Robin Tombs

Robin Tombs, founder and CEO of Yoti

Yoti looks to wow buyers in Barcelona

The London-based digital identity platform is one of six businesses chosen to represent the UK at the Mobile World Congress (MWC).

Yoti, a London-based digital identity platform, is one of six businesses joining the Department for International trade at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona this week.

DIT is hosting the largest ever UK Government pavilion at the event, showcasing the best of british tech to over 18,000 visitors through the week.

Minister for Investment, Graham Stuart, is attending the major tech event to support UK companies demonstrating their world class technology to international buyers.

The minister will meet with a number of businesses on his visit, as well as key inward investors such as Samsung and Cisco to reiterate their importance to the UK.

DIT is supporting a number of exporters at the show and will host demonstrations on its large showcase stand throughout the week.

One of the companies demonstrating its products at MWC is Yoti, which has developed a free app which allows users to transfer their ID onto their phone, giving people a simpler, faster and more secure way to prove their identity online and in person.

Having already raised multi-million pounds worth of investment and having recently launched in India, Yoti is hoping its presence at MWC will help the company secure more work and raise awareness of its platform among top investors.

Speaking after their first day at MWC, Robin Tombs, founder and CEO of Yoti, told BQ: “It’s given us great profile to be presenting on the DIT stand on the first day of MWC. The DIT have introduced us to some great businesses. 

“Today we’ve had good meetings with one of the largest European telecommunications companies and one of the world’s largest payment service providers. Having just broken through 500,000 installs a few days ago, it’s already an exciting time for us and it’s going to be a very busy three days for us here.”

Minister for investment, Graham Stuart, said: “The Department for International Trade is transforming the way UK businesses find export and investment opportunities. That’s why I’m delighted to see so many companies showcasing the very best of our creative and technology industries at this year’s Mobile World Congress.

“As an international economic department we will continue to use events such as this not only to boost UK exports, but also to help businesses of all sizes forge ties and build relationships with potential buyers and investors.”

The other companies involved in the DIT pavilion include Pixelpin; Zeeta Networks; Flexenable; Planet Computers and Unmanned Life.