Trueface joins Trade & Travel acceleration program to develop biometrics for passenger screening
Trueface is one of the six tech companies to take part in Trade & Travel’s acceleration program to develop solutions with its facial biometrics to improve screening, safety and customer experience in the trade and travel industries, announced Mason Allen, the company’s Head of Growth.
The global pandemic has increased demand for passenger screening technology like biometric facial recognition to reduce contact with shared surfaces to mitigate its economic impact and help the travel industry quickly adapt to emerging threats.
“As countries around the world put policies in place to emerge from COVID-19, quick, accurate, and contactless technology will become critical to reopening borders,” said Shaun Moore, CEO of Trueface, in the announcement. “We’re excited to team up with the folks at Dcode (again!) and Pangiam to solve for the needs of the trade and travel industries.”
The eight-week program which started yesterday encourages collaborations between the tech industry and travel and travel markets. It is a joint effort between Dcode and Pangiam, who are using their expertise to drive innovation in the federal market.
“As we consider what a post-pandemic travel ecosystem looks like, we should identify what emerging technologies can be applied to current challenges to build a more resilient industry,” said Dcode CEO Meagan Metzger in a statement. “That’s why we’re excited about the potential of these companies.”
“Our 2020 passenger screening and safety cohort companies represent a complementary set of capabilities which, deployed individually or together, have the potential to support the safe and healthy resumption of global travel,” said Pangiam CEO Patrick Flanagan. “We’re excited about the broad set of technologies and experienced management teams joining us.”
Some 100 companies applied to be considered for the program, but following a vetting process only six were chosen: Trueface, Bleenco, Cleared4Work, Koniku, Whyline and Xandar Kardian. Together, the companies have secured more than $23 million in funding.
Throughout the eight weeks, Trueface will participate in virtual briefings and meetings with different mentors and industry leaders, who will provide support every step of the way.