startup Pitch Competition brings together the world’s leading early-stage startups for a live on-stage battle! Witness the industry’s brightest minds compete for a GRAND PRIZE valued at $100,000 in this fast-paced demo series. 

If you are a qualified startup* and interested in pitching your business in front of key decision-makers and investors, please apply below! The top 10 finalists will compete for the grand prize (and endless bragging rights!)

Meet Our 2020 Pitch Contestants —





Startup Competition

Winners Circle

Learn more about the startup winners who graced the stage
at KNOW 2019 and have launched into orbit!

KNOW 2019 Startup Pitch Competition Winner:
Breach Clarity

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KNOW 2019 2nd Place Winner:


KNOW 2019 3rd Place Winner:


KNOW 2019 Startup of the Year:
Smile Identity

smile identity

KNOW Identity considers a startup to be a company founded less than 3 years ago and that has raised less than $3 million in funding.