We are Thirdfort
Thirdfort was founded by school friends Olly Thornton-Berry and Jack Bidgood after a friend was defrauded out of £25,000 whilst buying a flat, despite having gone through countless anti-fraud checks with multiple professionals.
With fraud and money laundering skyrocketing, regulated professionals are struggling to keep pace with their compliance obligations. Thirdfort turns compliance into a competitive advantage, offering beautifully secure onboarding for regulated businesses operating across legal and property.
The Thirdfort philosophy
We set the standards when it comes to security. We understand our responsibilities so we don’t cut any corners. And our clients' security underpins everything we do.
Go above & beyond
We’re passionate about going the extra mile for our users, clients and partners.
In it together
We operate best as a team. We have each others' backs and are enjoying the journey!
We operate best when everyone can see the full picture. We’re constantly looking to increase visibility across our growing team.
Better decisions come from constructive debate, regardless of seniority or experience. Our open culture empowers autonomy and accountability.
We take initiative and own the outcome, whether that’s working with clients, users, partners or as a team.
The journey so far
We close our £15m Series A round lead by Breega, Element Ventures, and with participation from the founders of ComplyAdvantage, Funding Circle, Tessian, Fenergo and Fidel.
We partner with underwriting agent Inperio to offer reduced PI premiums to lawyers completing their AML checks with Thirdfort.
We team up with TMGroup - the leading provider of property searches.
We welcome our 30th team member to Thirdfort.
We raise £1m in seed plus led by Funding Circle founders, just nine months after the last round
X-Press partners with us to offer Thirdfort KYC and Source of Funds checks to conveyaners on their platform.
We launch our integration with Index to offer their clients secure KYC and Source of Funds checks directly from their platform.
We win £250k of funding from Innovate UK’s Smart Grant.
We start the new year on a high – being chosen by The Times as their startup of 2019.
And another one: we say hello to our client hub in Manchester.
We open the doors to our brand-new development office in Sri Lanka.
Mishcon de Reya leads our seed round to raise £700k. We’re on a roll.
We proudly partner with Lawyer Checker – a leading property anti-fraud tech firm.
We hit double-digits as our team grows to 10 people.
Alex Chesterman, founder of Zoopla, invests £400k in our pre-seed round.
It’s official. We get our license from the Financial Conduct Authority.
We take things up a notch with Mischon de Reya’s “MDR LAB” programme, which helps tech startups in the legal space (hint: that’s us).
We start building our app with a helping hand from Land Registry’s “Geovation accelerator” programme.
Jack and Olly start Thirdfort after hearing their friend was defrauded out of £25,000 when trying to buy a home.
Meet the team behind Thirdfort
Backed by leading investors, entrepreneurs and industry experts
We’re proud to be supported and advised by some of the best names in the business. To date, we’ve raised £20m in capital from leading fintech investors including Breega and Element Ventures. We’re licensed by the FCA and backed by world class founders including the founders of Zoopla, ComplyAdvantage, Funding Circle, Tessian, Fenergo, and Fidel.