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

Alex

Software Engineer

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Amy

VP of Customer Experience

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Andrew

Head of Engagement

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Austin

CPO

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Bala

Director of Quality Assurance

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Cari

Office Manager

Carrie

CFO

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Danielle

UX Researcher

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Diane

Accounting Manager

Emily

Agent Analyst

Erin

Agent Operations Manager

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Gelena

Marketing Manager

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Greg

Director of Product

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Hobson

Head of AI

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Jeremy

Software Engineer

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Jessica

Agent Analyst

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Jordan

Lead Project Manager

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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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Kristie

Product Designer

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Marc

Copywriter

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Marty

Director of Sales

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Max

Customer Care Lead

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Mike

Director of Strategic Sales

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Nick

Sr. Software Engineer

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Patrick

Agent Analyst

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Paul

Director of Public Policy

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Ryan J.

Software Engineer

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Ryan B.

Agent Analyst

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Scott

Executive Chairman
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Srujan

Quality Analyst

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Sujeeth

Co-founder
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Suman

Co-founder
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Fullfillment Operations

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Troy

COO

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Watson

Co-founder
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