Moroccan Yassine Mountacif Combats Identity Theft with Facial Biometrics

By : Melchior Koba

Date : vendredi, 29 septembre 2023 15:04

He leverages facial biometrics to thwart identity theft and guarantee a high level of confidentiality. His innovation earned him several awards and recognitions. 

Yassine Mountacif (photo) is a young Moroccan-born entrepreneur. He began his studies in Morocco, where he finished his classes (CPGE) in 2011. He then entered the French engineering school Mines Nancy, graduating in materials engineering in 2013. In 2017, he also graduated from Ecole Polytechnique with an engineering degree. He then attended the University of California, Berkeley, where he earned a Master’s in Entrepreneurship and Innovation. 

In 2017, he decided to embark on an entrepreneurial adventure and set up his own company, Unissey where he serves as the CEO. Through the tech company, he offers a facial biometric authentication solution that gives everyone unique and intuitive access to everyday services using only their facials as the authentication method.  

Unissey relies on cutting-edge algorithms that combine live detection and facial comparison, to thwart attempted identity theft and guarantee a high level of security and confidentiality. The company has positioned itself as a major player in facial biometrics in France and abroad. Its clients include well-known companies in the banking, insurance, e-commerce, and healthcare sectors.

Unissey's success is underpinned by a talented and passionate team of experts led by Yassine Mountacif, a visionary and ambitious leader attached to his home country. 

A former research and development engineer (2015) at French automotive supplier Valeo, Yassine Mountacif has been celebrated for his works and innovation. In 2019, he was listed on the Forbes France 30 Under 30 list. 

Melchior Koba


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