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"It was nice to know that my colleagues had my back in my professional and personal life"

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"It was nice to know that my colleagues had my back in my professional and personal life"

Braian Dias moved from Brazil to Estonia to work for Veriff as a Data Scientist. Learn about where his career started, what attracted him to Veriff, and the challenges he faces in his daily work.

From Tango to Tech - Andre's Journey to Veriff

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From Tango to Tech - Andre's Journey to Veriff

Andre Haikal is a Technical Owner at Veriff, but he also owns a dance studio in Tallinn and took quite a journey from self-trained Engineer to the Estonian Start-Up world. Enjoy his story!

"Working with the diverse Veriff team is really exciting for me"

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"Working with the diverse Veriff team is really exciting for me"

Mostafa Khalil is a Senior Software Engineer at Veriff, and a member of our growing international team, having moved to Estonia in 2019. We chat with Mostafa about what brought him to engineering, how life is in Estonia, and what he enjoys about Veriff.

Moving to Estonia with a little help from Veriff

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Moving to Estonia with a little help from Veriff

Mahwish Naim is a Senior Account Manager in Veriff, who moved to Estonia for her job with us. She was recently interviewed by Postimees about what it's like to live in Estonia, the local culture, and how life is within Veriff.

A Headteacher Interning at a Start-Up - How Did It Work Out?

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A Headteacher Interning at a Start-Up - How Did It Work Out?

Back in February, we wrote about Veriff taking part in the Educational Leaders’ Internship Program. As our intern Siret ends her time with us, we revisited her and her mentor, Tiit Paananen, to ask about the success of the mentorship and what they both learned.

How does the Verification department operate in Veriff? - An interview with Amber de Wolde

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How does the Verification department operate in Veriff? - An interview with Amber de Wolde

We chat with Amber, a Verification Team Lead, all about Veriff's Verification Department - how it operates day-to-day, what challenges they face, and what it takes to join the team!

"The Veriff team connected with me — the culture really attracted me here"

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"The Veriff team connected with me — the culture really attracted me here"

We chat with Roman Zolotarev, a member of Veriff's Verification Tools team, about what brought him to Veriff, his long career in software engineering, and what advice he'd give to anyone just starting out.

“A problem-solver mindset helps our company scale and come up with effective solutions daily”

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“A problem-solver mindset helps our company scale and come up with effective solutions daily”

We speak to one of our Technical Support Engineers, Ugur Gecgil, about moving from Turkey to Estonia to join Veriff, his career path, and how he's finding life in a new country.

Changing The Online World For Good With Veriff

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Changing The Online World For Good With Veriff

In a guest blog from Startup Adventures, Ucha Vekua spoke to our Head of Recruitment, Kristiine Kukk about daily life at Veriff, the challenges the business has faced during it's growth and the core values we stand for.

Setting Goals and Achieving Big Results in Sport and Professionally

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Setting Goals and Achieving Big Results in Sport and Professionally

We sat down with Henri Rästas, the Lead of Veriff's Extraction Team, and a self-proclaimed 'adrenaline junkie' to talk about his life before Veriff, his time with the company so far, and what he does outside the office.

Duncan Steblyna joins Veriff as our new VP of Product

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Duncan Steblyna joins Veriff as our new VP of Product

In another exciting appointment for Veriff, we’re thrilled to welcome Duncan Steblyna as our new Vice President of Product. I spoke to him about why he chose Veriff, and what he sees as the first big challenges in our product development.

Design & Research Collaboration at Veriff

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Design & Research Collaboration at Veriff

In this third and final blog post in our series, we discuss how design works together with research at Veriff.

Veriff's First Hackathon - Two More Exciting Entries

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Veriff's First Hackathon - Two More Exciting Entries

We speak to two more teams from Veriff's first hackathon - one who started creating a brand new product called Face Match, and the other who made a game you can play while you wait to be verified!

Amish Mody joins Veriff as our new Chief Finance Officer

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Amish Mody joins Veriff as our new Chief Finance Officer

Veriff welcomes a brand new CFO, Amish Mody, and talks to him about what brought him to Veriff, his time with Monese, and what he plans to tackle first in his new role.

I was excited about what Veriff aimed to achieve and wanted to be part of that

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I was excited about what Veriff aimed to achieve and wanted to be part of that

Luis Barragan has been a Team Lead at Veriff for a little over two years, seeing the company grow from 30 people to 300. We asked him all about his life before Estonia, his work before Veriff, and his new found love of photography.

A Headteacher Interning at a Start-Up – Only in Estonia!

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A Headteacher Interning at a Start-Up – Only in Estonia!

Veriff is taking part in the Educational Leaders’ Internship Program, and is pleased to welcome headteacher Siret Paasmäe to our team as part of the program. We spoke to both her and her mentor, Tiit Paananen, to see how the internship is going so far.

The Veriff Hackathon Winners - Canary Releases

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The Veriff Hackathon Winners - Canary Releases

We speak to Siim and Kateryna, members of the winning team during Veriff's first hackathon which took place in December 2020 all about their winning idea, canary releases, and the benefits it now offers Veriff.

Veriff's First Hackathon - An Interview with Kalev Rundu

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Veriff's First Hackathon - An Interview with Kalev Rundu

We interview Kalev Rundu, who was the spearhead behind our first-ever hackathon, which took place in December. He tells us about the beginning of the idea, the amazing pitches, the winning team, and what happens next.

I actually wouldn’t recommend this for any sane person

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I actually wouldn’t recommend this for any sane person

Joonatan Samuel is without doubt one of Veriff's brightest and most exciting young minds. We talk to him about his time in the company so far, the experiences he's gained during his career, and his love of running (even in winter!).

How We Measure The Impact of Design

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How We Measure The Impact of Design

In the second in a series of blogs, we discuss how design is being measured at Veriff, and how it helps us to make certain decisions.

Kaarel Kotkas talks to SafetyDetectives

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Kaarel Kotkas talks to SafetyDetectives

Our CEO, Kaarel Kotkas, was interviewed by SafetyDetectives.com, so we took the opportunity to share his interview right here. Enjoy!

Indrek Heinloo joins Veriff as our new COO

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Indrek Heinloo joins Veriff as our new COO

Veriff is excited to announce the arrival of Indrek Heinloo as our new COO. We caught up with him about his career so far, and his immediate plans in Veriff.

An interview with Kaarel & Janer about 5 years in Veriff

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An interview with Kaarel & Janer about 5 years in Veriff

It's Veriff's Birthday week! So we spoke to our CEO and COO about how they met, their first five years in Veriff, and what they see in their future.

Kaarel Kotkas Described as a Visionary

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Kaarel Kotkas Described as a Visionary

On an October morning, Veriff founder Kaarel Kotkas was speaking with Veiko Valkiainen about leadership. What does it take to be a great leader and a successful entrepreneur? How do you reach your goals? Tune in to hear Kaarel's thoughts on leadership.

How Design Can Improve Conversion

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How Design Can Improve Conversion

In the first in a series of blogs, we discuss how Veriff approaches design, and how this helps our partners welcome even more honest customers.

Veriff in NYC - An interview with Annie Bray Hines

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Veriff in NYC - An interview with Annie Bray Hines

Annie Bray Hines is a member of Veriff's revenue team in New York, and we wanted to learn a little more about what brought her to Veriff, what it's like to live in NYC, and what she gets up to outside of Veriff.

Maintaining a balance between physical and mental health

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Maintaining a balance between physical and mental health

Taivo is a man who first and foremost likes to maintain a balance between physical and mental health. With this balance, he’s able to put focus into starting and completing new and increasingly interesting challenges.

Piret Saag as our new Head of People Operations

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Piret Saag as our new Head of People Operations

Piret brings a wealth of experience in the start-up field, and a passion for company culture and values, so she’s excited to help Veriff keep building on strong foundations.

Veriff's a Lighthouse in Identity Verification Sector

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Veriff's a Lighthouse in Identity Verification Sector

Kaarel Kotkas, the founder and CEO of Veriff gave an interview to Baltic Startup Mafia podcast talking about how Veriff was started and where it is heading. Tune in!

You just need to be confident in taking chances

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You just need to be confident in taking chances

After my first attempt at an interview needed to be canceled due to a last minute scheduling issue, I was happy to be able to meetup with (via Zoom) Liisi to discuss her role in Veriff, and how she’s been able to use so many different experiences to further grow as a person and as a professional.

Everything you do should come straight from the heart

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Everything you do should come straight from the heart

On an uncharacteristically chilly/rainy day in July, I had the chance to interview (via Zoom) Ilia Aphtsiauri, one of the founding engineers in Veriff.

Webinar: How to Build Your AI Startup

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Webinar: How to Build Your AI Startup

Superangel hosted a Flash Webinar with Taivo Pungas, Veriff's Automation Lead, on building AI teams, products, and startups.

No Challenge Too Difficult

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No Challenge Too Difficult

Kateryna Porshnieva, sitting in her house and surrounded by greenery, took some time to discuss how and why she joined Veriff as the Engineering Team Lead and about her life in Ukraine before moving to Estonia. 

Mixing Work & Fun Together is Recipe for a Balanced Life

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Mixing Work & Fun Together is Recipe for a Balanced Life

Mixing Work and Fun Together is Tiit Paananen’s, Veriff VP Engineering, Recipe for a Balanced Life. Technology and internet trust levels are driving factors in his life, yet they are far from the only thing that interest him, as you'll see.

Veriff Welcomes Guy Zerega and Opens New York Office

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Veriff Welcomes Guy Zerega and Opens New York Office

Veriff welcomes Guy Zerega, a former Executive Vice President of Revenue of Stack Overflow. Zerega serves as the Senior Vice President of Sales at Veriff being in charge of building the company’s global sales organization and business expansion. He will also be leading Veriff’s New York Office.

Measuring the Impact of a Design System

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Measuring the Impact of a Design System

Veriff Senior Software Engineer, Rauno Freiberg gives us an inside look into the experience of building our new internal design system, Genoma.

The People of Veriff: We’re 300 Now!

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The People of Veriff: We’re 300 Now!

Growing team Veriff to over 300 people was a milestone came with a lot of challenges and rewards. Our Head of People Operations, Kristina Lilleõis, talks about the highs and lows for her team and beyond in this edition of The People of Veriff.

The People of Veriff: Hail the Hundredth!

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The People of Veriff: Hail the Hundredth!

Veriff's Head of People Operations writes a memo to her future self as our team reaches the 100-people landmark.

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