Merit lets everyone access, track, and organize their life’s achievements, giving them the confidence, autonomy, and foresight to pursue their life’s goals. We enable organizations to securely issue and manage digital merits, while giving individuals a way to verify their personal and professional qualifications.
How it all began.
The idea for Merit began during a winter holiday scuba trip in 2014, when a friend forgets his PADI card. Is he a certified scuba diver? Yes, he passed – but is he a scuba diver if no one will let him dive?
Merit is the solution.
We create the tools for organizations to issue merits – a representation of a personal or professional accomplishment that can act as a qualification. These merits are the verified and unique components of someone’s identity. By digitally capturing merits making them readily available and verifiable, the people who hold these merits can take advantage of relevant opportunities, achieve their own goals, and ultimately shape their futures.
The organizations can then verify, track, and manage the qualifications of the members, while protecting their data and creating more persistent relationships with those individuals. No more reliance on laminated cards, diplomas, emailed certificates, or print outs.
This can be very powerful. We are taking disparate, unlinked paper-based systems in sectors of the economy and connecting them digitally. There is tremendous complexity in how organizations talk to each other and the rules they have to follow in order to create and verify qualifications, but we’re up to the challenge.