He was just 15 when he landed his first chunk of change from VCs. Now this high-schooler counts Ashton Kutcher, Yoko Ono, and Mark Pincus as backers.
“News on mobile is fundamentally broken,” D’Alosio explains. “It’s not the personalization element that needs to change—it’s the content. A lot of start-ups are trying to solve personalization, but this is a step beyond that. People are just fundamentally not interacting with the content itself, that’s the issue. We’ve tried to algorithmically come up with a solution.”
D’Alosio has used the $1 million to hire “some serious scientists” to improve on his original algorithm.
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