Know Your Customer Heads to Crédit Agricole Accelerator, ‘Le Village’

May 25, 2018         By: Payment Week

Dublin, 25 May 2018 – Smart technology client verification solution provider Know Your Customer (KYC) is taking part in a one-week accelerator programme in Paris hosted by Le Village, the accelerator supported by Crédit Agricole, between 28 May and 2 June. Know Your Customer (KYC) provides digital solutions which quickly and accurately identify and verify companies and individuals prior to client on-boarding. The comprehensive client identity verification solutions from KYC are making compliance officers’ lives easier by helping with compliance, risk and client on- boarding functions, ensuring companies can accurately and confidently conduct their KYC and AML functions.

‘Le Village’: Supporting Startups

‘Le Village’ is supported by Crédit Agricole Regional Banks and works in partnership with local service providers (such as lawyers, bankers, local Chambers of Commerce etc.) with the aim of contributing to open innovation. As interconnected ecosystems, ‘Le Village’ operates a vast national and international network in which startups and large companies can circulate and enter into business relationships, regardless of their location. ‘Le Village’ has offices in France, and in 25 major cities around the world including;

  • New York
  • London
  • Moscow
  • Shanghai
  • Seoul
  • Tokyo
  • Singapore

One-week Business Acceleration Programme

On winning The Fintech Startup Challenge (Dublin) in March, Know Your Customer was invited to participate in a tailor-made one-week acceleration programme hosted at ‘Le Village’’s premises at 55 Rue la Boétie in Paris. The programme includes structured talks as well as meetings with some of France’s largest corporations. Emphasis is placed on learning about;

  • the administrative processes involved in setting up a business in France and associated financial support
  • rolling out solutions in the French market
  • French startups, corporations and investors

Keiron O’Brien, director at KYC said of Know Your Customer’s participation in the programme,

“We are really proud to have been invited on the accelerator programme in Paris. ‘Le Village’ is a hugely respected accelerator and participation will give us invaluable exposure to the French market and some of the country’s largest corporations. In the past three years more than 300 startups have taken part in programmes run by ‘Le Village’ – we are in great company, and it is fantastic validation of the work we have done so far.’


About Know Your Customer
Know Your Customer (KYC) provides digital solutions that quickly and accurately identify and verify companies and individuals prior to client on-boarding. Our easy-to-use solutions offer quick ultimate Beneficial Owner identification, document collection, Digital ID verification and automated anti-money laundering checks in multiple languages across multiple jurisdictions. This comprehensive client identity verification solution from KYC helps with compliance, risk and client on-boarding functions, ensuring companies can accurately and confidently conduct their KYC and AML functions.

For more information visit www.knowyourcustomer.com or follow Know Your Customer on LinkedIn or Twitter.