Kevin Brown, Guest Innovator at the CIA's Food Business School

Kevin Brown

Innit Inc

“We manage and connect food information with appliances and devices, maximizing simplicity, flavor, and nutrition.”

Kevin Brown is the CEO and Co-founder of Innit Inc. Kevin is an accomplished entrepreneur and executive, with experience in the networking, storage, security, and cloud sectors. As CEO and Co-founder of Innit, Kevin is responsible for all cloud infrastructure, mobile applications, and big data aspects of the business.

Prior to joining Innit, Kevin served as CEO of Coraid, where he grew revenues 12x in 3 years, and was named a Top 50 startup by The Wall Street Journal. Prior to that, he was CEO of Kidaro (acquired: MSFT), vice president at Decru (acquired: NTAP), and on the founding team of Inktomi (NASDAQ, acquired: YHOO).

Kevin is a Fellow at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business where sits on the Dean’s Advisory Council, and earned his bachelor’s and MBA degrees at UC Berkeley, where he served as MBA class president.

Courses, Events & Writings

Innit Raises $25 Million to Unlock Information Within Food

Innit®, a new company that manages and connects food information, launched today at the Smart Kitchen Summit in Seattle with initial funding of over $25 million from founders and strategic investors. Innit unlocks and listens to the information within food through science, technology and culinary expertise. Through its cloud-based platform, Innit then connects food to appliances, devices and users in order to enhance how we select, prepare and cook food.

This Tech Startup Promises Salvation for Lousy Cooks

Your kitchen is about to get a whole lot smarter. In November, San Francisco-based food tech startup Innit emerged from stealth mode with an ambitious plan to transform the way food is stored, prepared, and cooked. Founded in 2013 by Eugenio Minvielle, former president and CEO of Unilever North America, and Kevin Brown, former CEO of data-storage company Coraid, the startup is partnering with kitchen appliance companies to make smart devices that let you cook food to perfection with the push of a button.

Inside the Kitchen That Listens to Food and Cooks by Itself

Innit has created a cooking system, built on machine learning and high-tech sensors, that can detect whatever it is you’re making for dinner and produce perfect results every time. And it doesn’t just cook chicken. We also had potatoes, gazpacho, and an apple tart, all equally delicious. For each food, it designs a cooking process optimized for your exact menu item. All you do is press play.