Security of Things fund invests in facial recognition startup 20face

Security of Things fund (managed by Value Creation Capital) just announced its investment in glimpse facial recognition startup 20face. Golden Egg Check’s Thomas Mensink is a startup scout for the Security of Things fund and sourced this deal for the fund.

20face was founded in 2017 as an innovative spin-off of the University of Twente that created its own technology platform & software to provide facial identification. We know the 20face team from the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Twente and have supported them several times, e.g. in their application for the Take-Off grant.

The edge of 20face’s technology is a unique combination of regional machine learning and AI algorithms that makes the technology extremely robust to lighting conditions, pose variations, low resolutions and even partly occluded faces; all that is needed is a glimpse of a face for recognition. The technology is extremely “light-weight” which makes it very suitable for embedding it in small devices and scaling it to a large volume of video streams. 20face’s aim is to develop the first worldwide glimpse facial identification platform that is privacy proof, user-driven and ultimately secured. This technology/software will be a key enabler in domains varying from hospitality, ticketing and healthcare to security, surveillance and cyber security.

Read the full press release on Value Creation Capital’s website: