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Company Overview

Our mission is simple: saving lives

Mission

At Actuate, we work to mitigate the costs of gun violence. We build firearm detection systems using computer vision software and artificial intelligence, turning any security camera into a gun-detecting smart camera. We aim to accelerate security response time and improve safety outcomes during active shooter situations. 

Actuate Co-Founder Sonny Tai’s passion for prevention comes from his upbringing in South Africa, where family friends were part of the country’s high gun violence statistics. As the gun violence epidemic has swelled here in the U.S., Sonny’s background as a Marine Corps Captain led him to create Actuate. By sourcing key feedback from major stakeholders—law enforcement, educators, other veterans—Sonny and our team understood that early, real-time threat information would help achieve our vision of a safer, more intelligent future.

We’re committed to making security more effective. Our lightweight software solution easily integrates with existing security camera systems without the need for on-site installation or other physical considerations.

Team

Diverse by background, united by purpose

Sonny Tai

Co-Founder & CEO

Ben Ziomek

Co-Founder & Chief Product Officer

Andrew Armanus

Business Development

Pablo Oberhauser

Data Science

Jacob Weiss

Software Engineering

Minh Tran

Data Science

Mladen Lukić

Data Engineering