Charles Nouyrit, founder and CEO of MyID.is, says he is „happy because he is doing serious business“. His company MyID.is has been founded in March 2007 and is privately held with Charles acting as a business angel. MyID is offering a digital identification platform where users can certify their ID worldwide and thus improve their trustability online. Charles points out: „It might sound naive, but we want to make the internet a better and safer place.“
Users pay only once between €2-5 in order to get access to MyId’s platform. With some thousand users today, MyID.is is still in the alpha version. According to Charles, the platform will be launched at the end of January.
Unlike MyId’s American competitor BeenVerified.com, where your ID is certified with your social security number, MyID’s verification process is based on your credit card and your bank as well as your personal address.
Charles has been working with the internet since 1983 – MyID is his sixth venture, with two companies in the telecoms and three in the internet business. Not all of his ventures have been successful, but Charles points out: „That’s part of the game. As an entrepreneur you take risks, so sometimes you fail. These are actually your best lessons since you only start analyzing when you failed. You will never learn from your success.“