Gaming

Hashtag Trending – Google Stadia announced; federal budget 2019; Instagram Checkout

Google enters the video game business; Canada’s federal budget for 2019 is released; and now you can go shopping on Instagram.   Trending on Google, Google announced that it’s launching a video game platform later this year. At the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, Google debuted its ...

HP Reinvent announcements: New HP Probook, Envy, and Reverb VR headset

During the HP Reinvent 2019 event, HP unveiled its updated midrange enterprise and consumer device portfolios, as well as a new enterprise software security solution and the new Reverb VR headset. HP ProBook 400 G6 series Last year, HP refreshed its EliteBook premium business laptops. The ProBook se ...

5i updates and portfolio changes

Updated Reports:We have an updated report on Great Canadian Gaming Inc (GC) posted on site.  Company NewsBank of Nova Scotia (BNS)BNS recently reported a year-over-year decline in earnings and missed on estimates but raised its dividend.  The international division was the only segment to pos ...

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, ...