Florida Institute Funds Miami-based Kairos

Nov 17, 2015, 10:00 ET from Florida Institute for the Commercialization of Public Research

GAINESVILLE and BOCA RATON, Fla., Nov. 17, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Florida Institute for the Commercialization of Public Research (the Institute) announced today that it has finalized a funding agreement with Kairos a Miami-based company with technology licensed from the University of Central Florida. Kairos is a human analytics company that uses three-dimensional data to measure people's feelings and interactions. The Institute supports new company creation based on publicly-funded research, and bridges early funding gaps for companies spinning out of Florida-based universities and research institutions.

Understanding how people feel as they interact with content, products, and the real-world provides a layer of data clarity not previously available. Kairos' leading face analysis algorithms make it possible to capture Human Metrics, today.

"At Kairos, we believe that data as we know it today is just the beginning for business intelligence, and our mission is to radically change how companies understand people," said Brian Brackeen, Kairos Chief Executive Officer. "Kairos is the only player offering both emotional analysis and facial recognition technologies used to capture decisive moments in people's behavior to empower companies with meaningful metrics."

"Designed for innovative, data driven businesses, Kairos makes face recognition and behavior analysis easy for companies and developers," said Jamie Grooms, Institute Chief Executive Officer. "Kairos goes beyond traditional methods used for capturing the multidimensional and sophisticated characteristics of human beings, and the Institute is pleased to support their continued progress."

About the Institute
Formed by the Florida Legislature in 2007, the Florida Institute for the Commercialization of Public Research is a non-profit organization that works collaboratively with the technology licensing and commercialization offices of Florida's state universities and private research institutions to leverage a $2B+ research base and form investable companies that create clean jobs in new industries that are driving the global economy. Over 100 new company projects have been identified across the state, and the Institute deploys company building and funding programs to promising Florida startups. Forty-five companies have been funded since the program's inception.

About Kairos
Kairos captures decisive moments in people's behavior to empower companies and developers with meaningful metrics. Kairos believes that data is just the beginning for business intelligence. Their mission is to radically change how companies understand people. Kairos is a human analytics company designed for innovative, data driven businesses.

CONTACT:
Jane Teague                                                                             
Chief Operating Officer
Institute for the Commercialization of Public Research
561-368-8889
jane.teague@florida-institute.com

 

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