Privacy Identity Innovation Announces pii2014 Innovator Spotlight Startups

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Taking place November 12-14 in Silicon Valley, pii2014 conference focuses on Building Trust in the Data-Driven Economy.

Producers of the 5th annual Privacy Identity Innovation conference (pii2014) today unveiled the names of eight startups chosen for the pii2014 Innovator Spotlight program. Taking place November 12-14, 2014 at the Crowne Plaza Palo Alto hotel in Silicon Valley, the pii2014 conference brings together leading experts and innovators involved in the personal information economy to explore where innovation is heading and what it means for the future of privacy and identity.

The CEO of each pii2014 Innovator Spotlight startup will give a 5-minute presentation about their company’s technology the morning of November 12th and conference attendees will have a chance to vote for the Audience Choice Award. The startups will also exhibit in the pii2014 Technology Showcase on November 13th.

“The Innovator Spotlight is always a highlight of the conference, and it’s my personal favorite because attendees get a chance to hear directly from entrepreneurs who are developing new technologies,” said Privacy Identity Innovation co-founder and executive producer Natalie Fonseca. “We reviewed more startups than ever this year and we’re very excited to introduce the companies we’ve chosen to the pii2014 audience.”

The startups selected for the pii2014 Innovator Spotlight in Silicon Valley include:

-- BeehiveID – Led by CEO Mary Haskett, BeehiveID is a global identity validation service that enables trust by identifying bad actors online BEFORE they have a chance to commit fraud.

-- Five – Led by CEO Nikita Bier, Five is a mobile chat app crafted around the experience of a house party. With Five, you can browse thousands of rooms and have conversations about any topic.

-- Glimpse – Led by CEO Elissa Shevinsky, Glimpse is a private (disappearing) photo messaging app just for groups.

-- Humin – Led by CEO Ankur Jain, Humin is a phone and contacts app designed to think about people the way you naturally do by remembering the context of your relationships and letting you search them the way you think.

-- Kpass – Led by CEO Dan Nelson, Kpass is an identity platform that provides brands, apps and developers with an easy-to-implement technology solution to help manage the notice and consent requirements for the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) laws.

-- Meeco – Led by CEO Katryna Dow, Meeco is a Life Management Platform that offers an all-in-one solution for you to transact online, collect your own personal data, and be more anonymous with greater control over your own privacy.

-- TrustLayers – Led by CEO Adam Towvim, TrustLayers is privacy intelligence for big data. TrustLayers enables confident use of personal data, keeping companies secure in the knowledge that the organization team is following the rules.

-- Virtru – Led by CEO John Ackerly, Virtru is the first company to make email privacy accessible to everyone. With a single plug-in, Virtru empowers individuals and businesses to control who receives, reviews, and retains their digital information -- wherever it travels, throughout its lifespan.

The entrepreneurs participating in the pii2014 Innovator Spotlight program will join 300 other tech executives, entrepreneurs, investors, marketers and legal experts who will be part of this year's conference. The pii2014 program features more than 80 speakers from companies and organizations like the Federal Trade Commission, Apple, Adobe, Box, Silent Circle, Blackphone, Microsoft, Facebook, TRUSTe, Knightscope, Wickr, Spider Oak, Google, Gartner, AT&T, Forrester Research, the Privacy and Civil Liberties Board, Union Square Ventures, Ogilvy & Mather and Secret.

Sponsors of pii2014 include Internet Society, Blackphone, Digital Advertising Alliance, Cooley LLP, Perkins Coie, Facebook, TRUSTe, StartMail, the Entertainment Software Rating Board, Personal,, Disconnect, Cocoon, W2 Communications, Online Trust Alliance, and C-PET. More information about the program, including how to register to attend pii2014, is available at


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Privacy Identity Innovation is independently owned and produced by SageScape. Founded in 2003, SageScape is passionate about promoting innovation and exploring how technology impacts, and is shaped by, culture, policy and business. In addition to the annual Tech Policy Summit and Privacy Identity Innovation conferences, SageScape works on leading industry events for a variety of clients–ranging from early-stage startups to top global brands. To learn more, visit our sites at and You can also follow us on Twitter at @TechPolicy.

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