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Kiana Analytics wins Plug and Play Innovation Award

29 March, 2021 | Nader Fathi

SUNNYVALE, Calif., March 29, 2021 — Kiana Analytics received the Travel and Hospitality Innovation Award from Plug and Play at its Expo Day 2020.  Kiana Analytics is one of Plug and Play Venture portfolio companies and has been leveraging the Plug and Play ecosystem to partner with global enterprises and other startups.

“Innovation is the engine that drives the world. Covid-19 creates new challenges that have to be met with new and innovative approaches and solutions. This creative potential became visible to everyone on Expo Day – through the exciting discussions by the experts, the presentations by the startups, and the recognition of the innovative achievements of companies,” said Ben Kloss, Director of Plug and Play Austria.

“It’s a great honor to be recognized as the Top Innovator by Plug and Play. We look at innovation as a key driver to grow our company and excited to be working with Plug and Play, its global partners and other startups,” said Nader Fathi, CEO of Kiana Analytics.

About Plug and Play
Plug and Play is a global innovation platform. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, we have built accelerator programs, corporate innovation services and an in-house VC to make technological advancement progress faster than ever before. Since inception in 2006, our programs have expanded worldwide to include a presence in over 30 locations globally giving startups the necessary resources to succeed in Silicon Valley and beyond. With over 30,000 startups and 400 official corporate partners, we have created the ultimate startup ecosystem in many industries. Companies in our community have raised over $9 billion in funding, with successful portfolio exits including Dropbox, Guardant Health, Honey, Lending Club, and PayPal. For more information, visit

About Kiana Analytics
Kiana Analytics is a fast-growing, GDPR compliant company with offices in Silicon Valley, and Germany. Corporate campuses, shopping centers, universities, factories, hospitals, and transportation hubs use Kiana’s patented device detection capabilities and real-time location services to strengthen presence analytics, physical safety, security, and to optimize their operations. Kiana leverages existing building WiFi infrastructure; no app, no new software, and no new sensors need to be installed. Kiana’s COVID Exposure solution automates local and safety regulations and was recently highlighted in Gartner’s ”CIO Guide: How Location Services Can Help Mitigate COVID-19 Spread”. Kiana was the winner of the Telecom Council award, selected by Verizon 5G, and recently selected and finished a project by Startupbootcamp Scale Osaka, Japan between 550 companies who applied. For more information, visit

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