In a lineup of carefully selected startups showcasing cutting-edge innovations in fintech and AI, Wink's innovation in the various areas of facial and voice recognition, especially with its new voice liveness detection technology using generative AI, biometrically enhanced human presence check for validating financial transactions, and the use of multi-modal biometrics in a multitude of banking and payment use cases, drew one of the largest amount of votes, solidifying its position as an industry frontrunner.

Wink is pleased to work with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Digital Chassis Connected Services to demonstrate a new camera-based driver recognition and handsfree payment technology for the connected car market. Through our work together, we look forward to showcasing how we can bring to market unique frictionless payment experiences as automakers shift to software-defined vehicle architectures

Wink is on a mission to eliminate identity theft and payments fraud on the internet while enhancing user convenience and speed for e-commerce transactions. Wink announced the successful close of a pre-seed funding round of $2.85 million, highly oversubscribed against its goal of $1 million. Wink’s biometric payments and identity platform uses advanced face, voice and device recognition combined with AI and Machine learning, to truly eliminate passwords and card numbers from e-commerce. The venture was launched by serial entrepreneur Deepak Jain, who has previously built transformational businesses and products in the NFC payments, neobanking, blockchain and cross border payment spaces.