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IDCEE 2013: A true story of Viewdle - Yegor Anchishkin (CTO @ Viewdle 2006-2012) and Laurent Gil (CEO @ Viewdle)

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Yegor is a software entrepreneur who co-founded Viewdle (in 2006) and Zakaz.ua (in 2010).
Both companies are making products based on computer vision technologies. Yegor served as CTO of Viewdle which was awarded several prizes as "best startup in Europe", was invested by BestBuy Capital, Qualcomm Ventures, Blackberry Partners Fund, and acquired by Motorola Mobility (Google) in 2012.
Zakaz.ua delivers groceries from existing brick-and-mortar retailers and provides full stack of required customer service and a range of proprietary technologies. In 2013 Zakaz.ua was awarded a prize for Best Innovation in eCommerce tech in Ukraine. Zakaz.ua's Retail Partners include NOVUS, METRO Cash & Carry, Furshet, Amstor.

http://idcee.org/p/laurent-gil/

Laurent co-founded Viewdle, in Ukraine, in 2007 and became its CEO and President. Viewdle was a company specialized in computer vision and computing photography, with a large R&D team in Kiev, Ukraine. Viewdle was sold to Google in Fall 2012. Laurent is also an advisor to We Heart It (WHI Inc), a large social network for teenagers, based in San Francisco and Nextivity, a maker of next generation mobile signal boosters.

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  • 1. Viewdle Our story
  • 2. How it all started…
  • 3. Machine vision Using face recognition for indexing images and videos
  • 4. We changed 3 times the business plan
  • 5. 1 attempt: st Cloud / Video … indexing videos on facebook
  • 6. Series A! Hello to California
  • 7. But…
  • 8. Who take videos? 2008
  • 9. … how about photos?
  • 10. Second attempt photo / desktop … indexing images of your photo album
  • 11. Desktop???
  • 12. Third attempt mobile! … indexing photo and video… … on mobile
  • 13. $
  • 14. Series B! Hello to Silicon Valley
  • 15. Mobile it is.
  • 16. 17
  • 17. Mobile! 19
  • 18. May 4, 2011 Effortless Socializing The Viewdle Social Camera, a free app for Android devices, suggests names of people in photos taken by an Android smartphone by comparing their faces to a database of friends tagged in a person's Facebook account. Viewdle works completely on the smartphone so images don't need to be slowly uploaded to a remote server each time a face is identified. Viewdle's future plans sound exciting: Devices with enough processor power, including some that are out now, will be able to display photos captured on the smartphone with each person's most recent Facebook status update shown in bubbles above their heads. http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703922804576301153452838860.html
  • 19. We even made a game
  • 20. … that lasted…
  • 21. … 2 weeks
  • 22. 2011
  • 23. The 4 th attempt
  • 24. OEM Mobile devices Imaging
  • 25. Google/Motorola 2012