Steve Wozniak Invests In Robot-Powered Paper-Digitizing Startup

Steve Wozniak — along with Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byer — have invested in an automated paper-digitization company named Ripcord, which formally launched on Thursday. An anonymous reader quotes VentureBeat:
Based in Hayward, California, Ripcord has machines that can scan, index, and categorize paper records to make them searchable through companies’ existing systems, via the cloud… Upon receipt, Ripcord unboxes the files and passes them to its machines, which scan, upload, and convert the content into searchable PDFs. Ripcord says that the conversion and classification process is around 80 percent automated and covers handling, the removal of fasteners (e.g. staples), and scanning. “It sounds silly at first, but a really big part of the reason why this has never been done before are staples,” explains Business Insider. “Existing scanner systems require humans to pull staples, separate three-ring binders, unclip paper clips, and occasionally even unstrip duct tape before they can go through the system — otherwise they jam up the works.” “Our robots work their magic,” explains Ripcord’s web site. They’re charging .004 cents per page — for every month that it’s stored in the cloud.

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