Johnny Ayers

Founder and CEO at Socure
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An industry expert in the areas of fraud, authentication, and identity verification, Ayers is driven by the company’s mission to ensure 100% trusted identity for every application and transaction on the Internet.

Ayers recently led Socure’s $100 million Series D funding round, which catapulted the company to Unicorn status with a valuation of over $1 billion. He has helped craft, commercially scale, and deploy Socure’s industry-leading ID+ platform into some of the largest Fortune 500 companies.

Under Ayers, the company has received numerous industry awards and accolades including being named to “Forbes America’s Best Startup Employers 2021” and ranked number 70 on Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500™. Socure’s 500+ customers include Chime, Varo Money, Public, Stash, and DraftKings across the financial services, gaming, telecom, and eCommerce industries.

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