Government technology investment firm Enlightenment Capital announced a newly branded company and its investment in a second, both focused on biometrics and identity management.
Infinite ID is going to market as an identity software and biometric solutions provider to federal, state and local government agencies in support of validation and background checks. That company acquired fellow identify management software company PrintScan, which also specializes in fingerprint solutions.
A second transaction involves Enlightenment’s backing of Laxton Group, a provider of proprietary software and hardware systems for transaction-heavy programs such as elections and law enforcement.
“The demand for biometrics to bolster identity verification and national security is growing at a tremendous pace and requires innovation and investment,” said Thomas Young, a vice president at Enlightenment Capital.
“Laxton and Infinite ID fit squarely in Enlightenment’s effort to support businesses that provide critical and high-reliability solutions to promote security, protect organizational missions, and empower government and commercial clients,” he added.
PrintScan’s founder Tom Van Schuyler has been appointed chief executive at Infinite ID to oversee that company’s push for growth.
“The launch of Infinite ID and the partnership with Enlightenment Capital strengthen our capacity to serve our customers, add new technologies to our platform, and enter new private and government markets,” he said.