With $1M seed, Kinnos wants to make bleach better

Ronny Kerr · March 8, 2017 · Short URL: https://vator.tv/n/4914

In new interview, Brooklyn-based healthtech company talks about the business of decontamination

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Who knew that bleach could be improved?

Kinnos just closed a $1 million seed round led by Georgica Advisors, with participation from New York Angels, VentureWell, and other strategic angel investors.

The Brooklyn-based company developed its first product, Highlight, in response to the Ebola crisis in West Africa. Because disinfectants like bleach are transparent, it can be difficult to see where they have been applied. It's easy to miss a spot, and that can make a life or death difference when dealing with highly contagious diseases.

In the below interview, we hear from Kinnos CEO Jason Kang about the problem his company set out to solve, ongoing use cases, as well as the broader healthtech industry. Take a listen:

Stay tuned to learn more.

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Ronny Kerr

I am a professional writer with a decade of experience in the technology industry. At VatorNews, I cover the zero-waste economy, venture capital, and cannabis. I'm also available for freelance hire.

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Kinnos is a New York-based healthcare company that aims to raise the standard of infectious disease decontamination. Our first product, Highlight, is a patent-pending additive for disinfectants that greatly improves visibility, coverage, and end-user compliance. Highlight is used by the Fire Department of New York, was a grantee of the USAID Fighting Ebola Grand Challenge, and has been field-tested in Liberia, Guinea, and Haiti. Kinnos has been recognized as winners of the Lemelson-MIT Student Prize, Collegiate Inventors Competition, and Columbia Venture Competition, and has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Scientific American, and as Forbes 30 Under 30 in Healthcare.

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