Karl is the founder and CTO of Nymi (formerly known as Bionym). Nymi is the maker of the Nymi Band, a wristband that authenticates identity using the wearer's cardiac rhythm, and serves to replace passwords, PINs, keys, and cards. Karl has a PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Toronto, with expertise in biometrics, security, and privacy. Prior to founding Nymi, he founded a consulting company that developed custom biometric systems. Beyond building products and companies, Karl is also passionate about crafting compelling stories and sharing his experiences with the startup community.