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Q4 2018: Portfolio News and Activities

We are well into 2019. And yes, this is the time of year when people are thinking about resolutions and looking ahead. And while we are very excited about the new year and new fund, we also want to spend a few minutes to reflect on last quarter. Q4 was an important quarter for our firm and portfoli ...

HTC announces Vive Cosmos VR headset

HTC added the Vive Cosmos to its VR headset lineup at CES 2019. The HTC Vive Cosmos remains mysterious. While HTC has set up a demo station at CES, attendees can’t actually wear it. The headset doesn’t need external sensors, yet can still provide full-range controller tracking. This is in contr ...

eSight reduces electronic glasses price by 40 per cent

eSight, the makers of the eSight electronic glasses, is permanently dropping the pricing of its eSight glasses from $10,000 USD to $5,950 USD starting today. The eSight glasses looks a like a concept straight out of Star Wars, appearing more like a visor than glasses. It’s specifically designed ...

BlackBerry Key2 LE review: privacy and security for cheap (ish)

The BlackBerry Key2 LE brings the robust security and fantastic physical keyboard to a palettable pricepoint. Though its hardware struggles with gaming, it has no problems handing day-to-day business use cases. Camera performance is better than previous generation, but it still falls way short relat ...

Hashtag Trending – VR to make greater splash; wearable sales will rise; more personalized content

In 2019, virtual reality experiences are going to look a lot better and will garner more interest among fans, more coaches and athletes will turn to wearables, and targeted content will win over the hearts of millenials.   Next-generation camera systems will lean further into VR in 2019, giving fan ...

10 Lessons From 10 Years As An Entrepreneur

I describe myself as an accidental entrepreneur. I liked having a full-time job, a bi-weekly paycheque, benefits, and vacation time allowed me to unplug. But then I lost my job. Ten years ago, the travel startup where I worked had to slash costs. It was the height of the global financial crisis and ...

2018: Year in review and a look ahead

2018 was a big year for Version One, and it’s hard to believe another year is drawing to a close. We invested in seven new companies and participated in many follow-on rounds. Of the new investments, one is in encryption, one is in security, one is in consumer hardware, one is in bio/healthcare, ...

U.S. growth equities: Change is the fuel for growth

Key takeaways If historical precedent holds up, there is still room to be positive on equities as we move into 2019 and on to early 2020. The key is to identify companies that can gain market share from technology-enabled advantages in their business model or disruptive shifts in consumer behavior ...

HashTag Trending – Huawei CFO granted bail; Gaming is hot in 2018; China bans iPhone sales

Trending on LinkedIn, Huawei CFO Meng WanZhou was released on a $10 million dollar bail, 7.5 million of which was paid in cash. According to the National Post, her bail has 16 restrictions, including a curfew between 11pm to 6am and a mandatory ankle bracelet location tracker. The Vancouver court gr ...

Hashtag Trending – Microsoft to replace Edge; protein-folding AI; Walmart’s gaming PCs

Microsoft killed Internet Explorer to launch Edge, but now it looks like it plans to kill that too. Google’s DeepMind AI team wins a protein-folding competition. And how bad are Walmart’s gaming PCs? ...