Photko enters the EU market

The company E-RASTA has taken a new step towards internationalization of its offer of the first Slovenian cloud services for remote biometric verification - Verified by Photko - by joining the European Enterprise Support Network ( The inclusion in the network was carried out by the Center for Development and Transfer of Knowledge of the University of Primorska.

PTUJ, KOPER, March 2nd, 2022 - The whole world, including the European Union, is facing a major challenge of ensuring security and trust as the number of digital services increases. By joining the Enterprise Europe Network, E-RASTA has strengthened the European

competition of biometric verification services, which is increasingly used in the “know your customer” (KYC) approach in both consumer and organizational business. Due to the innovativeness and technological nature of the Verified by Photko product, the Center for Development and Transfer of Knowledge, which operates within the Faculty of Management of the University of Primorska, took over the enrollment into the network.

“The cloud-based biometric verification service has been intended for the international market from the very beginning. We expect that with the levers offered by the European Enterprise Support Network, we will accelerate entry into the EU market. Of course, I am proud that

the Center for Development and Transfer of Knowledge has recognized the potential of our Verified by Photko product and has advocated for its promotion within the network,” said Rado Stropnik, director, and co-founder of E-RASTA.

The European Enterprise Network connects more than 600 offices in the European Union, employing more than 4,000 people. Many Slovenian small and medium-sized enterprises have already used promotion through the European Enterprise Network. Only at the University of Primorska, almost 400 companies have been advised since 2008.

As Leon Pavlič, an international business consultant at EEN, said, their role is a trustworthy intermediary between companies. Among their duties is also the proper execution of advertising and an action plan for working with individual companies..


E-RASTA is a startup company founded by Helena Murko and Rado Stropnik, photographers from Ptuj. The company develops software services based on biometric photography for use in creating biometric travel and other official documents, registering for digital services, and zero-trust systems. The company owns the trademarks Photko and Verified by Photko.

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