Contego founder Adrian Black worked with the police, AutoTrader, eBay and others to create VSTAG, an industry forum to combat fraud in automotive advertising. Whilst chairing VSTAG, Adrian gained an understanding of sharing data and intelligence to verify entities and highlight fraud risks; this led to a pilot project and was the seed that developed into a first iteration of Contego. With partnerships including IBM, Amazon Web Services, C6 Group, Contego has invested heavily in recent months to strengthen its international data sets. It was accepted into Accenture’s 2016 Innovation Lab cohort and announced two major initiatives: integrating Bureau van Dijk (BvD) international company data; and expanding its Creditsafe offering to cover 20+ markets. Clients say: Fast enough to meet customer demands and secure enough to meet all compliance requirements.