Unit21 Awarded as Technology Pioneer by World Economic Forum

  • The World Economic Forum announced its selection of the 100 most promising Technology Pioneers of 2021 - companies that are shaping industries from healthcare to retail and many more.
  • This year’s cohort includes representation from 26 economies on six continents with reach far beyond traditional tech hubs like Silicon Valley.
  • Unit21 is the leader in no-code risk, fraud, & compliance software, offering businesses a flexible command center enhancing operational agility to fight fraud.
  • The full list of Technology Pioneers can be viewed here.

SAN FRANCISCO--()--Unit21, the San Francisco based company that is building no-code enterprise tools to fight financial crime, was selected among hundreds of candidates as one of the World Economic Forum’s “Technology Pioneers”.

The World Economic Forum’s Technology Pioneers are early to growth-stage companies from around the world that are involved in the use of new technologies and innovation that are poised to have a significant impact on business and society.

With their selection as Technology Pioneer, CEO Trisha Kothari of Unit21 will be invited to participate at World Economic Forum activities, events and discussions throughout the year. Unit 21 will also contribute to Forum initiatives over the next two years, working with global leaders to help address key industry and societal issues.

“We’re excited to welcome Unit21 to our 2021 cohort of Technology Pioneers,” says Susan Nesbitt, Head of the Global Innovators Community, World Economic Forum. “Unit21 and its fellow pioneers are developing technologies that can help society solve some of its most pressing issues. We look forward to their contribution to the World Economic Forum in its commitment to improving the state of the world.”

“Beyond the acknowledgement as a pioneer by the World Economic Forum, we’re able to contribute as a stakeholder across artificial intelligence, digital identity, and financial and monetary systems,” said Unit21’s CEO, Trisha Kothari.

“We are approaching the problem of a dire lack of computer science talent - by lowering the technical barriers it takes to solve complicated operational, data, workflow, and detection problems. We believe that this will be the key to empowering the next decade of companies that should no longer have to bank their success on hiring the best engineers to build operations tooling internally,” said Unit21’s CTO Clarence Chio. Unit21 looks forward to contributing to the Forum dialogues on these challenges.

For the first time in the community’s history, over 30% of the cohort are led by women. The firms also come from regions all around the world, extending their community far beyond Silicon Valley. This year’s cohort includes start-ups from 26 countries, with UAE, El Salvador, Ethiopia and Zimbabwe represented for the first time.

The diversity of these companies extends to their innovations as well. 2021 Tech Pioneer firms are shaping the future by advancing technologies such as AI, IoT, robotics, blockchain, biotechnology and many more. The full list of Technology Pioneers can be found here.

Technology Pioneers have been selected based on the community’s selection criteria, which includes innovation, impact and leadership as well as the company’s relevance with the World Economic Forum’s Platforms.

All info on this year’s Technology Pioneers can be found here: http://wef.ch/techpioneers21
More information on past winners, information on the community and the application link can be found here.

About Unit21:
Founded in 2018 and based in San Francisco, Unit21 helps protect businesses against adversaries through a simple API and dashboard for detecting and managing money laundering, fraud, and other sophisticated risks across multiple industries. For more information, visit: https://www.unit21.ai/

About World Economic Forum:
The World Economic Forum, committed to improving the state of the world, is the International Organization for Public-Private Cooperation. The Forum engages the foremost political, business and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas. (www.weforum.org)

About the Technology Pioneers:
The World Economic Forum believes that innovation is critical to the future well-being of society and to driving economic growth. Launched in 2000, the Technology Pioneer community is composed of early to growth-stage companies from around the world that are involved in the design, development and deployment of new technologies and innovations, and are poised to have a significant impact on business and society.

The World Economic Forum provides the Technology Pioneers community with a platform to engage with the public- and private-sector leaders and to contribute new solutions to overcome the current crisis and build future resiliency.


Carolyn Sargent

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Unit21, Which Builds No-Code Enterprise Tools To Fight Financial Crime, Named Technology Pioneer by World Economic Forum

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