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December 13, 2023: New Episode: A Founder Flashback
The latest news from a long-time Founder, 5 biggest founder f**k ups, and a quick events preview
Founder Flashback: Kirk Simpson
Today, our spotlight shines on an entrepreneurial trailblazer whose journey has been a whirlwind of groundbreaking successes.
Enter Kirk Simpson, a visionary Founder and CEO who's not just making waves but reshaping the very fabric of the tech realm. He's the mastermind behind Qui Identity, now poised for a groundbreaking metamorphosis into a brand-new entity: Confirm.
What is Confirm?
Formerly Qui Identity - Confirm is empowering individuals to infuse trust into their day-to-day exchanges. In an era where your identity holds immense significance, fostering certainty about who you are forms the bedrock of establishing reliable connections.
Yet, navigating this terrain in our digital epoch presents a formidable challenge. Identifying and validating individuals pose significant hurdles, leaving us vulnerable to malevolent actors. Consequently, online trust languishes at an all-time low. Imagine being able to confirm the identity behind each digital interaction—a powerful deterrent against deceitful practices and misconduct.
Their mission is to elevate trust within your online engagements. By harnessing government-issued identification, our platform enables users to forge a verified digital identity, safeguarded and under their exclusive control. This ConfirmID becomes a portable asset, empowering you to extend trust across future digital rendezvous.
In late 2023, Confirm debuted, placing emphasis on peer-to-peer marketplaces. By furnishing a secure means to verify identities, our platform injects trust and assurance into online transactions. This breakthrough catalyzes Facebook Marketplace and other sprawling buy/sell platforms, empowering billions of users with newfound confidence.
Today we go back through the archives and check out all of the progress and milestones from Kirk over the past few years.
Lessons Learned from a Massive Exit
Kirk joined a recent TechTO to explain the secrets behind one of his massive exits and exactly how the deal came together. See how he built his company and made a successful exit.
The 5 Biggest F**k Ups
In a past TechTO Fireside, Kirk joined the TechTO community to chat about his Top 5 F**k Ups as a Founder so you can see what to avoid.
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