Passage, a biometric user authentication startup, emerged from stealth announcing the availability of its public beta along with $4 million of new funding led by LiveOak Venture Partners with participation from Next Coast Ventures, Tau Ventures, Secure Octane, and various angel investors. Passage takes a developer-first and biometric-first approach to passwordless authentication, enabling users to log in to web applications with Face ID, Touch ID, Windows Hello, and other biometrics built into their devices.
With the close of this funding, Passage is making its public beta available and inviting developers to start building with Passage here. It will be expanding the platform in the coming months to include support for additional authentication methods, extensibility features, mobile support, and additional guides to help developers get up and running. It will also use the new capital to expand its team.
Cole Hecht, Passage’s Co-founder and CEO, said: “This financing will allow us to introduce Passage to more developers, and deliver more ‘ah-ha’ moments when people sign up for websites with Face ID, Touch ID, or Windows Hello for the first time.”