BRS Labs Layoffs and Skepticism MountBy: John Honovich, Published on Dec 04, 2009
Revelations of problems and concerns with video analytics up-start BRS Labs is mounting. An investigative report by the Houston Chronicle on BRS Labs reveals:
- In October, "BRS laid off 10 employees who worked on product development to cut costs" (despite $47 Million in investment)
- The company has "has earned less than $500,000 in revenue" and the "company's largest sale so far totaled $78,000" (again, despite $47 Million in investment)
- Two of BRS Labs CEO's previous start-ups went out of business with one violating SEC procedures and the other "accused of being unfairly favored for the contract by the city's then technology director"
For background, read our critique of BRS Labs and responses from BRS Lab supporters. Also consider that last year, BRS Labs claimed they were going to be acquired for more than $1 Billion in 2009.
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