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Biometric Venue Ticketing Firm Gets $1.5M in Seed Funding

Biometric Venue Ticketing Firm Gets $1.5M in Seed Funding

A live entertainment-focused biometric ticketing firm is getting a higher profile thanks to new seed funding: Austin-based Blink Identity says it has brought in $1.5 million. The investment round was led by Sinai Ventures, a venture capital firm specializing in emerging companies in the internet and software spaces; and it featured contributions from Techstars, a…

Biometric Tech Tests Concert Fun Levels, St. Vincent Delivers

Biometric Tech Tests Concert Fun Levels, St. Vincent Delivers

Live Nation, together with Cisco and TBD Labs, has found scientific, biometric proof that music shows are fun. The companies arranged a St. Vincent concert in which attendees would all wear electroencephalogram (or ‘EEG’) headbands and skin sensors. These would measure listeners’ response to the performance in terms of brainwaves, galvanic skin response, and sweat levels.…