About Kinship

We started this company because we have a background in managing factories. We are a technology-enabled startup with a positive social impact. Our approach is to enable the factory to empower their own workforce through digital inclusion.

We built our platform from the point of view of factory owners & managers. They are the ones who directly employ and take responsibility of workers. The problem they face is the gap in daily communication with workers, no direct feedback and the lack of data driven insights. All of which a social audit, phone conversation, group meeting or training session cannot solve. In addition the disparate and outdated systems that already exist in the industry, makes it challenging to improve worker efficiency and conditions. We change that, by giving factories a simple way to reach all their workers, without adding more work for supervisors. Since these factories are in a competitive industry, and concerned about their bottom line, we built them a way to measure ROI with real-time analytics. A workforce platform that is both automated and data driven.

Consumers are more socially conscious than ever before, making it very important for brands and retailers to work with highly compliant supplier factories. We believe, it is not about giving brands a platform to monitor their suppliers, rather give brands a platform to collaborate with their suppliers, who in turn can support their workers.

As digitization starts to transform the fashion industry, our vision is to be the single source of truth for factory workers in the supply chain.

  • 2017
    Kutumbita (previously known as) was formed and started a pilot in our first factory.
  • 2017
    After a successful pilot, we were covered on various reputed news outlets for creating a mobile app for factory workers.
  • 2018
    Accepted to globally renowned Techstars Impact Accelerator in Austin, Texas.
  • 2018
    After 3 months of deep-diving with world class mentors and support from Techstars we embarked onto building our latest version, an AI powered SaaS platform for factories.
  • 2019
    Received grant from Humanity United of Omidyar Network and expanded our core development team.
  • 2019
    Launched new platform, rebranded to Kinship AI, added new customers and onboarded almost 30,000+ workers.
  • 2020
    New features in Q1: digital pay (salaries), insurance on mobile and face detection enabled kiosks.
  • 2020
    Expansion planned for South-East Asia and more verticals in manufacturing.

Leadership

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Amira Faruq
Co-founder
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Soukaina Faruq
Co-founder
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Boutaina Faruq
Co-founder
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Rameez Hoque
Co-founder
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Shafkat Alam
CTO
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Shahriar Rahman
Country Manager
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Rameez Hoque
CEO & Co-founder
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Boutaina Faruq
Co-founder
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Shafkat Alam
CTO
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Richie Kotwal
Head of Business Development
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Alvi Awwal
Head of Operations, South Asia
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Zoe Schlag
Managing Director, Techstars Impact
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Warisul Abid
Chief People Officer, SQ Group
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