CLEAR opens new Austin office
01 October 2018 15:54 GMT

Biometric identity company CLEAR is opening an office with 30 new employees in North Austin, reports local tech media.

Opportunity Austin, the Greater Austin Chamber’s five-county economic development initiative, announced CLEAR’s new hub office, noted the Sillicon Hills News.

CLEAR jas created a biometric scanning system using iris or fingerprint scans to identify people at airports and sports venues.

“CLEAR uses biometrics to get members past lines with just the touch of a finger or blink of an eye, reflecting the growing demand for our innovative technology and consumers’ desire for safer and easier travel throughout their lives,” CLEAR President and co-founder Ken Cornick said in a news release. “The opening of our hub office in Austin allows us to deepen our roots in this vibrant and leading technology community and to build our team to help us create the future.”

CLEAR already operates two lanes at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport and has 25 employees.

“With its innovative use of biometric technology, CLEAR is a natural fit in Austin’s tech-friendly environment,” Charisse Bodisch, senior vice president of Economic Development, Greater Austin Chamber and Opportunity Austin, said in a news release. “CLEAR joins a multitude of companies that are attracted to our region’s talent and potential. We’re excited to welcome CLEAR to the community and look forward to its success in our region.”

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