Authenteq Announces First Female CEO

BERLIN - Sept. 20, 2021 - PRLog -- Authenteq announced today that Katarzyna Kazimierczak-Mrowińska is the new CEO, becoming the first woman to hold the title at the company.

Kazimierczak-Mrowińska has been with Authenteq since 2018, initially hired as the COO. In that role she collaborated closely with the company's founder and original CEO, Kári Thor Runarsson, the Board of Directors, and was a crucial part of setting up organizational and operational strategies, overseeing budgets and financial performance, building an inclusive culture, and securing funding rounds.

"Katarzyna, or Kasia as we call her, has been an integral part of our team since the day she joined and with my departure I can think of no better person to succeed me," says Runarsson. "She brings a wealth of knowledge and has proven to be both an effective and compassionate leader. The company is in great hands and I am thrilled to continue to support it through my role as a board member."

Kazimierczak-Mrowińska has been active in the tech sector, notably the blockchain and identity spaces, since 2015. The decision to promote Kazimierczak-Mrowińska to CEO is also in line with the Authenteq's gender parity goals. They are on track to reach a 50/50 ratio by the end of 2021 with women at every level within the company and present in all departments, a rarity in the male-dominated tech sector.

"I'm thrilled with Authenteq's decision to promote Kasia to CEO," says Tim Draper, founder of Draper Associates. "Having worked closely with her for the past few years, I truly don't think they could have named a better person to step into this role. She has the full support of the board and, of course, me." Draper is a board member and shareholder of Authenteq. Draper Associates also led Authenteq's Series A funding in 2019 and a Series A2 extension in June 2021.

Authenteq (, the world's first fully automated identity verification platform, established in 2015 has raised $8.2M ( USD in funding through a seed round, Series A, and a selection of grants. Kazimierczak-Mrowińska is preparing the company for Series B.

"The identity verification space is such an exciting space right now and I truly feel that Authenteq is on the brink of something big," says Kazimierczak-Mrowińska. "We have an incredible team, a clear vision, and I'm honored to lead the company as we move closer to making the internet a safer space one identity at a time."


Authenteq is the world's first fully automated identity verification platform. Their AI-powered eKYC system allows companies and services to onboard users in just 35 seconds with a verification process that requires only one piece of government-issued ID, a selfie, and a liveness check. Authenteq offers a safe and secure approach to identity verification at scale.
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