(source Marketwired) PALO ALTO, CA– Superfish, the leading visual search engine developer changing image discovery, today announced the appointment of Kevin Akira Lee as Chief Product Officer. In his new role, Kevin will be responsible for product development at Superfish.
Recruited by Calibre One, Kevin brings more than 10 years of experience in product management, most recently at Zynga, the social game company most known for the Facebook game FarmVille. In his role as General Manager within the platform division, Kevin served Zynga’s services, APIs, website and payments. Prior to that, Kevin was Vice President of Product at IGN Entertainment and Director of Product for Search at Yahoo!.
“We are thrilled to welcome Kevin to the Superfish team,” said Adi Pinhas, Founder and CEO of Superfish. “His expertise in product strategy will be key to our growth and efforts toward applying visual search technology to a multitude of new product developments.”
Superfish is the developer of the most advanced, scalable visual search technology in the world — providing more than 100 million daily searches to millions of users. The Superfish visual search engine analyzes an image 100% algorithmically, then finds similar images in real-time without the need for text tags or human oversight. Superfish has focused on developing its core visual search technology, which empowers users to experience new ways to engage with the increasingly visual web.
Superfish recently closed a Series D funding round, bringing the total company raise to $20M. The company is continuing to expand and hire developers for its web, algorithm and product teams.
About Superfish Superfish is a developer and provider of an innovative, next generation visual discovery platform that’s out to transform the way images are searched, seen, utilized and shared over the web. Through its cutting-edge, patented technology and pioneering vision, Superfish has developed a cunningly intuitive visual search engine that analyzes images algorithmically, without the need of text tags or human intervention. Founded in 2006 by Adi Pinhas and Michael Chertok Superfish is headquartered in Palo Alto, California and is backed by Draper Fisher Jurvetson.