Attestiv launches to validate authenticity of digital media

Attestiv is live.

Established in 2018, the Massachusetts-based company and a team of ~11 offers a platform to validate and secure the authenticity of digital media with its technology that utilizes patent-pending, AI-based “perceptual fingerprinting” on a blockchain that enables digital media such as photos, videos, documents, and sensor data to become virtually tamper-proof.

The company intends to serve different industries including insurance, IoT, and media. “We verify the authenticity of photos and videos and make them tamper-proof via our APIs for Underwriting, Claims, Subrogation, Special investigations.”

“Attestiv’s trusted self-service workflow enables my clients to send data and media files directly from their mobile phones making it easy to sync with my agency management system. From there, I can send it right to the insurance company. It saves my employees a lot of steps in the process which frees up more time.” – Charles Zammito of Zammito Insurance, a Massachusetts P&C Insurance agency.

Attestiv is cofounded by Nicos Vekiarides (CEO), John Bates (CTO) and Mark Morley (COO). Nicos Vekiarides and John Bates, both startup veterans, were co-founders of TwinStrata, sold to EMC in 2014 and part of the founding team at StorageApps, sold to HP.

“Attestiv represents the new standard for photo and media authentication across many business sectors. Trusted photo and media workflows bring value, integrity, and efficiency to a variety of industries.” – Nicos Vekiarides.

Finally, the company closed a ~$2 million Seed round led by Castle Island Ventures, with participation from Plug and Play Ventures and Mentors Fund.