Azure Accelerated: What It Takes - Episode One
This is one of the things I had to get used to when I became an entrepreneur. Mostly because I am female, I showed up prominently in Episode One of a set of videos about the Microsoft Accelerator powered by TechStars program in Seattle. Being followed around by a film crew is odd and seeing myself on video is still unsettling.
During the program, our switched from building "biometric face matching as a service" to an online ID verification service to prevent fraud, spam and abuse. Our theory is that online merchants will do better in countless ways if they can stop doing business with strangers and ensure their online accounts are backed by real people.
"The 10 new teams arrive at the Microsoft Accelerator for Windows Azure. During the program, these companies will be mentored by technical and business leaders, iterate on business model as much as product, and enjoy all the benefits of being a startup in Seattle."