Congratulations are in order for Ben Blackmer and the rest of the team at Are You a Human, for their recent win at the second annual Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition. The company was the winner of the $25,000 student competition first prize at the event.
Accelerate Michigan took place in Eastern Michigan University’s Eagle Crest Resort, and boasted participation from 53 companies, 24 student business ideas, and 42 venture and angel investment groups.
The game-based CAPTCHA service has seen a fair amount of scrutiny, after receiving a reported $750,000 series A round earlier this year from a round of investors that included Detroit Venture Partners and First Step Fund. At the time, the company had not yet launched their website, and the announcement of their funding came alongside the addition of Magic Johnson to the Detroit Venture Partners team.
The company has since launched a beta site, and today announced the release of a WordPress plugin utilizing their CAPTCHA product. Give the plugin a trial run, and share your experiences with us.
And while you’re at it, check out Are You a Human‘s demo video for Accelerate Michigan here: