9 July, 2021

CEOs Chat Behind the Scenes of the Smart Eye-Affectiva Acquisition


We are very excited to kick off our season finale episode featuring a conversation between Affectiva co-founder and now Deputy CEO Dr. Rana el Kaliouby, and Smart Eye CEO Martin Krantz.

You may have seen, but we were excited to announce that Smart Eye, the global leader in eye tracking and driver monitoring systems, acquired Affectiva! We are thrilled to join forces with Smart Eye, as our two companies combined will form a global AI powerhouse. By merging our highly skilled teams and industry-leading technologies, we’ll bring to market unmatched AI solutions for the automotive industry, media analytics and beyond—better and faster than any of our competitors can.

About Smart Eye: Headquartered in Gothenburg, Sweden, Smart Eye was founded by CEO Martin Krantz and his father more than two decades ago, with a mission to bridge the gap between human and machine.

Guided by his vision of bridging the gap between humans and machines, Martin contributes his 20+ years of experience to automotive innovation and a growing number of research projects, leading to new insights and technological advancement. Recognized on Bloomberg’s 2021 list of 50 Global Leaders, Martin is a world renowned expert in eye tracking and its commercial applications.

Listen in on Rana and Martin’s conversation  to learn more about our amazing synergies with Smart Eye, our shared vision, and the opportunities we see to humanize technology together.

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