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Millions of people uploaded photos to the Ever app. Then the company used them to develop facial recognition tools.
“Ever AI promises prospective military clients that it can ‘enhance surveillance capabilities’ and ‘identify and act on threats.’ It offers law enforcement the ability to identify faces in body-cam recordings or live video feeds.” Tweet by indie at May 09, 2019 at 03:43PM
indie  ai  artificialintelligence  facialrecognition  surveillancecapitalism  venturecapital  businessmodels  radar 
may 2019 by laurakalbag
Summary: A few weeks ago, we looked at the potential problems with venture capital. Unfortunately, for Get Satisfaction CEO XX, their acquisition by Sprinklr left the venture capitalists with all the money, washing out its founders. This speaks to the dangers of getting into the venture capital game, where as X of X puts it, “something something musical chairs.”
indieroundup  venturecapital  investment  sprinklr  getsatisfaction  1may15  indie 
may 2015 by laurakalbag
The Cost of VC Money: Reason 3: Loss of Freedom
“VCs have a goal, and your business is a means to their end. They invest their money not out of charity, nor out of some Willy Wonka dream of handing out Golden Tickets to the deserving few. They invest with a reasonable expectation of turning a profit. It’s now your job to make that happen.” By Alyssa Mazzina of Snappy
investment  venturecapital  freedom  indie  indieroundup  27mar2015  funding 
march 2015 by laurakalbag
Why 99.95% Of Entrepreneurs Should Stop Wasting Time Seeking Venture Capital
“Hardly any of you will ever get VC. Actually, most of you may never see the inside of a VC’s office. So, if you want to build a major business, learn to build it without VC. That’s what most of the billion-dollar entrepreneurs did.” By Dileep Rao on Forbes
funding  investment  venturecapital  indie  indieroundup  27mar2015 
march 2015 by laurakalbag
Convince Me I Don't Want VC Funding
“It seems like every two minutes there’s a new story about some hot young startup raising funds from venture capital firms or angel investors. The stereotype of Silicon Valley is not the penny-pinching bootstrapper working his way up; it’s the 20-something entrepreneur, flush with VC cash.” By Alyssa Mazzina from Snappy
investment  venturecapital  indie  indieroundup  notincluded 
march 2015 by laurakalbag
The Problem With Investors
“Investors want to make money selling their shares of your company. I know you’re thinking “Duh! Captain obvious! What else is new?”, but I find that this basic notion escapes many new entrepreneurs. That’s because the implications are unpleasant…” By Nick Prudent on Entrepreneur By Design
investment  venturecapital  funding  indie  indieroundup  27mar2015  bootstrapped 
march 2015 by laurakalbag
The Cost of VC Money: Reason Number 2: Loss of Control
“When an investor writes you a check, you’re selling ownership of your company. Period.” by Alyssa Mazzina of Snappy
indie  indieroundup  27mar2015  venturecapital  funding 
march 2015 by laurakalbag
To Truly Change Diversity In Tech, Follow The Money
“Kapor and other diversity-minded investors say that at the investment level, diversity does, in fact, affect the rest of the technology industry. VCs—94% of whom are male and mostly white, according to a Diana Project report—hold a lot of power that isn't being used well enough” By Jennifer Elias on Fast Company
diversity  women  technology  venturecapital  startups  indie  indieroundup  notincluded 
march 2015 by laurakalbag
In response to the Belgian Startup Manifesto: Alternative Innovation — Do we really need startups?
“Startups are immediately associated with a certain way of running a business. It usually comes with VCs, arrogant CEOs, exits selling data to corporate surveillance companies (making a living trading data), high risk, high growth…” By Frederic Jacobs on Medium
startup  startupmanifesto  business  sustainability  venturecapital  opensource  diversity  indie  indieroundup  6march2015 
march 2015 by laurakalbag

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