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From the Coral Reef to the State Capitol

The inspiration for Merit came during a trip when cofounders Tomer Kagan (CEO) and Jacob Orrin (COO) learned that without a PADI card in hand, you can't scuba dive.

Packing paper permits instead of being able to digitally access and share earned credentials felt backward in today's tech-driven world. With this simple idea, Merit was born.

The two set out to make everyone's records digitally available. What started in the sporting industry has now led to government agencies issuing important credentials their citizens can easily use from the palms of their hands. 

Today, Merit's at the center of life-saving emergency response and recovery, initiatives to revitalize the workforce and find quality jobs for military spouses, and multi-million-dollar education grant programs.

Merit supports government work that matters


Education Enrichment Grants in Disbursement


Growth in Workforce Organizations in the Last 3 Years


Hours Tracked for Emergency Responders' FEMA Reimbursement

Investment Partners

Merit is backed by top-tier venture capital, corporate, and family investors

Andreessen Horowitz Metaplanet Bowcapital Experian Govtech fund StandTogether Ventures Lab SUSA Ventures Instate Partners Alumni Ventures Castellan UpHonest Capital Quiet Capital Greylockpartners
Merit allows Snowflake to help governments leverage data to drive meaningful change in their communities.
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Jeff Frazier
Snowflake Global Head of Public Sector
The integration Merit provided us is something that no one else was able to do.
Mary Broz-Vaughan
Director of the Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation
Merit is helping private institutions and public agencies personalize education, healthcare, and other life-changing social solutions that uplift the lives of everyday Americans.
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Sihyun Choi
Managing Director, Stand Together Ventures Lab


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