Trustev, a company that specialises in fraud prevention, won the Enterprise and Big Data category in the South by Southwest (SXSW) accelerator competition in Austin, Texas.
The competition, which was held during the weekend, saw 48 startups pitch their ideas in categories such as social, health, and entertainment. The festival has developed a reputation for unearthing new tech companies before they made it big, with the likes of Twitter, Uber and Foursquare appearing there during their early days.
Speaking about the win, Trustev CEO Pat Phelan said the team was “over the moon” as the company prepares to open its New York office in a few weeks time.
The company prevents online fraud by using your social profiles to verify your identity. It analyses the metadata behind your profiles to determine you are who you say you are.
The company recently moved into physical stores by launching a retail version of its service, allowing customers to log in using their Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn data to verify their identity before purchase.
Ken Murphy graduated from University College Cork in 1987 with an Electrical Engineering degree before moving to the US as a Network Design Engineer with BellSouth Corporation. His return to Ireland in 1989 heralded a career which concentrated on the multinational sector, and involved working with companies such as Apple Computer, Cabletron, FMC Automotive, Moog, General Semiconductor and Technicolor.
Ken is a specialist in quality management, purchasing, logistics and supply chain management. He has significant expertise and experience in managing the changing demands of the global media, electronics and automotive sectors at operational and project management levels.
Ken leads CareerWise Recruitment’s Cork operations. He has served on local and national committees of IPICS (The Supply Chain Management Institute), CIPD, the Cork Electronics Industry Association (CEIA), and has completed a three-year term as Chair of the UCC Alumni Board.
Ken has recently been elected as a Director of the Cork Chamber for a four year term to help promote business and drive policy objectives for the Cork Region
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