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LDV Capital on the Rise of Synthetic Data in Tech

Ryan Sommer

MaintainPR client LDV Capital (http://www.ldv.co/), is a venture fund investing in people building visual technology businesses at the seed stage.

Today, General Partner Evan Nisselson was published in TechCrunch around an advantage disrupting the ability for anyone to create and leverage synthetic data to train computers across many use cases.

See: Deep learning with synthetic data will democratize the tech industry -- TechCrunch

LDV Capital Raises 2nd Fund for Visual Technology

Ryan Sommer

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MaintainPR client LDV Capital is having a great start to 2018 with the announcement of a second fund with $10 million for investing at the pre-seed or seed stage.

Dedicated to supporting and investing in deep technical teams that leverage computer vision, machine learning and artificial intelligence to analyze visual data, Evan Nisselson and his team at LDV also helm the LDV Vision Summit

Check out coverage of the news in WSJ, Strictly VC and more.

LDV Capital Raises Seed Fund for Visual Tech  -- WSJ

GumGum and LDV Capital Featured in MediaShift

Ryan Sommer

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What happens to marketing in a world with 45B cameras? Well, in 2022 we will be faced with that scenario.

In this piece for MediaShift, GumGum CTO Ken Weiner takes the stats from the recent LDV Insights Report and breaks down example ramifications for consumers, marketers and technologists.

Heads Up! Marketers to Combine AI with 44 Billion Cameras -- MediaShift

LDV Capital Predicts 45B Cameras in the World by 2022

Ryan Sommer

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How many cameras would you guess will be in the world within the next five years?

LDV Capital recently released a report measuring the entire visual technology ecosystem that has resulted from the integration of cameras and visual data across the market sectors: Handheld Cameras; Robots (Autos, Boats, Drones, etc.); Smart Home; Security and Surveillance and Wearables and it's an eye opener.

To download the report visit http://www.ldv.co/insights

Media Coverage

It's a Wrap! LDV Vision Summit 2017 Summary and Press

Ryan Sommer

The 4th annual LDV Vision Summit concluded last week in NYC.

Congrats to the winners of the best startup (Fantasmo.io's Jameson Detweiler, Co-Founder & CEO) and Entrepreneurial Computer Vision Challenge's winner Timnit Gebru, Stanford Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, PhD Candidate!

This year had many resounding takeaways about myth versus reality of general AI, where exactly we are autonomous driving (thanks to detailed presentations from Lyft, AutoX and Uber) and especially in health tech, a new area where we had expert talks on how AI and machine vision are accelerating treatment of disease ; liberating the MRI

The addition of moderation from Fortune's Erin Griffith was great and she joined already seasoned pros like Mike Murphy (Quartz) and Joshua Brustein (Bloomberg) to help make sure panelists and speakers stayed on their toes and delivered value for the audience.

Here is a recap of the press. We'll see you next year!

5 ways computer vision could impact how we do AI -- VentureBeat

LDV Vision Summit in Fortune Term Sheet -- Fortune

Power to the pupils: The Internet of Eyes is fueling a race to dominate next generation cameras -- Venturebeat

Smartglasses to Replace Phones? -- Althea Chang, Tom's Guide

The war over artificial intelligence will be won with visual data -- Evan Nisselson, TechCrunch

 

LDV Capital on Amazon's 'Look' and the 'Internet of Eyes'

Ryan Sommer

MaintainPR client and LDV Capital Founder Evan Nisselson wrote about the "Internet of Eyes" for Venturebeat about a year ago.

Evan has over 20 years of experience as a serial entrepreneur and digital media expert.  His international expertise ranges from building four visual technology businesses to assisting technology startups in raising capital, business development and more.

This year, Amazon announced the Look just a month out from the annual LDV Vision Summit. Built for the fashion conscience and sporting a fresh set of connected eyes, this device has all sorts of ramifications for the future of connected devices and visual machine learning.

Former Wired writer Jessi Hempel sourced Evan for some great insights around the launch of Look in this Backchannel piece:

The Echo Look is Amazon’s Trojan Horse -- Backchannel

LDV Capital Cited in Article on Smart Glasses

Ryan Sommer

MaintainPR client and LDV Capital Founder Evan Nisselson was tapped for expertise on this piece in Tom's Guide about the future of smart glasses.

With Facebook heavily investing in AR/VR, and so many past predictions of Evan's coming true, this is truly an exciting time! Read the entire piece in Tom's Guide below.

Smartglasses to Replace Phones? Facebook Says Yes -- Tom's Guide

It's a Wrap! LDV Vision Summit 2016 and the Internet of Eyes

Ryan Sommer

This year's LDV Vision Summit, produced annually in New York by serial investor and photo fanatic Evan Nisselson, covered everything from 3D imaging and VR to deep learning and Facebook Live. We all came away convinced that The Internet of Eyes is coming and it's an important area that all of us — creatives, engineers, marketers, and investors — should be keeping an "eye" (pun intended) on. 

MaintainPR is agency of record for LDV Vision Summit and has managed media relations since the inaugural event in 2013.

With speakers like Bijan Sabet (Spark Capital); Patricia Hadden (NBCUniversal Media, SVP of Marketing), Jason Rosenthal, (Lytro, CEO), Yuanzhen Lim (VSCO Director of Engineering, Sold Moving Sciences); Nicolas Steegmann (GoPro Software Engineering Sr. Director. Sold Stupefix), Larry Zitnick, (Facebook AI Research Lead) we have a blast each time and learn a ton.

Check out some of the selected media coverage in The Next Web, TechCrunch and more below.

"Why image recognition is about to transform business" -- TechCrunch

"It’s coming! The Internet of Eyes will allow objects to See" -- The Next Web

"Facebook Bringing 360 Photos to News Feed, Samsung Gear VR" -- Adweek

"Facebook Is Trying to Figure Out How to Automatically Detect Mirror Selfies" -- VICE Motherboard

"Innovation & Trends in Video and Digital Imaging at the LDV Vision Summit 2016" -- VizWorld

"AI struggles with mirror selfies as Facebook scientists try to instill new skills" -- RT

"Mediachain enivisions a blockchain-based tool for identifying artists’ work across the internet" -- TechCrunch

"Could Blockchains Solve The Web's Image Attribution Problem?" -- Fast Co.

"You need to be thinking about computer vision" -- Venturebeat