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Rocketship.fm · Season 9 · Episode 12 · July 16, 2020

Product Journeys: Kairos

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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.

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