The app started as a facial recognition tool to help retail stores catch shoplifters, but was rejected by investors. Instead, Makers Tosh Velaga and Igor Nefedov pivoted and created a project that identifies whether or not someone is a venture capitalist from a quick photo of their face.
The duo scraped VC pics from Google Images and Signal, a directory for sourcing investors. The idea behind the app is to make it easier to spot VCs in the wild, which is a nice idea for budding entrepreneurs, but could create a paparazzi effect for investors.
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