Skoltech eSports Startup Head Kraken Joins NVIDIA Inception

Moscow—February 16, 2021—Head Kraken, a startup founded by two professors at the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech), today announced it has joined NVIDIA Inception, a program designed to nurture startups revolutionizing industries with advancements in AI and data sciences.

Head Kraken is a company focused on eSports analytics based on sensing technologies and AI. It is a cloud SaaS which performs data collection from numerous sources including physiological and environmental sensors, game telemetry and game replays with consequent data analysis using AI. The user receives performance visualization, detailed analytics and recommendations on how to improve the performance.

NVIDIA Inception will allow Head Kraken to drive the business forward through go-to-market support, training, and technology assistance. The program will also offer Head Kraken the opportunity to collaborate with industry-leading experts and other AI-driven organizations.

“We are happy to join the NVIDIA Inception program for its plethora of valuable services and technological support for startup companies. For instance, participation in NVIDIA’s GTC conference allows for finding potential investors and getting feedback from the AI community. Additionally, materials from online lectures and tutorials can be successfully used to improve professional skills of our developers and be adapted to the teaching process at Skoltech for our MSc and PhD students, “ said Head Kraken co-founders Evgeny Burnaev and Andrey Somov.

 NVIDIA Inception is a program that helps startups during critical stages of product development, prototyping and deployment. Every Inception member gets a custom set of ongoing benefits, such as NVIDIA Deep Learning Institute credits, marketing support, and technology assistance, which provides startups with the fundamental tools to help them grow.

About Head Kraken

Head Kraken was co-founded by two Skoltech (Russia) professors Evgeny Burnaev and Andrey Somov in 2019. Head Kraken is a cloud SaaS providing an assessment of physical and psychoemotional conditions of eSports players relying on sensing technologies and AI. The first service called AMA is available at

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