Powering trust in
global business

Our mission

We democratise access to clear and transparent information about the companies and people you are in business with. Our founders set out to fully automate background research on any company or any individual anywhere in the world using Artificial Intelligence, Natural Language Processing and vast cloud compute power. Xapien enables anyone to truly understand their counterparts in minutes, not days.

Our story so far


Dan Secretan and Shaun O'Mahony found Digital Insights Technologies out of frustration with a lack of tooling for companies to genuinely understand who they were in business with (clients, partners, investors...) 

Digital Insight Technologies raises initial capital from angel investors and gets accepted into Founders Factory’s accelerator program, sponsored by Aviva.


We secure seven major clients across various sectors, including Zurich Insurance and Hopehead.

We implement our advanced text processing engine, which can operate in any language, including native language parsing and multi-character set capabilities.

We partner with OpenCorporates to integrate its international corporate records into our reports.


Digital Insights rebrands to Xapien as we get ready to launch commercially. 

We partner with ComplyAdvantage to integrate AML screening data into Xapien and Transparency International's Corruption Perceptions Index.

Users can now share Xapien reports with anyone via a simple “share button” in the platform.


Chris Green joins as co-founder and CEO to lead our commercial launch.

We sign Dartmouth College as our first client in the US, and 10 more quickly follow. We also sign our first international law firm and partner with Dow Jones Risk & Compliance

Users can now ‘Xapien’ companies as well as people, so we partner with Sayari to expand our international corporate record coverage.

Chartis Research names us "Category Leader" in their “Financial Crime Risk Management: Entity Management and Analysis” report.

TechNation selects us for their applied AI programme, and we gain approval as a supplier to the UK Government through G-Cloud.


We close our seed funding round at £6m and Chris Pilling also joins us as chairman.

We partner with NayaOne, Provenir, Integrity Risk, BWF, Altrata, and more. By the year's end, we have over 100 customers and 500 users.

Xapien launches its enterprise edition with features including a single place to see all reports, a collaborative workspace for entire teams, and the ability to easily invite and onboard colleagues.

Chartis Research recognises us as a leading enterprise solution in its "2023 KYC Solutions'' report. We also make Chartis's RiskTech100 2024 list, surpassing 300 others.

Xapien becomes ISO27000 certified.


We sign our first clients in Asia-Pacific.

Integrity Check, a Dow Jones Risk & Compliance product powered by Xapien, is now live for commercial clients.

Xapien ranks in Chartis Research’s Financial Crime & Compliance 50 (FCC50) report and wins the Entity Management category.


Our investors

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D2 Fund WHT

Accreditations and recognition

ISO 27001
Cyber Essentials
Government Cloud Supplier
Chartis RiskTech100
Chartis Risk Quadrant

Customer Stories


Griffin is creating the bank you can build on with an API-first, full-stack Banking as a Service platform. Compliance is a key offering so it’s vital that Griffin upholds industry best practices in its own third party risk management. It used to take at least a day to perform due diligence on every prospect, or supplier. This held back business growth.

Thanks to Xapien, enhanced due diligence on the directors of prospect companies and suppliers have gone from a resource-intensive one-day process to detailed evidence-based reports in under 12 minutes. The insights provided by the compliance team are shared with sales teams within hours, not days, so Griffin can get on with building a rapidly scaling business.

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Customer Stories


KaurMaxwell needed a tool capable of conducting thorough web searches to strengthen their KYC checks. While its lawyers already conducted PEPs and sanction checks, these sources are limited in scope and didn’t protect the firm from wider reputational and regulatory risks. But they have a small team and couldn’t afford the time commitment for a more comprehensive search. They need to build the business.

Xapien bridges the gap. In minutes, it surfaces information that would have taken days or weeks to sift through. This gives its lawyers a fully sourced and summarised due diligence report giving an upfront view of a client’s background and risk profile. This enables confident, fast decision-making on all onboarding decisions.

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Dartmouth College

Customer Stories

Dartmouth College

Dartmouth College’s donor prospect management team conducts thorough research on over a thousand potential donors every year. This helps protect the college’s academic leadership, board members, and overall organisation from reputational risks.

The analysts used to use Google as the primary research tool and distributed lengthy PDF reports to committees which caused delays in fundraising efforts.
Now analysts use Xapien. They simply enter the prospect’s name and press go. Detailed, readable, and easily shareable reports are ready in under ten minutes. Xapien surfaces any potential reputational risks so analysts can focus on providing strategy and advice, and not just gathering information.

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Customer Stories

Zurich Insurance

Zurich conducts thorough investigations on Commercial Companies as part of their operations. The process involves collecting data from multiple records to validate policy responses and ensure accurate risk assessments. This used to be a time-consuming, labour-intensive process.

With Xapien’s AI-powered technology, Zurich’s claims investigations team gather comprehensive corporate information about individuals in 10 minutes. Zurich uses these reports to make quick, confident decisions about all investigation subjects, protecting the institution from risk.

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Lifeboats Case Studies

Customer Stories

Royal National
Lifeboat Institution

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution conducts background research on all corporate partners, trusts and major suppliers to protect the organisation from risks. Conducting manual research using search engines and databases can lead to bias in the results due to a user’s preferences and past searches. By using Xapien to conduct background research, the RNLI obtain unbiased results and uncover all the reputational risks, not just the first few pages of a search engine.

For example, the RNLI was looking to partner with an extreme sports safety equipment company. Manual searches didn’t find anything of concern. But then a Xapien search revealed several class action lawsuits in USA and Canada relating to faulty equipment. The RNLI didn’t want to partner with any company that didn’t uphold the highest standards of user safety.

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Our diverse team of AI engineers, computational linguists, machine learning developers, PhD scientists, Shakespeareans, gymnasts and musicians are united in their positivity, agility and rigour.


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