26 July 2019

New Book: Secrets of Sand Hill Road

Image Credit: Penguin Random House
Are you an Entrepreneur? Are you an Investor? This book is for you. We have been both and wish we had this Wall Street Journal Best Seller when we started 'venturing' into these areas!

In Secrets of Sand Hill Road Venture Capital and How to Get It, Scott Kupor explains exactly how VCs decide where and how much to invest, and how entrepreneurs can get the best possible deal and make the most of their relationships with VCs. Kupor explains, for instance:

• Why most VCs typically invest in only one startup in a given business category.

• Why the skill you need most when raising venture capital is the ability to tell a compelling story.

• How to handle a "down round," when startups have to raise funds at a lower valuation than in the previous round.

• What to do when VCs get too entangled in the day-to-day operations of the business.

• Why you need to build relationships with potential acquirers long before you decide to sell.

Filled with Kupor's firsthand experiences, insider advice, and practical takeaways, Secrets of Sand Hill Road is the guide for every entrepreneur and investors in training :). Enjoy!

20 November 2018

Video: Wearable Technology Update Nov 2018 IDTECHEX

IDTECHEX Analyst James Hayward provided a Wearable Technology Update at the November 2018 IDTECHEX Conference at Santa Clara California Convention Center. See the Video below.

22 October 2018

Videos: Achieving High Data Center Energy Performance - 2018 7X24 Conference

Videos: Achieving High Data Center Energy Performance Part 1, 2,  & 3

7X24 Conference October 22, 2018

Dale Sartor, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory;
Aaron Binkleu, Digital Realty;
Nissim Hamu, Intel;
Brandon Hong, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

25 June 2018

Internet of Things World 2018 Case Study: Creating "The Edge", The World's Smartest Building

At Internet of Things World 2018, Erik Ubels Chief Technology Officer, OVG Real Estate presented a Case Study: Creating "The Edge", The World's Smartest Building.

As Chief Technology Officer, Erik is driving innovation and application of technology in real estate technology. This includes building process, building material, HVAC installation, Internet of Things, energy, including solar. At OVG their goal is not only for buildings to be smart as in energy efficienct, but intelligent, to learn from the building and to make it a better place to work, improving users’ comfort and wellbeing.

The Synopsis:
"It knows where you live. It knows what car you drive. It knows who you’re meeting with today and how much sugar you take in your coffee. (At least it will, after the next software update.) This is the Edge, and it’s quite possibly the smartest office space ever constructed" Bloomberg

This talk examines The Edge, in Amsterdam, as a case study in creating with world' smartest and greenest building, presented by the CTO of the developer of the building.

Pictures from his presentation are here:

07 June 2018

AWE USA 2018 9th Annual Auggie Award Winners

Credit: AWE
AWE USA 2018 announced their Auggie Award Winners recognizing excellence in augmented, virtual and mixed reality innovation and leadership.
The Winners of the 2018 AWE Auggie Awards are below along with video submissions.

Best Consumer App sponsored AugmentedReality.org – IKEA Place by IKEA

Best Art or Film sponsored by IEEE-SA – “Karim & Noor” by Blink Studios

Best Creator & Authoring Tool sponsored by Microsoft – Gravity Sketch

Best Campaign sponsored by PTC Vuforia – Acura AR Race by Current Studios
Best Developer Tool sponsored by DAQRI – Unity

Best Enterprise Solution sponsored by Kopin – Holoroom Test Drive by Lowe’s Innovation Labs
Best Game & Toy sponsored AugmentedReality.org – Star Wars: Jedi Challenge by Lenovo

Best Headworn Device sponsored by Qualcomm – Vive Pro by HTC

Best Input or Output Hardware sponsored by Bosch – Holo-Stylus by Holo-Light

Best Interaction Software Tool sponsored HTC – ManoMotion
About the Judges
Winners of the AWE 2018 Auggie Award were determined by the public and an expert panel of impartial judges, including: 
  • Abby Albright – Co-Founder, WXR Fund
  • David Beard – Product Management, DAQRI
  • Hiren Bhinde – Director Product Management (VR/AR)
  • Qualcomm; Mark Billinghurst – Director, HIT Lab
  • Brandon Bray – Principal GRoup Program Manager, Microsoft
  • Pearly Chen – Chief of Staff, HTC
  • Dr. Hong Choi – Chief Technology Officer, Kopin
  • Tom Emrich – Board Member, AugmentedReality.org
  • Duffy Fallon – Associate Product Manager, PTC Vuforia
  • Tom Furness – Founder, Virtual World Society
  • Jay Iorio – Director of Innovation, IEEE Standards Association
  • Ori Inbar – Board Member, AugmentedReality.org
  • Linda Jacobson – Board of Directors, Virtual World Society
  • Phil Keslin – CTO, Niantic; Dave Lorenzini – Board Member, AugmentedReality.org
  • Juergen Lumera – Director of Global Product Management, Bosch
  • Brian Mullins – Board Member, AugmentedReality.org
  • Justin Quimby – Senior Product Manager, Google AR/VR
  • Mark Sage – Executive Director, AR for Enterprise Association (The AREA)
  • Tish Shute – Director AR/VR, Corporate Technology Strategy, Huawei
    Brad Weiers – Product Manager, Unity