A tech entrepreneur explains what it’s like to get acquired by Amazon

Evi Technologies founder William Tunstall-Pedoe. Sam Shead/Business Insider UK When your small startup gets acquired by a megacorporation like Amazon the impact is life-changing. That’s exactly what happened to Cambridge entrepreneur William Tunsall-Pedoe back in 2012. The artificial intelligence (AI) guru sold his voice recognition app Evi to Amazon for a reported $26 million (£21 million), becoming an Amazon employee in the process. Now, in an interview with Business Insider, Tunstall-Pedoe explains what it was like to go from working for yourself to being part of a much larger beast. “I went from running a 30 person startup to having a role in an organisation that’s over 150,000 people, which is obviously a big change,” said Tunstall-Pedoe. “As a startup you’re constantly stressed about funding. Particularly if you’re running it.…


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