Submit Sequence-B, anti-fraud platform SEON acquires AML startup Complytron for a rumoured €2.5M •

Budapest-based SEON, — an anti-fraud platform which seems at a buyer’s ‘digital footprint’ to weed out false accounts and thus forestall fraudulent transactions —  has acquired compliance and AML specialist agency,  Complytron, additionally based mostly out of Budapest.

Phrases of the deal weren’t formally launched, however sources mentioned the deal was within the area of €2.5M, though SEON declined to remark. Complytron had beforehand raised €257,000 from Budapest-based CVC Hiventures.

Complytron’s co-founder and CEO, Oliver Lebhardt, will be part of SEON together with co-founder and UX lead, Abris Gryllus. A SEON spokesperson mentioned the acquisition provides AML capabilities to SEON’s fraud-fighting platform, which can allow it to supply a wider increase of anti-fraud and AML providers.

SEON competes with Emailage, Iovation, Threatmetrix, however seems closely at social media accounts to weed out fraudsters. Final yr it raised a $94 million Sequence B funding spherical led by Silicon Valley-based IVP.

SEON claims the addition of Complytron’s functionality means it will likely be in a position to get rid of the necessity for separate searches throughout completely different AML databases, comparable to worldwide sanctions and crime lists, Politically Uncovered  Individuals (PEP) databases, and watch lists of supervisory authorities and nationwide legislation enforcement, comparable to Interpol and the FBI.

In a press release, Tamas Kadar, co-founder and CEO of SEON, commented: “Lower than a yr on from our $94M Sequence B, we’re executing on our mission to battle  fraud and fight cash laundering… Quite than constructing an AML resolution from the bottom up, it made good sense for us to amass Complytron’s intensive and progressive algorithms  and worldwide databases – in addition to the experience of its proficient group.”

Lebhardt added: “We’ve watched the SEON story unfold, maintaining with the enterprise alongside its thrilling development trajectory. It’s now nice to be part of the mission, and to play a task in combining fraud prevention and AML instruments right into a single supply.”

As a part of the deal, SEON acquires full rights to Complytron’s applied sciences, in addition to the corporate’s workers, together with its devoted AML group.

SEON was additionally named the hottest cyber safety startup for 2022 by The Europas Awards, held yearly.

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