About Hanko.io

Hanko.io enables the switch to secure and completely passwordless multifactor authentication. The company is a member of the international FIDO Alliance and the first European provider of a certified FIDO solution. With the FIDO Developer API Hanko addresses especially software developers in companies. The customers include international software and cloud providers, the public sector and companies from the financial and healthcare sectors.

Press releases

9. December 2020

Hanko.io, startup for passwordless authentication, closes seed funding with investors from HTGF and PAYONE founders

The company from Kiel, Germany closes their first investment round successfully. With the High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF) and PAYONE founders Carl Frederic Zitscher and Jan Kanieß, Hanko wins over experienced partners for innovative technology and growth. The capital will be used for further product development and the implementation of the go-to-market strategy. For apps on smartphones and tablets biometric procedures such as Touch ID and Face ID have been established since long. In brow

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Ringstraße 19
24114 Kiel

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31. Mar 2020



Axel Nitsch

Principal / Authorized Signatory