Vince Gaydarzhiev 


Vince Gaydarzhiev 

Alcatraz AI

Role: CPO, Founder

Industry: Security

Vince Gaydarzhiev, the founder of Alcatraz AI, is a hardware engineer born in the city of Ruse, Bulgaria. At the age of 16 he moved to the US and his long-term interest in computer engineering led him through multiple engineering degrees. Vince has earned advanced engineering degrees from Stanford and the University of Southern California and has a bachelor’s in electrical engineering from the University of Central Florida. After graduating, Vince has worked in big tech companies like Planet Labs, Apple, NVIDIA and Beckman Coulter. At NVIDIA, he was working on embedded integration for Tesla Model S. He then moved to Apple, where he led the prototyping of FaceID into iPhoneX.

In 2016, Vince founded Alcatraz AI with the goal to bring technology to provide more secure access control without the added friction or high personnel cost. Alcatraz’s facial authentication technology and intelligent tailgating detection enable enterprises to innovate and future-proof their security strategy.