A dynamic global team of innovators

Our story

Our story

Zwipe is a technology company enabling battery-less, ultra-low-power, self-contained biometric authentication solutions for payment cards and wearable devices. With an ecosystem of customers including global brands within digital security and financial services, Zwipe is "making convenience safe and secure" for banks, merchants and consumers. Zwipe’s intellectual property portfolio enables the heightened security offered by biometrics without impeding the convenience of contactless. By protecting the user’s personal information and right to privacy Zwipe is directly addressing the data theft pitfalls inherent in traditional authentication methods.

Founded and headquartered in Oslo, Norway our growing team is represented by 14 different nationalities in ten countries across five time zones - from Colorado Springs to Singapore.

Biometrics and payment

Zwipe’s technology addresses the data pitfalls inherent in traditional authentication methods by enabling a simple and cost-efficient integration of off the shelf fingerprint sensors into devices that are currently used to complete transactions. Zwipe’s proprietary mix of power harvesting and management systems, biometric algorithms, manufacturing methods and know-how work seamlessly to create a secure, fast and intuitive authentication experience for users of biometric payment cards or biometric enabled wearable payments devices.

Driven by user experience

At the heart of Zwipe’s value proposition is the idea that - through the intelligent application of biometrics - consumers will be able to utilize payment cards, wearable devices and a host of other products more frequently because they will be more secure. Our belief that superior user experience will push practical innovation.

Our partners

Zwipe’s technology connects the world of biometrics with the world of payments. We have both technical and commercial cooperation with payment network providers and have worked closely with banks and issuers since our founding to enable a more convenient means of authentication. We have long-standing partnerships with leading semiconductor, fingerprint sensor and digital security providers, all key enablers of our platform, while we work closely with leading technology companies co-developing solutions and integrations that work across the payments ecosystem.

EU Horizon

EU Horizon

Zwipe AS has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 730355.