No, I would not invest in PrintPass. As an EVA (with experience working in both 5:1 and 1:1 iPad classrooms), I can certainly see the pain point that PrintPass is looking to address. Getting students logged on to their various student accounts can definitely be frustrating and time-consuming; however, rarely are students using more than one application at a time so the time-saving/convenience being sold by PrintPass is rather trivial. Similarly, I see competition being a major factor for this venture. Apple already has capabilities to allow signing in/making purchases using only fingerprint authorization so they are in a much more favourable position to alleviate the pain point simply by adapt existing applications of the fingerprint scan.
With regards to the content of the pitch, I felt as though PrintPass’ CEO did an effective job addressing key pitch elements; however, it was delivery of the message that failed to convince me to invest. I absolutely admire Ms. Olsen’s effort and the enthusiasm that was apparent throughout her pitch; but her spiel felt rushed and wordy which, although banal, gave me the impression that she lacked confidence and ultimately turned me off. By no means do I claim to be able to what she’s done, but as someone who always trusts her gut, this was a major factor in influencing me to take the position that PrintPass just isn’t a very lucrative endeavour for me t invest in.