Kenneth Denman

by LP Green, II
Kenneth Denman
Kenneth Denman
Venture Partner
Sway Ventures
Boards: Costco Wholesale, LendingClub, Mitek Systems, Motorola Solutions, Shoretel

Kenneth Denman is currently a Venture Partner with Sway Ventures. Most recently, he was President and CEO of Emotient, Inc., an innovative venture-backed software start- up that built an artificial intelligence (deep learning) based platform for measuring facial expressions, leveraging computer vision and behavioral & cognitive science to predict emotions. Emotient was acquired by Apple in January of 2016.


Denman has also been CEO of two silicon valley public software companies, including Openwave (since re-named Unwired Planet) where he directed this Nasdaq listed mobile middleware technology company through a major strategy transition. Denman was appointed to the Edward V. Fritzky Endowed Chair in Leadership at the University of Washington’s Foster School of Business, as a Visiting Professor. Ken is also a Board Member of the UW Foster School of Business.


Denman holds an MBA in Finance and International Business from the University of Washington and a B.S. in Accounting from Central Washington University.

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