Our Story

Nymi’s vision is to deliver Convenient Authentication Anywhere, transforming the model of authentication into a secure and seamless experience for both enterprises and end-users.

Nymi was founded in 2011 in Toronto, Canada, based on research conducted at the University of Toronto. The research was focused on the electrocardiogram (ECG) and its unique properties. The ECG is different for each individual, and our founding team worked to use the heartbeat as a biometric identifier for authentication.

Initially, Nymi (Bionym at the time) was focused on licensing this technology to third-parties and OEMs to replace passwords in hardware devices. Over time, the team identified the need not just to improve or replace existing tools of authentication, but to create a completely new model of authentication: continuous, on-body authentication. To bring this concept to market, it became necessary to develop dedicated authentication hardware. This served as the foundation of what was to become Nymi (December of 2014), and our product known as the Nymi Band.

As an organization, we believe that innovation is rooted in a deep sense of curiosity. As a team, we love technology, value respect, and enjoy solving big problems. Together, we are dedicated to creating things that will make the world a more secure and convenient place to live.

Nymi is located at 82 Peter Street, Suite 500, Toronto, Ontario, M5V 2G5.