Innovations in Solutions, Design & Business Models
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Leveraging our operating skills, experience, and contacts to grow great companies.
Gaming & Digital Media
Broadband services, enhanced interactivity and mobile devices have created new ways to deliver entertainment. Media consumers are now generating their own entertainment content, and communities have redefined from a physical location to an online group of participants with shared interests. Media is making a major move to mobile devices and uses. Changes in digital media place enormous challenges on companies built on traditional models of creating and distributing content. Those same changes create outstanding opportunities for those companies and teams who are able to simultaneously harness new technologies while leveraging entertainment techniques from traditional entertainment.
Enterprise Infrastructure & Security
Enterprise software that provide cloud enablement, IT security, analytics and disrupt incumbent business models (open source solutions). We believe in opportunities for enterprise startups that can leverage our expertise and experience in cyber security, storage, and managed services in the cloud.
Small Enterprise SaaS Solutions
Solutions that displace traditional business processes or create new market opportunities with more efficient cloud based technologies using Saas business models. Companies in this area use efficient marketing and distribution channels to scale simple solutions to a large number of diverse businesses.
Vanedge Capital I is a $138M early stage venture capital fund based in Vancouver, BC. Launched in May 2010, investors in the fund include major institutional investors as well as a number of high net worth individuals. These investors are successful entrepreneurs and bring substantial connections and insight to the fund. The investment team is comprised of industry veterans who bring a deep track record of successfully identifying, securing, and developing digital media investments. The Principals provide a broad network of high-level relationships with digital media companies and creative professionals, unparalleled domain knowledge, and significant operating experience gained through the management of, and investment in, technology, media, and entertainment businesses. We invest worldwide, with a focus on the US and Canada, in companies where our unique combination of operating leadership and management, background in technology, creative and management talent, and subject matter expertise will generate out-sized returns. We focus on investing in companies which can leverage our operating skills, experience and contacts to bring great properties and services to market. We provide world-class access to partnership opportunities, customer introductions and leadership to a select group of companies where growth and profitability can be enhanced through the strategic use of technology and licensing, improvements in core marketing, distribution and operating processes. We generally invest in a Series A round between $2M - $10M in size and typically do not invest in seed or angel level investments. Ideal companies should be post-revenue with a fast-growing user base and have demonstrated product market fit. While we typically lead an investment round, we're also happy to partner with other investors to support your company's growth. The fund is also one of the designated organizations that you may secure an investment from as part of Canada's Startup Visa Program.
V. Paul Lee
Forging the open source path in the geospatial industry.
The first heads-up display for sports.
The only platform that allows you to monitor, manage, and build your company's online reputation.
Automated real-time Anomaly Detection for IT security and performance.
Nine "Chop Chop" games. 17 million downloads.
Taking the best from social and casual games and integrating into lottery.
Vanedge Capital Leads $3.5M Investment in Privacy Analytics Inc. [July 22, 2014] Recon Instruments CEO Talks Wearable Tech on TechCrunch TV [June 6, 2014] GE Acquires Wurldtech to Advance Infrastructure Cyber Security Efforts [May 9, 2014] Metafor Software Named “Cool Vendor” by Leading Analyst Firm Gartner [May 7, 2014] Recon Instruments Gets New Funding From Motorola Solutions [Apr 24, 2014] Unity Acquires Playnomics [April 22, 2014] Read All News...
Boundless (formerly OpenGeo)
Open source geospatial tools
New York, NY
Boundless, formerly OpenGeo, is the creator of the OpenGeo Suite, the world’s leading commercial open source geospatial software platform. Their global customer base uses the Boundless platform to deploy solutions for web mapping, transportation, telecommunications, open government, and a range of other solutions. The OpenGeo Suite provides the best, continually updated geo web services platform along with maintenance agreements that include support and training. Boundless was spun out as an independent company from its parent, OpenPlans, which has incubated the company since 2002.
Casual mobile games & entertainment
Gamerizon is a Montreal-based independent studio specialized in the development of high quality mobile and casual games for numerous social and mobile platforms including Facebook, iOS, Android and Windows Mobile. Six of their Chop Chop mobile games have been downloaded over 1 million times each and most have reached top ranking positions in their respective categories in over 50 countries.
The next generation of lottery games
Karma Gaming was formed in 2012 to connect lotteries and casual gamers. The company has created next-generation digital games designed to appeal to consumers online. The games are licensed to regulated lotteries all over the world.
Automated real-time anomaly detection for IT security and performance
Metafor is pioneering a new breed of monitoring and diagnostic solutions to help IT ops team reduce service disruptions and shorten time-to-recovery. Using sophisticated machine learning techniques inspired by how the human brain works, they detect unexpected changes and behavioral anomalies in the underlying software and infrastructure, and alert you when your systems start deviating from the observed norm.
Automated data anonymization to enable analytics, collaboration and compliance
Privacy Analytics Inc. is a developer of data anonymization solutions allowing companies to manage privacy requirements of their data while enabling it for analytics and collaborative use. Their software suite, PARAT, anonymizes structured and unstructured data in an iterative, statistically-backed process which can demonstrate privacy compliance as an audit tool. For healthcare analytics, PARAT has operationalized the HIPAA privacy guidelines, allowing an automated process for the anonymization and de-identification of healthcare data to preserve its analytic integrity. Privacy Analytics' software can be found in over half of Fortune's Top 50 Healthcare Companies as well as leading research, academic and commercial organizations, such as the National Institute of Health (NIH), National Research Council (NRC), McKesson and GE Healthcare.
The first Heads Up Display for sports
Recon Instruments is the world-leading, award-winning innovator of Heads-up Display (HUD) technology for action sports and passionately leads the innovation of customized solutions for direct-to-eye communications. The company integrates Micro Optics Display (MOD) systems with state-of-the-art sensors and GPS technology, providing real-time access to navigation, communication, and performance-based information. Their MOD Live product be found in Ski goggles from Oakley, Smith, Zeal, Scott, Alpina, and Briko. The first HUD for sunglasses, the Recon Jet, will be launched in Q3 of 2014.
Super simple conference calling with no dial-ins, pins or downloads
Speek makes conferencing calling simple! No more ten digit numbers or pins to remember. Speek allows callers to join a conference call via a personal link that is easy to remember (e.g. speek.com/yourname). No downloads are required, just join your call via the phone or VOIP.
The only platform that allows you to monitor, manage, and build your company's online reputation
VendAsta Technologies is a leader in digital marketing and brand management solutions for small to mid-sized local businesses. VendAsta provides white label solutions to media companies that work directly with local businesses, including online directional media companies, newspapers, broadcasters, SEO services, certified marketing representatives, web hosting providers, and interactive agencies. VendAsta’s reputation management platform includes Reputation Monitoring, Brand Analytics, Presence Builder, Social Marketing lead generation tools and Concierge CRM platforms to help manage and sell digital products. Today, over 10,000 digital sales representatives across 250 media organizations, including Hearst Media and The McClatchy Company, provide VendAsta powered solutions to over 90,000 local businesses.
The game industry's most popular development platform for creating games and interactive 3D and 2D experiences across mobile, web, desktop, console and other platforms.
San Francisco, CA
Unity was created with the vision to democratize game development and level the playing field for developers across the globe. Through industry disrupting pricing and business plans, incredible ease of porting to multiple platforms, and a deep yet approachable project editor, Unity is the most popular tool for development of rich interactive 3D and 2D experiences used to entertain, teach, and inform the world over. With 630 thousand monthly active developers and nearly 2.9 million registered developers, Unity claims such customers as Cartoon Network, Coca-Cola, Disney, Electronic Arts, LEGO, Microsoft, NASA, Nexon, Nickelodeon, Square, Ubisoft, US Army, Warner Bros., large and small studios, independent professionals, students and hobbyists.
Next generation software defined security
Santa Clara, CA
The pioneer in software-defined security (SDSec). Currently in stealth mode.
Playnomics (acquired by Unity)
Predictive analytics for social and mobile games
San Francisco, CA
Playnomics is the global leader in quantifying game play behavior. Their platform helps game developers and publishers determine why and how their audiences play and enables them to measurably increase player retention, engagement, and monetization. Comprised of entrepreneurs and industry experts who pioneered data mining in finance, information security and bioinformatics, Playnomics was the 2010 winner of the VentureBeat startup competition “Who’s Got Game”. In 2012, Playnomics launched the first-ever CRM platform for games called PlayRM™, and grew its predictive PlayScience Engine to score a total of over 100 million unique players across dozens of the leading online games and brands worldwide.
Wurldtech (acquired by GE)
Protecting critical infrastructure from cyber attacks
Wurldtech is a software company providing protection for mission critical connected devices against the persistent and dynamic threat of cyber attack. Wurldtech follow their customers’ security lifecycle by providing innovative assessment products to discover threat and vulnerability profiles; automated testing for device vulnerabilities with Achilles® Test Appliance; device and development practice certification through Achilles Certification, and mitigation of known vulnerabilities in installed networks with Achilles Threat Intelligence Signatures. Wurldtech employs internationally recognized cyber security experts who help industrial stakeholders identify and mitigate cyber security vulnerabilities to reduce the risk and cost of attacks. Wurldtech solutions are currently used by global customers worldwide including, Siemens, Schneider, Shell, Wind River to name a few spanning from Oil & Gas, Electric Power, Medical, Nuclear, Chemical and Water Treatment markets.
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