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Type of business Private
Founded 2005
Headquarters Marina del Rey, United States
Key people Aled Miles CEO, Charles McColgan, CTO, Ryan Disraeli (Co-founder), Stacy Stubblefield (Co-founder), Darren Berkovitz (co-founder)
Industry Communications Platform as a Service

TeleSign Corporation is a Communications Platform as a Service company, founded on security, based in Los Angeles, California.[1] Founded in 2005 by Darren Berkovitz, Ryan Disraeli and Stacy Stubblefield, the company mainly provides Two-factor authentication services, a secure supplementary method of preventing illicit access to online accounts used by many companies like iTunes, Yahoo, Gmail, Outlook, Twitter, Facebook, Bank of America, Chase, Discover, PayPal, Etsy, and more.[2][3] The company also offers a variety of cloud communications APIs via a self-service portal.[4] Aled Miles is the current CEO of the company.[5]

TeleSign offers cloud-based APIs and SDKs that help prevent registration fraud, reduce the risk of account takeover and securely authenticate end-users across their account lifecycle. Its PhoneID Score service analyzes phone data such as phone number, device model number, telecom operator and type of SIM connection and result a score between 0 and 1000, with 0 best and 1000 worst.[6][7][8]


  1. ^ Winther, Mark. "IDC: TeleSign Poised for Market Leadership in CPaaS". IDC. IDC. Retrieved 25 April 2017. 
  2. ^ J. J. Colao (29 April 2014). "With Another $40 Million In Funding, TeleSign Looks To Dominate 2-Step Verification". Forbes. Retrieved 2 February 2015. 
  3. ^ Ira Wilkser (8 October 2015). "Secure your online accounts with two factor authentication". The Examiner. Retrieved 8 October 2015. 
  4. ^ Carter, Eric. "TeleSign Opens Self-Service Portal for its CPaaS APIs". ProgrammableWeb. ProgrammableWeb. Retrieved 19 April 2017. 
  5. ^ BusinessWire (17 August 2016). "TeleSign Board Appoints Security and Identity Veteran Aled Miles as CEO". BusinessWire. Retrieved 17 August 2016. 
  6. ^ Kashmir Hill (13 November 2013). "Your Phone Number Is Going To Get A Reputation Score". Forbes. Retrieved 2 February 2015. 
  7. ^ Liam Tung (7 July 2014). "Why Telstra is backing TeleSign". The Age. Retrieved 2 February 2015. 
  8. ^ Jim Edwards (18 November 2013). "This Company Ranks Your Phone Number's 'Reputation' - And Might Block You If It's Lousy". Business Insider. Retrieved 2 February 2015.