What started out as a liquidity issue for a mortgage security fund managed by Darren Berg turned into a $150 million Ponzi Scheme, ultimately the Pacific Northwestern United States largest ever.
Valid8’s founder Tod McDonald worked on the forensic accounting team appointed by the court to take control of Berg’s assets and attempt to unravel his web of deception. It was this complex criminal case, with hidden accounts, tens of thousands of transactions and an active effort by to continue the deception, that convinced Tod that new tools were needed to tackle these crimes.
Today Valid8 offers investigators of financial crimes and forensic accountants a powerful platform to rapidly turn financial records into intelligence, shining light on where the money went, but also providing investigators with lightning fast guidance on what additional records must be obtained in order to connect every dot and reconcile the financial statements down to the last penny.
Forensic accounting firms around the world use Valid8 to accelerate engagements and deliver superior investigation results for their clients. Forensic professionals quickly determine whether or not a broader investigation is warranted and spend more time on case strategy with in-depth bank statement analysis in 24 hours or less.
Filter and examine transfers to identify fraudulent transfers and preference payments.Learn More
Quickly identify any wires or transfers to undisclosed accounts to find hidden or undisclosed assets.Learn More
Monitor progress of your data set in real time. 1-click export of data visualizations and tables.Learn More
Use automated reconciliation to visualize missing, duplicate, and incorrect data for 100% accuracy.Learn More
Visualize the flow of funds from a list of sources into accounts or legal entities and out to a list of uses.Learn More
Set up custom categories for each case and group transactions to clarify analysis.Learn More
Use Microsoft Excel to clean up data then load all changes back into Valid8 to maintain version control.Learn More
1-click export of the entire transaction database to Microsoft Excel at any time.Learn More
Transform native or non-native PDF statements from any institution in any format into a database of evidence.Learn More
Valid8 application and data is hosted at Amazon Web Services and is SOC2 certified.Learn More
See how Valid8 eliminates tedious data prep and administrative tasks for your next case in less than 30 minutes.