Aira (pr. EYE-rah)

Our name is derived from two interesting sources: the emerging field of Artificial Intelligence (AI), and the ancient Egyptian mythological being and symbol known as the Eye of Ra (RA). Steeped in the mysteries of Egyptian mythology, the Eye of Ra has symbolized protection, healing and the power to perceive and interpret both the seen and unseen in the universe.

How we started

The seeds for starting Aira were planted in 2014 when Suman Kanuganti and Yuja Chang struck up a friendship with a blind communications professional Matt Brock. This led them to begin discussing how Google Glass technology could be used to help the blind and visually impaired become more mobile and independent. Using this concept, Kanuganti and Chang were inspired to create a service akin to "OnStar" for the blind.

Aira develops transformative remote assistive technology that connects the blind with a network of certified agents via wearable smart glasses and an augmented reality dashboard that allows agents to see what the blind person sees in real time. Agents, serving as visual interpreters for the blind, help users accomplish a wide range of daily tasks and activities - from navigating busy streets to recognizing faces and literally traveling the world.

Investors

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Team

Amy

VP of Customer Experience

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Anne

CFO

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Austin

CPO

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Bala

Director of Quality Assurance

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Emily

Agent Analyst

Erin

Agent Operations Manager

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Jeremy

Software Engineer

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Jessica

Agent Analyst

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Juan

Software Engineer

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Kelly

Director of Sales

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Kevin

VP of Sales/Marketing

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Max

Customer Care Lead

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Mike

Director of Strategic Sales

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Patrick

Agent Analyst

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Paul

Director of Public Policy

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Ryan

Software Engineer

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Scott

Executive Chairman
Investor

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Sergio

Agent Analyst

Sujeeth

Co-founder
CTO

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Suman

Co-founder
CEO

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Swapna

Fullfillment Operations

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Troy

COO

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Watson

Co-founder
Sr. Software Engineer

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Wesley

Sr. Marketing Coordinator

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Let's get in touch

Call us at 858-876-2472 or visit our press page

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