Digital security software specialist Videosign has become an official sponsor of international golfer Oliver Bekker.
Videosign Chief Executive Steven Tallant met with the South African player via the company’s unique meeting software to sign the sponsorship contract.
Tallant said: “We’re proud to have become Oliver’s newest sponsor and look forward to seeing the Videosign name on the fairways.
“South Africa is a country that has really embraced Videosign, and I’m really happy to be able to say thank you by supporting one of the country’s top sportsmen.”
Videosign is an online meeting service that uses artificial intelligence-powered facial recognition software to compare an individual with their passport or driving licence photo to confirm their identity when they sign a contract or legal document online.
The platform offers users the facility to record video and other evidence like IP addresses and timestamps when remotely witnessing signatures of legal documents.
Facial-recognition software is used to verify the identity of signatories before tamper-proof electronic signatures are made, witnessed by everyone in the meeting and backed up with video and metadata evidence.
Oliver Bekker is a seven-time winner on the South African Sunshine Tour, and was second in the 2021 South African Open.
He said: “Using Videosign to agree this new partnership was a great experience.
“There was no need for printing documents or waiting for the mail – I met Steven on Videosign, we had a conversation, and signed the contract there and then.
“This must be the easiest contract sponsorship contract I’ve ever signed.”
Videosign, with bases in Liverpool and Glasgow, supports businesses in a wide range of sectors, including financial advice and conveyancing.
The company recently released a new instant-access version of the platform, allowing small businesses to sign-up and start using Videosign immediately.