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.

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The Thirdfort philosophy

Security first

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!

Operate openly

We operate best when everyone can see the full picture. We’re constantly looking to increase visibility across our growing team.

Challenge anything

Better decisions come from constructive debate, regardless of seniority or experience. Our open culture empowers autonomy and accountability.

Own it

We take initiative and own the outcome, whether that’s working with clients, users, partners or as a team.

The journey so far

- 2022

- 2021

- 2020

- 2019

- 2018

March 2022

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.

Feb 2021

We partner with underwriting agent Inperio to offer reduced PI premiums to lawyers completing their AML checks with Thirdfort.

September 2020

We team up with TMGroup - the leading provider of property searches.

September 2020

We welcome our 30th team member to Thirdfort.

August 2020

We raise £1m in seed plus led by Funding Circle founders, just nine months after the last round

May 2020

X-Press partners with us to offer Thirdfort KYC and Source of Funds checks to conveyaners on their platform.

April 2020

We launch our integration with Index to offer their clients secure KYC and Source of Funds checks directly from their platform.

March 2020

We win £250k of funding from Innovate UK’s Smart Grant.

January 2020

We start the new year on a high – being chosen by The Times as their startup of 2019.

January 2020

And another one: we say hello to our client hub in Manchester.

December 2019

We open the doors to our brand-new development office in Sri Lanka.

October 2019

Mishcon de Reya leads our seed round to raise £700k. We’re on a roll.

July 2019

We proudly partner with Lawyer Checker – a leading property anti-fraud tech firm.

June 2019

We hit double-digits as our team grows to 10 people.

September 2018

Alex Chesterman, founder of Zoopla, invests £400k in our pre-seed round.

August 2018

It’s official. We get our license from the Financial Conduct Authority.

July 2018

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).

March 2018

We start building our app with a helping hand from Land Registry’s “Geovation accelerator” programme.

January 2018

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

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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.

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Interested? We’re always looking for talented people to join us.