Virginia-based startup Notarize has launched its app on iOS, allowing users to have documents notarized from their device at any time, without meeting a notary in person. The platform is available in all 50 states.
The Notarize app connects users with licensed Virginia notaries through live video calls. When users have a document they need notarized, they can upload the document to the app, and must prove their identity using a government-issued photo ID.
Once they’re connected to a notary in a video call, users can sign their document with the notary as a witness. The notary then uses digital tools to legally complete the notarization. After the document has been notarized, users can print the document, or send it electronically to the necessary contact.
In a statement, Pat Kinsel, founder and CEO of Notarize, commented:
Notarize improves the experience for anyone working with documents that require notarization. It will impact consumers, organizations and notaries looking to make this a more productive process and profession. We are bringing this business into the 21st century and solving a real need.
Notarize brings unprecedented security and verifiability to institutions fighting to reduce fraud and directly impacts the consumer experience by giving them an ‘anytime, anywhere’ solution that fits current lifestyles, all while increasing productivity for companies and institutions dealing with these documents.
Notarize is available to download for free on the iTunes App Store. The company has launched with $2.4 million in seed funding led by Polaris Partners.