Crowdsourcing Being Used to Improve Mobile Internet

Tutela collects data from millions of devices worldwide to power business decisions As seen at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this week, mobile smart phone usage continues to grow at incredible speed. But at what rate? A recent report predicts that “mobile Internet traffic will reach nearly a Zettabyte of data annually by 2022”. That…

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Artificial Intelligence Enables Lightning Fast People Screening

As investors focused on technology companies, we are often asked about the more human side of the business. This includes how to find and retain talent, motivate the right behaviour, and occasionally advise on the more sensitive tasks. The common thread is ‘people’, which – across our portfolio – consists of thousands of individuals working…

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BlackBerry and L-SPARK Select Seven Finalists For New Tech Accelerator Program

Seven companies have been chosen as the initial class of a new accelerator program set up by BlackBerry and L-SPARK, Canada’s leading software-as-a-service accelerator, with the goal of growing the next great, global technology company. Applications were received from across Canada with senior representatives from BlackBerry and L-SPARK ultimately narrowing down the highly competitive field…

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A Look Behind the Scenes of the Holiday Retail Season

Some insights on the year’s biggest shopping days The benefit of being an investor in many B2B SaaS companies is that we have access to industry data from a variety of sources. As a result, we can create insights that are otherwise difficult to formulate. This time of year, we are always interested in the…

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Could You Watch 150 Movies in a Minute?

Artificial intelligence puts an end to manual video search Security Cameras are ubiquitous in businesses, however it is still a daunting task for many business owners to comb through hours of video to identify an event of interest. Often those events coincide with transactional moments from a POS or other system. For CCTV to be…

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The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

So just what is GDPR, exactly? Among many things, it is likely a topical new acronym if you are a business owner, work in IT or marketing, or handle customer or employee data at all. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a European legislation that came into effect on the 25th of May, 2018,…

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Data Privacy Insights from Alacrity Global

The State of Data Privacy Today The state of data privacy is evolving globally, with the major regulatory policy revamp called the General Data Privacy Regulation (GDPR) now implemented in Europe. This is the strongest data privacy protection law to date, and is seen by many as the Gold Standard in terms of the individual…

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Tutela wins business on both sides of the pond

Tutela Wins Business on Both Sides of the Pond

Portfolio company Tutela, the crowdsourced mobile data leader, announced new partnerships with two mobile network operators during the Quarter. The company extended their relationship with Telefonica in Europe, and signed an agreement with Freedom Mobile in Canada. Both operators have successfully trialed the comprehensive data set and real world insights the Tutela technology provides, and…

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ThinkRF Integrates Deep Signal Analysis with Industry Leader Keysight

ThinkRF leads the industry in software-defined spectrum analysis tools that monitor, detect and analyze complex signals in the rapidly evolving wireless landscape. Developers, engineers and program managers leverage this ‘full picture’ analysis for research, deployment and monitoring applications. Significant this Quarter, ThinkRF released the ThinkRF E300 Enabler for Keysight 89600 VSA. This is the first…

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ProntoForms Develops Tighter Integration with Leading Business Platforms

Portfolio firm ProntoForms, the leader in smart mobile forms for enterprise applications, continued to develop deep product integration and business relationships with global partners during the Quarter. Work was completed on integration with Salesforce App Exchange, Predix ServiceMax by GE, Geotab Marketplace and Box Relay. Industry analyst firms recently identified smart mobile forms as a…

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