We are happy to announce, that Airbnb, the world’s leading marketplace for booking, discovering, and listing unique spaces around the world, has integrated Jumio’s Netverify into its new Verified Identifications feature. Jumio powers the offline identification portion of Airbnb’s new feature, enabling users to quickly scan and verify their government-issued photo ID. The new product is designed to increase transparency and provide users in the Airbnb community with information that may be valuable to them in making their decisions.
Using their computer cameras and Jumio’s Netverify, Airbnb users can now scan an image of their government-issued photo ID as part of the ID verification process. Jumio is currently integrated into the Airbnb web sign-up process, and will be launching on Airbnb’s mobile app in the near future.
“Airbnb and Jumio are great examples of companies who have applied new technologies and business processes to disrupt the old way of doing things in their respective spaces; lodging and authentication,” said Scott Weiss, partner, Andreessen Horowitz and Jumio board member. “It’s always exciting when two Andreessen Horowitz portfolio companies partner up to leverage each other’s innovations.”
“As collaborative consumption services like Airbnb continue to rapidly grow in popularity, it’s important that the marketplace owners create environments of transparency, community and trust,” said Daniel Mattes, CEO, Jumio. “With Verified Identification, Airbnb now gives a guest or host even more information about who they’re interacting with, built on a product that is fast and easy to use for both parties.”