EyeVerify last week won the Angel Capital Association‘s 2014 Luis Villalobos Award, which recognizes the most ingenious and innovative idea recently financed by angel groups that are ACA members. Winners are chosen based on innovation, creativity and ingenuity of their product, service or solution and their ability to clearly communicate the problem it addresses.
EyeVerify allows users to forgo passwords by using cameras on smart devices to image and pattern-match blood vessels in the whites of the eye. EyeVerify has raised $3.8 million since Jan. 2012, with angel funding from Mid America Angels, Nebraska Angels, Think Big Ventures and other investors.
CEO Toby Rush and EyeVerify have won several high-profile awards recently, including one at the Consumer Electronics Show in January and the international “Get in the Ring” pitch contest last November.
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