Miami-Based Innovator Brian Brackeen Tells-All About Funding Startups

Brian Brackeen shares his innovation and entrepreneurial savvy advice to startup entrepreneurs

(Image: Brian Brackeen)
(Image: Brian Brackeen)

You may not be too familiar with Miami-based entrepreneur Brian Brackeen now, but he will soon be a worldwide, household name.

This groundbreaking innovator is the founder and CEO of Kairos.com, an ingenious facial recognition company helping companies everywhere to change the way they interact with their employees, patients, and customers.

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Kairos is essentially a human analytics company that provides modern day technology solutions that can help automate analysis of human behavior.

Kairos combines social science and technology, allowing businesses to understand the variables that impact consumer decision making in real time.

In laymen’s terms, Brackeen has developed a superior technology that detects your emotions, via facial recognition and emotional analysis, when gauging a product, or interacting with a service.

Through use of human metrics, Kairos allows companies to understand more about who people are, how they feel, and what earns their interest. This allows for a deeper understanding into people’s interactions with companies. Companies gain access to consumer decisive moments by capturing those moments with technology.

Companies may also gauge the moment of decision for each product and experience.

With Kairos, still images, Web content, and real-time video are processed by leading facial analysis, and emotional analysis algorithms, thus, automating the process of collecting and analyzing data about human behavior.

Brackeen serves as the brain behind this operation. Since founding Kairos, he has raised more than $5 million in venture capital and has 7,000 customers in 40 countries.

Kairos acquired company IMRSV, making Kairos the only facial biometrics company in the world offering both facial recognition and emotion analysis tools for developers.

Prior to founding Kairos, Brackeen worked as a senior project manager for Apple Inc. and senior managing consultant from IBM.

Brackeen currently cultivates Miami’s tech and entrepreneurial scene. He will be in attendance at the 2016 Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Summit, May 4–7, at the Loews Hotel Miami, Miami, Florida, talking seed and early stage funding for entrepreneurs.

He will be joined by the Founding Partner of Cross Culture Ventures, Marlon Nichols, advising attendees on how to market yourself to investors and assessing the early stage funding that may be right for your business. Register now.

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