Credas named best emerging technology at the Wales Online Digital Awards

Credas, which provides a facial recognition solution to speed up identity verification, has been named the best emerging technology at the Wales Online Digital Awards.

Held last Friday, the awards were aimed at shining a light on the people and organisations driving innovation and growth across the Welsh technology industry.

Based in Cardiff, the firm has developed a suite of products and services that allow users to verify 4000 types of identification. They provide a secure, easy way to match ID photos to real people.

Speaking about the award, Credas CEO Rhys David said: “Wales is becoming well-known for its thriving digital sector and is home to so many exciting tech businesses, with more being developed every day.

“We were up against some outstanding companies at the Wales Digital Awards and to be recognised as a leading digital innovator among such tough competition is amazing.

Last month, the company celebrated its first year in business. Over the past few months, it’s grown to a team of fourteen people and is catering for more than 50 customers.

They operate in areas such as estate agency, accountancy, legal, recruitment, and construction. Credas also recently signed up a cryptocurrency client, marking the move into a new sector.

Along with the Wales Online award, the start-up was shortlisted for an ESTnet gong earlier this year, and it’s formed partnerships with ESTAS (The Estate Agent of the Year Awards) and The Guild of Property Professionals.

Rhys added: “We have an exceptional team behind us at Credas who work incredibly hard at driving innovation, and to win this award is really a testament to their dedication. It’s been an exceptional year for us and we’ve managed to surpass all expectations we had for our first year in business.”

 “Our technology can help any business where a customer needs to be verified, and we’ve developed a quick and easy way to help businesses fulfil this, with the peace of mind that they’re compliant and that the data is fully secure.”