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Mark Straub CEO/CoFounder Smile Identity #digitalidentity

Mark Straub CEO/CoFounder Smile Identity a leading provider of digital KYC and authentication services across Africa. Smile’s facial recognition SDK and ID validation APIs enables banks, telecoms and fintechs to confirm the true identity of any smartphone user with just a Smartselfie. Previously, Mark led the Khosla Impact Fund, with investments in payments, solar, lending and ecommerce across Africa and India (Flutterwave, BBOXX, Branch, Kopo Kopo, Supermart.ng). Mark began his career in investment banking at Bank of America with later roles at DFJ in Menlo Park and Lok Capital in India. He is passionate about the power of technology and entrepreneurship to transform emerging markets.

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