If Nikola Tesla had to Pitch Products to Modern VCs


Nikola Tesla

Nikola Tesla was ahead of his time. In many ways, he is still ahead of our time. Some of his inventions and discoveries are still baffling scientists today (notwithstanding the conspiracy theory that his technology has always been understood but was suppressed, but that’s a different story).

If he were around today trying to raise funds for his wireless energy concept, there’s a good chance that he would be met with insurmountable obstacles. The money is controlled by people who are not adequate in their understanding of how such amazing inventions can operate in this world and are driven by the desire to go to market and sell out in as little time and at as high of a profit as possible. That’s the concept of the video below, at least, and it’s delivered in a funny that strikes a little too close to reality to be dismissed as pure fiction.

The video was produced to help promote the Kickstarter project to build a Tesla statue that emits free WiFi in Silicon Valley. The only drawback to the concept is that Silicon Valley isn’t exactly a place that has challenges with WiFi signals, but with nearly $25,000 pledged to date, we might be the only ones thinking along those lines.

Kudos to Northern Imagination for coming up with this.

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