Vidient, is a young company, spun off in the process of Japanese from a much larger, more established companies. Vidient is in the business of analysis of the feed from security cameras and awkward security breaches automatically, without human help. The parent company initially tried to develop the technology, and then an entrepreneur in residence was to try to make the idea into a business brought. The parent is allowing the company to be spun out, if it can increase the fun outside … Read more »

Vidient, is a young company, spun off in the process of Japanese from a much larger, more established companies. Vidient is in the business of analysis of the feed from security cameras and awkward security breaches automatically, without human help. The parent company initially tried to develop the technology, and then an entrepreneur in residence was to try to make the idea into a business brought. The parent is allowing the company to be spun out, if they can raise external financing. Describes some of the challenges in developing new technologies in the context of a larger company and the problems with venture capital financing for a spin-out company connected.
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Michael J. Roberts
Source: Harvard Business School
25 pages.
Publication Date: Jun 22,, 2005. Prod #: 805 163 PDF-ENG
Vidient (A) HBR case solution