[sdiy] LUMI keys

Dave dlmanley at sonic.net
Wed Jun 19 17:36:24 CEST 2019



On June 19, 2019 12:11:59 AM PDT, paula at synth.net wrote:
>>>> Have to admit, I'm a bit gobsmacked that Roli have put this on
>>>> kickstarter, I mean, they're a big well financed company.
>>>> 
>>> 
>>> True, but all that financing is venture capital... isn't that just
>>> kickstarter for rich people?
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>> Not really.   My experience from various startup companies since 1987
>> is VCs typically don't have any interest in the product they just
>want
>> to use money to make more money.
>
>I have to agree with Dave, ROli will have a substantial amount of money
>
>and the use of kickstarter is odd.
>Kickstarter is normally for small companies to help get them off the 
>ground, so this move seems bizarre to me.
>
>Paula

Perhaps they presented the concept and were told no by the VCs, but decided to go forward anyway and this is their funding option. Perhaps it's a pet project that won't adversely affect their VC committed projects.   Usually the VCs can control board of directors decisions regarding company direction but i know nothing about this company. 




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