Author: Annie Zak
Published May 28
When they launched a tech company called Attently in Fairbanks, co-founders Eric Solie and Erik Talvi ran into challenges doing business so far away from the resources of Silicon Valley.
But they said Alaska also brings advantages for the business, which develops predictive video analytics based on what Solie called "facial detection" — slightly different from facial recognition — for clients.
"We've met with politicians, met with heads of businesses in Alaska, that, if we were in a larger state, it'd be really hard for a young, early-stage startup to get those kinds of meetings," said Solie.