In its very short-lived glory days, Israeli startup Tru-Media Technologies had over 100 employees, and along with Quividi (the ONLY long serving face recognition business still in operation) pionered face, eye and image recognition in the digital signage space.
Samsung partnered with them and if you believe the rumours, Nielsen even considered buying them. Very soon though it all descended into chaos, there was an ugly legal fight between one of its founders Moti Gura and some its investors (this spat reached the high court of Israel, Moti lost) and shortly thereafter the company’s employees actually asked ask the court to declare Chapter 11 on the company (in 2012 we understand).
There was some good technology there so it was not surprising that one of the investors acquired the remainder of the company, and financed their R&D and Sales.
It is our understanding that YCD has now acquired this business for a few million dollars.