Unike raises US$557,000 to fight Covid-19 with facial recognition tech

Unike raises US$557
Unike raises US$557

Contxto – Last we wrote about Unike Tech it was building solutions to improve the payment experience at clubs. However, with partygoers confined at home, entrepreneur André Barretto has shifted gears and raised an investment along the way.

The startup closed an investment for R$3 million (~US$577,000) during the pandemic, however, news broke just last Friday (24).

The startup told Pequenas Empresas & Grandes Negócios that the funding would serve to launch products that would correspond to the current Covid-19 context as well as for the “New Normal.” 

Unike Technologies and Covid

Brazilian Unike’s pivot to face Covid-19 consists primarily of two products.

One is a tool to crowdsource coughing and voices. Using these indicators, it wants to detect Covid-19.

The second is a hardware system for tablets that can measure people’s temperature and verify that they’re using face masks. This type of solution will undoubtedly come in handy as employees return to the office, and managers want to safely monitor their health. 

Expect to see more features and products of this nature in upcoming months.

The new normal will drag on and touch virtually every industry for the short to medium term. So it will be commonplace that more startups emerge with solutions that address this reality and not so much “lockdown mode.”

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