CEO at Bionym Inc
Karl is the CEO and co-founder of Bionym. His passion lies in building things — things that surprise, delight, and make you do a double take. Bionym is creating the first wearable biometric authenticator, known as the Nymi Band. Pre-launched last year, and coming to market this fall, the Nymi Band has gained worldwide attention, being covered in Wired, Popular Science, The New York Times, BBC, The Economist, Forbes, and many others. Bionym recently raised a $14 million Series A.
Beyond building things, Karl is also passionate about creating compelling stories, and sharing his experiences with the startup community. Karl holds a BASc, MASc, and PhD, all from the University of Toronto, with expertise in the areas of biometrics, cryptography, and privacy. Prior to starting Bionym, he led a small consulting company, creating custom biometric systems for industrial and government clients. He is also an active volunteer in the IEEE, serving as the Toronto Section Vice-Chair.