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The only petabyte-scale integrated AI Video Analytics Solution


Democratize AI video analytics

Can AI video analytics actually be affordable?

We think so. Dragonfruit AI is on a mission to help customers and security integrators reduce costs by 10x.

To achieve this, we use artificial intelligence to optimize and power near real-time AI video analysis.

We work with every major VMS to provide high-throughput data transport to our managed cloud. Our patented Split AI machine learning models use state-of-the-art video compression to keep archiving costs up to 90% less than on-prem storage. The built-in Analytics Library lets customers deploy only the AI models needed for specific investigations, making Dragonfruit AI both powerful and cost-effective.

Deliver flexibility and choice with solution-based modules

With Dragonfruit, customers can pick any combination of modules and only pay for what they use, when they use them. With no upfront costs and no incremental hardware or software fees, our flexible monthly pricing allows your analytics to grow with your business. Our SaaS model (RMR) allows for Capex to Opex cost shifting for easier budgeting.

With pay-per-instance pricing and AI packages designed for specific use cases, readily performing advanced forensic analysis is not only possible—it’s finally affordable.

Enable easy and cost-effective deployments

New machine learning models—such as facial recognition, object detection and ALPR—make deep forensic analysis a reality today. But these tools haven’t integrated with archives and have required expensive upfront hardware.

With Dragonfruit, there's no need for new hardware, forklift upgrades, or complicated, time-consuming installations. Our solution seamlessly overlays onto your existing physical security infrastructure. With no per-camera, per-user, or per-location license charges, we provide the most cost-effective solution for AI analytics.


Executive Team

Amit Kumar

Founder & CEO
Amit Kumar is the Founder and CEO of Dragonfruit AI. He previously founded Trimian, a smart contacts app backed by Spark Capital and Greylock Partners and later acquired by NerdWallet. He also founded Lexity, an e-commerce app platform acquired by Yahoo!. Amit is an inventor with 19 patents.
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Padma Duvvuri

Co-Founder & VP Business Development and Operations
Padma Duvvuri is Dragonfruit’s Co-founder and VP of Business Development. She has 15+ years experience crafting GTM strategy, with particular expertise in the IoT arena. She served as the VP of Business Development at Electric Imp and the AVP and Head of Global IoT Practice at GlobalLogic. Padma is a passionate public speaker on humanitarian tech.
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Amol Kulkarni

Co-Founder, VP, India Country Head
Amol Kulkarni is co-founder, VP and India Country Head of Dragonfruit. Before founding Dragonfruit, he was Head of Engineering at the Blockchain Program Office at Intel India. Amol has 15 years experience in the security space including cryptography, hardware security and biometrics. He has multiple industry standards and patents to his credit.
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Arvind Rapaka

VP of AI
Arvind Rapaka is VP of AI at Dragonfruit. Prior to Dragonfruit, he founded two AI startups, both of which were acquired. He also held leadership roles at Yahoo, Answers Inc., and Nextdoor. He is inspired to solve daily life problems using AI and accelerate the development of AI for good.
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Brian Krause

VP of North American Sales
Brian Krause is VP of Sales at Dragonfruit and a 20-year veteran of the security & communications technology industries. He was previously Anyvision's North American Sales VP, where he oversaw all sales and the establishment of Anyvision as the leader in facial recognition. Prior to Anyvision, Brian led sales for Pivot3 and Panasonic in the US East territory.
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Harvey Kohli

SVP, Global Alliances
Harvey Kohli is the SVP, Global Alliances at Dragonfruit AI. He has three decades of entrepreneurial business experience, helping tech companies scale across verticals and applications in the Commercial and Government sectors. Before Dragonfruit, he served as SVP, WW Business Development at EditShare, a digital video storage and media management solutions company.
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Jonny Mack

VP, Design
Jonny Mack is the VP of Design at Dragonfruit. Previously he was a design leader at Google on Android and Chrome OS, as well as co-founder of the Google Domains team. Prior to Google he was a designer and prototyper on webOS at HP. Jonny has 15+ years of experience in user experience design and is an inventor with 4 patents.
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Shivang Agarwal

Director of Engineering
Shivang Agarwal is Director of Engineering and one of the founding team members at Dragonfruit. He leads the Platform Engineering team and oversees the technical collaboration with business and operations. He has been an advisor/angel investor and has held leadership roles at previous companies.
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Guy Morgante

Managing Director, EMEA
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