Hack To Start Ep.139: Stephen Ufford, co-founder and CEO at Trulioo

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Stephen Ufford is the founder and CEO of Trulioo.

Ufford decided to become an entrepreneur after high school in order to pursue his idea of enabling online credit reports after seeing first hand how out-of-date the process was. He launched iQuiri in 2000 and within three years, it was acquired.

Following his mantra of creating impact, Ufford went on to create two more companies following his early success, both within very similar markets. These startups were also acquired.

Today, Ufford is working on his fourth startup, Trulioo, which has raised over $25 million to create the leading global identity verification service, and provide instant electronic identity and address verification for 4 billion people in 60+ countries.

Ufford joins us to share his story, how he got into startups, what it’s been like building four startups in the FinTech industry, his advice on how to approach fundraising, why he focuses not on product-market fit, but creating impact, what it’s like building a startup in Vancouver, and much more!

Hack To Start is a weekly podcast focused on interesting people and the innovative ways they achieve success hosted by @FrancoVarriano and @TylerCopeland.