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15 quotes from LDV Vision Summit you might have missed

Like during any great summit,  there was a lot of valuable information to take in during the LDV Vision Summit. Here are some noteworthy  quotes to remember for those who were there and those who weren’t :

 

  •  “Big players will struggle to keep up in some fields as technology investments that are 5 years old will become obsolete ”  Jan Erik Solem, Mapillary
  • “Visual communication is so much more efficient and fast than verbal communication, it is obvious that one day it will become one of the major means of human­ computer interactions. ”  Alex Winter, Placemeter  
Rebecca Paoletti discusses video strategies during a break. ©Dan Taylor/Heisenberg Media
Rebecca Paoletti discusses video strategies during a break. ©Dan Taylor/Heisenberg Media

 

  • ” Visual storytelling continues to be one of the strongest tools for connecting brands to consumers. ”  Kelly Hoey, Cuurio    
  • “Everything we are seeing today is barely the cave man era of these new image capture technologies”  Rick Smolan, Against All Odds    
  • Photos are the communication currency of the mobile generationTobias Peggs, Aviary    

    LDV Vision Summit : Photographer Ron Haviv answers a few questions from journalists
    LDV Vision Summit : Photographer Ron Haviv answers a few questions from journalists. ©Dan Taylor/Heisenberg Media
  •  ” I continue to look for investment opportunities around the intersection of visual communication and mobile messaging.”  David Pakman, Venrock  
  • “I still think the problem of image curation and sharing has not been solved. ”  David Aronoff, Flybridge Capital Partners    
  • “We are shifting from a world of nearly all professionally created content to a world of crowd sourced content ­­ that disruption has tremendous implications for investing. ”  Richard Greenfield, BTIG

    Paul Melcher and Andy Parsons discussing new lens technology
    LDV Vision Summit : Paul Melcher (l) and Andy Parsons(r) discussing new sound wave lens technology.©Dan Taylor/Heisenberg Media
  • “I think the most precious commodity is our attention.”- Jeffrey Madoff
  • “Why are photos so valuable? Because they are our memories”- Evan Nisselson, LDV Capital
  • “Content should find viewers, not the opposite”, Adam Singolda, Taboola
  • “Why are we not creating an image format that includes still, video and sensation”, Om Malik
  • “93% of people creating products with photos are women”, Moshe Bercovich, Shutterfly
Judges review their notes and ask questions to the finalists.
LDV Vision Summit : Judges  questioning to the startup finalists. ©Dan Taylor/Heisenberg Media
  • Image recognition is not useful without a community, Serge Belongie, Cornell tech
  • “Wearables are a vanishing trend on a way to new technologies” Flo Meisner, EyeEm 

And one last thought on “investment trends in visual tech” . In fact, it’s the whole panel in one sketch by Johnny Goldstein from Vizualize.com :

LDV Vision Summit : trends in investment in the visual space
LDV Vision Summit : trends in investment in the visual space

Written by Paul Melcher

Paul Melcher

Paul Melcher is the founder of Kaptur. He is an entrepreneur, advisor, consultant with a proven track record in licensing, copyright, sales, marketing and technology with more than 20 years experience in developing world-renowned photo based companies with two successful exits. Named one of the “100 most influential people in photography” by American Photo magazine.

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