Product Journeys: Kairos

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Product Journeys: Kairos

Thursday, 16 July

Facial recognition startup Kairos, founded by Brian Brackeen, was one of the only companies in it's space with a black CEO, and it turned out to be their secret weapon... until the Trump Administration came knocking and wanted to use their ability to more accurately recognize illegal immigrants and deport them. Brian refused, but his board revolted and sued him to remove him as CEO. This is the story of a founder who refused to compromise on his values. This episode is brought to you by: SIEMENS is running a new, free webinar on July 29th at 2 pm ET called Building a sound, digital foundation for hardware startups. You can register here. Digital Ocean is a cloud provider that makes it easy for entrepreneurs and startups to deploy and scale web applications with no issues and unplanned costs. Get started for free at do.co/rocketship. Earth Class Mail scans and digitizes you physical mail and makes it available to you on mobile or desktop or even Google Drive or Dropbox. Rocketship listeners get 25% off their subscription for the first 3 months by going to earthclassmail.com/rocketship. Rocketship is brought to you by The Podglomerate. *** This show is a part of the Podglomerate network, a company that produces, distributes, and monetizes podcasts. We encourage you to visit the website and sign up for our newsletter for more information about our shows, launches, and events. For more information on how The Podglomerate treats data, please see our Privacy Policy.    Since you're listening to Rocketship, we'd like to suggest you also try other Podglomerate shows surrounding entrepreneurship, business, and careers like Creative Elements and Freelance to Founder. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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