For Jean Villedieu, co-founder and managing director of Linkurious, one of the most inspiring things about the company is the real-world impact its technology brings. By facilitating the investigation process, Linkurious Enterprise helps all kinds of organizations better tackle financial crime.
Around the world, organizations in both the public and private sectors are struggling to fight back against organized fraud and money laundering networks. In many cases, the technology they use to fight these criminals simply isn’t up to the task. Lots of organizations still rely on legacy solutions that generate too many false positives. At the same time, they miss the most damaging fraud and money laundering networks.
Linkurious Enterprise, based on graph analytics technology, brings context to the investigation process. Clients such as Zurich Insurance, Payoneer, or the Indian tax agency gain a deeper understanding of their customers and transactions and experience investigations that are 10x faster even as they detect threats that would have gone unnoticed in the past.
Several years ago, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) contacted Linkurious. They had a huge amount of data related to the secret world of offshore banking, but they were struggling to make sense of it. Linkurious gave them free use of Linkurious Enterprise, and with it 350 journalists around the world collaborated on the Panama Papers investigation. They published stories on money laundering, tax evasion, drug trafficking, corruption, and more.
Now, Linkurious works with tax agencies, financial institutions, and other organizations who are using the same tool as for the Panama Papers investigation - Linkurious Enterprise. “These organizations come to us because they want to replicate this story,” explains Jean Villedieu. “They want to stop the fraud and money laundering networks they are dealing with. And it’s very exciting to see this combination of innovation and real-world impact.”
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