Kairos Founder and CEO Brian Brackeen Shares His Entrepreneurial Story

Kairos Founder and CEO Brian Brackeen Shares His Entrepreneurial Story - mbaMission

Brian Brackeen, CEO of Kairos

Today, many aspiring MBAs and MBA graduates want to join start-ups or launch such companies themselves. Is entrepreneurship as exciting as it seems? Is it really for you? mbaMission Founder Jeremy Shinewald has teamed up with Venture for America and CBS Interactive to launch Smart People Should Build Things: The Venture for America Podcast. Each week, Shinewald interviews another entrepreneur so you can hear the gritty stories of their ups and downs on the road to success.

Brian Brackeen founded the human analytics company Kairos in 2011, after an extensive career working at such firms as Apple and IBM. He built Kairos with algorithms created for facial recognition software—the results of which are now accessed by thousands of customers. Tune in to the podcast episode to hear these and other fascinating stories:

  • What made Brackeen choose to leave behind a secure job at Apple to start his own company
  • Why relocating to Miami was necessary for Kairos’s success
  • How a bit of insomnia “can be an entrepreneur’s best friend”—and how this helped Brackeen during a rough period

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