Start-Up Smart Textile Company KYMIRA, Founded by University of Reading Graduate Tim Brownstone, Receive $50,000 Investment and are Recognised as One of the Top 50 Most Innovative Seed Stage Companies Worldwide
2 November 2018
KYMIRA, the original producer of smart textile woven with infrared technology founded by University of Reading graduate Tim Brownstone, has been named by the Kairos Society, an organisation that aims to find world-changers, as one of the world’s most innovative seed stage companies founded by young entrepreneurs worldwide.
Founded in 2008, the Kairos Society began as a small group of ambitious friends who wanted to take on ‘today’s big challenges’. The group now counts more than a thousand members around the world and has raised over $3 billion for enterprises. The highly selective program aims to identify the best global entrepreneurs who are going to shape the world.
KYMIRA was set up by Tim back in 2013 to bring to market a technology Tim had been researching and developing during his studies. The KYMIRA Sport brand is focused on performance and recovery enhancing apparel for elite and lifestyle athletes alike. The recognition comes at an exciting time for KYMIRA, as its re-branding sees the company launch a sleek modern design along with some new market leading products.
Tim Brownstone, CEO and founder of KYMIRA, commented: “We are thrilled to be selected. The list of firms nominated is an impressive who’s who of leading entrepreneurial businesses from across the world. There is a wealth of talent and great innovation. We’re proud of the part we are playing in that story. There is always room for more support and the kind of advice, investment and profile this scheme can offer participating companies will be invaluable.”
KYMIRA will now have access to Kairos ecosystem, including its global CEO and investor base, the Kairos 50 alumni, and invite-only experiences.