Founded in 2015, Truepic offers systems to ensure photos haven’t been manipulated between capture and delivery. Companies can integrate its camera into their apps, helping them collect documentation or other visual evidence from users for applications of everything from insurance claims to loan approvals.
“The truth technology industry is in early innings, and solutions meant to detect manipulated photos and videos will fall flat as bad actors continuously improve the quality of their deception and synthetic media,” said James Wu of M12. “Pipelines for assuring the source and integrity of media through each lifecycle phase—from capture to editing and dissemination—will be key.”
Truepic has benefited from the rapid global uptake of fintech during the Covid-19 pandemic, a trend expected to continue even after lockdowns and other restrictions ease. A recent Facebook Inc. and Bain & Co. report estimated the bulk of venture capital investment in Southeast Asia is now going to fintech startups, which increasingly process documents and applications online.