About BioID

The German face recognition company

BioID’s mission is rooted in the belief that anonymous biometric authentication empowers users to fortify their online identities discreetly.

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Originally a research project at the German research institute Fraunhofer IIS, BioID technology became an independent company in 1998. With its R&D based in Nuremberg, BioID is a pioneer in Biometrics as a Service offering facial recognition, certified liveness detection, a patented periocular recognition and the industry-acclaimed PhotoVerify service for convenient 24/7 identity proofing.

About BioID the world's first cloud biometric service



As a leader and the world’s first cloud-based biometric services, BioID sets the highest standards for a secure biometric SaaS particularly for online face recognition. Shortly after its founding, BioID provided one of the world’s first truly multimodal biometrics applications for Windows login based on the way you look.

About BioID, a biometrics company made in germany

Made in Germany

With operations in Switzerland and the USA, BioID is privately held and has its research center in Germany. Years of successful implementation across businesses, banks, and governmental organizations have demonstrated the strength of our technology.

About BioID’s Leadership

Our Team at BioID consists of talented, experienced people, most of whom have been in the industry for decades.
Driven by the same passion for secure, easy-to-use, privacy-enhancing biometrics that users can trust, their expertise spans from Al, IT, SEO and Software Development to Marketing and Business Strategies.
BioID, Ann-Kathrin Freiberg VP for Business Development and Marketing

Ann-Kathrin Freiberg


Ann-Kathrin is responsible for the company’s strategy concerning communications and brand positioning. With a M.Sc. in Marketing Management, Ann-Kathrin has a special focus on B2B technology marketing.

Overseeing the market, she is also responsible for business development and identifying growth opportunities. She is in active contact with clients and partners and ensures continuous exchange for maintaining BioID’s position at the forefront of innovation in biometrics.

About BioID, CTO Dr. Robert Frischholz

Dr. Robert Frischholz


With BioID as his brainchild and over 20 years of experience, Robert leads all algorithmic development and is responsible for keeping the company at the technological forefront. As a specialist for biometric AI, he leverages the latest technical advancements for continuously optimizing BioID’s technology.

Robert studied Computer Science, specializing in pattern recognition, at Erlangen University. Among others, he has been honored by Marquis Who’s Who since 1998 for his outstanding contributions to the fields of image processing, motion analysis, and biometrics.

About BioID, CEO Ho Chang

Ho Chang


Ho graduated from The University of Toronto in Computer Science and Mathematics and has more than 20 years of CEO-level experience in the biometric field and IT industry. He has worked for companies such as Hewlett-Packard, where he assembled extensive knowledge and long-term experience in software and IT security.

Under his guidance, BioID’s biometric authentication solutions could prove itself through many years of use.

BioID, Alexandra Atsüren, Marketing Manager

Alexandra Atsüren


As BioID’s Marketing Manager, Alexandra co-operates closely with all of BioID’s departments. Alexandra has valuable experience in B2B Marketing and Communications for industry and healthcare customers. Before taking her career a step further as a member of the company, she studied Business Administration with a focus on Marketing.

She is responsible for the development and implementation of BioID’s marketing and branding strategies, while also operating social media and the general communication. 

BioID, Hagen Zurek SVP Software Development

Hagen Zurek


As the mastermind behind BioID’s framework and BioID’s Web service, Hagen ensures that the BioID software and design architecture is secure, scalable and overall flawless.

Hagen studied Computer Science, specializing in algorithms, pattern recognition, neural networks and genetic programming at Erlangen University and can also count an over 20-year experience to his name.

BioID, Wolfgang Hoffmann, CFO

Wolfgang Hoffmann


In addition to holding the CFO position for BioID, Wolfgang is also the CEO of a leading financial services firm in Austria. He has worked as an independent tax advisor since 1984 and as a financial auditor since 2002.

Currently, he is responsible for BioID’s finances and holds the position as board member supporting the direction and growth of the company.

BioID, Dr. Ajay K Lha, President India

Dr. Ajay K. Jha


With over 28 years of working experience, Ajay supports BioID as President in India & UAE as an expert in areas like advanced data analytics, artificial neural networks, AI & soft computing. Ajay is taking BioID’s innovation to markets where process optimization, prediction using AI techniques and BioID’s patented solutions are long-awaited.

He is an alumnus of Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur as well as the University of Toronto. During his PhD, he pursued Big Data Analytics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a post-doc fellow from Queen’s.

AbouT BioID, Information Security Officer Robert Schwarz

Robert Schwarz


Robert has 25 years of IT Industry experience, including 13 years spent focusing on information security. He has a strong foundation in Secure Information Management, which he gained during his studies at Erlangen University.

Throughout his career, he has held various roles in Network Administration, System Architecture, and Data Management. With his expertise and commitment to excellence, he plays a crucial role in protecting our organization and its stakeholders, upholding high standards of information security in an ever-changing digital landscape.

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About BioID, ISO/IEC 30107 liveness detection compliance
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BioID’s Liveness Detection is compliant with ISO/IEC 30107.

Liveness detection was successfully audited by TÜV Informationstechnik GmbH (TÜViT) in Germany against criteria based on FIDO Biometric Certification Requirements v1.1 and ISO/IEC 30107-3:2017. TÜViT is an accredited biometric testing laboratory experienced in regulated third-party testing and FIDO certifications.

ISO/IEC 30107-3 is the international standard for presentation attack detection. It includes methods for performance assessment of PAD mechanisms. It gives guidance on how to report testing results from evaluations of presentation attack detection mechanisms. Also, the ISO standard includes a classification of known attack types. The attack classes can be grouped into levels A, B, and C or 1, 2, and 3.

In addition to the independent testing procedure conducted by TÜViT, BioID’s liveness detection has also been validated during a customer’s FIDO biometric component certification. This certification is based on the standards ISO 19795 and ISO 30107. The identity verification solution including BioID PAD is one of the world’s first to achieve this certification. During the certification process, BioID’s liveness detection underwent evaluation with hundreds of spoofing attacks using various materials, such as photo prints, 3D avatars, and video projection.

BioID Liveness Detection is compliant with ANSSI’s (The National Information Systems Security Agency) standard for Remote Identity Verification Providers (PVID). In 2022, BioID was successfully tested as part of a PVID-certified identity verification solution.

About BioID, TUEV ISO 27001 certification information security management system
More About TÜV ISO/IEC 27001

ISO/IEC 27001 certification is a globally recognized standard for information security management systems (ISMS). It forms part of a framework series known as the ISO 27000 series. ISO 27001, however, centers explicitly around Information Security Management System (ISMS) requirements. An Information Security Management System (ISMS) concerns all your policies, practices, personnel, documentation, and controls. It then compares this with the ISO 27001 standard and how you preserve ISO 27001’s three core pillars of information security: confidentiality, integrity, and availability. This certification demonstrates our commitment to protecting and managing our customers’ data.

The biometric industry and the industries in which our clients operate are heavily regulated. BioID offers biometric authentication software and handles sensitive private data. Therefore, our information security management system (ISMS) must comply with a data security protocol like ISO 27001 to prevent breaches and ensure we stay on the right side of industry-specific regulations.

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