Today German startup Infarm, one of world’s fastest growing urban farming networks, has announced an approx. €144 million investment raised in the first close of a Series C funding round expected to reach around €169 million. Led by LGT Lightstone, the first round included participation by investors Hanaco, Bonnier, Haniel, and Latitude and was supported…
I am trying to start up a company creating apps and games but am having a hard time managing the time and getting users, partners, investors, and people who can help.
I have a day job that takes most of my time, a family that takes time after my day job, so I'm pretty much left working on my projects from midnight to 3am or however long I can hold off sleep for. I am a programmer and not very business savvy, how do you all manage to find the proper connections and sell people on your products in this work from home world?
My doubt is: doesn’t each user that uses Zoom make the product more valuable for other users (because they can communicate with more people) just as it is the case with the telephone, where a greater number of users increases the value to each?
Ben Thompson says: “This all [the security issues] might not matter if Zoom were able to use the massive surge in usage to create network effects that lock users into the service. That’s the thing though: Zoom is so popular and so viral in part because it has no network effects. Only a host needs an account; everyone else just clicks a link.”
Is it the point that because you can use Zoom without having an account the value of it to users doesn’t increase when someone joins Zoom (meaning makes an account) because the value stays the same for users no matter if people create an account or not? Also, is a person only considered to have joined the Zoom network if they create a Zoom account?
Unispectral, an Israeli Samsung-backed company, is an important player in the IR inspection market, producing miniature tunable Near Infrared (NIR) filters for camera systems to give them biometric authentication capabilities. Unispectral’s technology is used for many applications, including camera-based material detection, object classification, bank note and documentation identification, product defect identification, facial authentication and more. In addition to its NIR filter capabilities, part of Unispectral’s success in the market is that its products are on the lower end of the cost spectrum, thanks in part to its use of additive manufacturing.
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