Former premier Barak joins biometric start-up

Former Prime Minister Ehud Barak has joined the board of a local startup that specializes in biometric identification technology. FST Biometrics announced Monday that it had received a $15 million investment from GMF Capital, a firm led by Swiss investor Gary Fegel, and that Barak would serve as GMF’s representative on the company board. FST says it uses a combination of facial recognition and behavioral analytics in its products, and that its clients include governments and corporations. Its founder and chief executive is Aharon Zeevi Farkash, a former head of military intelligence.



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