By combining camera hardware and a kind of intelligence to draw value out of the resulting footage, this thing sort of feels like Google's Clips camera, but French and for babies. In focusing solely on the very young, though, this startup just might be able to offer parents -- and eventually, their grown children -- something immensely powerful. The value here isn't just in letting people build troves of videos; it's in giving members of a family access to moments and perspectives that might have otherwise been lost in the fog of early, early childhood.
My mom used to tell me that, when I was just a few years old, my dad held me up to his face and I kicked him square in the eye. The black eye lasted for a few days (apparently), and the memory persisted, but the finer details were lost to time. Did I laugh? Did he swear? I can only hazard guesses now, but something like the Babeyes might be able to capture those slices of family history in the making. For once, I don't care so much about whether this startup has nailed its feature mix, or if the per-unit margins are healthy -- I'm just sort of glad it's trying to help families flesh out their lore.