I am preparing the evidence for global talent. My background is a data scientist and co-founder in a startup. I have one slot of evidence left, and there are two evidences in consideration:
A patent of the computer vision algo from my previous company.
Pros: I think it’s formal evidence to show the value
cons: it’s a bit old, it’s published on Dec 2018. It is from the previous company, while I put more focus on the current position in my personal statement.
ex-colleagues reference letters.
pros: it can directly support my impact evidence in the current position.
cons: I amworried it’s not strong enough. it’s like peer review.
Please give your thoughts on which one I should go for and what the considerations are.