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Top VR and AR Talent Meets in Toronto

Virtual and Augmented Realities exist today. Consumer platforms are for sale; the torrent of content creation continues to swell as do the toolkit options enabling that content creation. Some of these were displayed at Toronto’s inaugural VRTO Conference, which saw local and internationally acclaimed experts and enthusiasts meet for two days of industry and technology updates. One of the most valuable things precipitating from the VRTO Conference was not content or technology; it was something far more tangible and important – ethics. Experts and enthusiasts spent part of the Conference refining a code […]

By |June 29th, 2016|Sophic Capital|Comments Off on VRTO

Charlie Rose Interviews Virtual Reality Experts

Charlie Rose Interviews Virtual Reality Experts
This past Tuesday, famed journalist Charlie Rose interviewed five virtual reality (VR) experts for an overview of the technology’s potential (link). The following are the key takeaways from the discussion:

About VR

VR is difficult to describe, but when people see it, they get it.
VR is as revolutionary as the invention of the telephone or television.  All these technologies communicate the way people communicate – through our senses.
VR fidelity is so great that it can trick the mind into thinking it is immersed in a real experience
When VR works, it takes over your senses
A decade from now, we’ll look at […]

By |May 12th, 2016|Sophic Capital|Comments Off on Charlie Rose Interviews Virtual Reality Experts

That’s The Ticket!

Your Ticket to Not Getting Scammed

Nearly 5 million Americans purchase counterfeit tickets each year. And with the world’s top 5 sports leagues attracting 158 million attendees from 2014 through 2015, counterfeiters have capitalized on the opportunity to dupe consumers into purchasing counterfeit tickets. Legacy anti-counterfeiting technologies for tickets are easily copied, complete with instructional videos. However, one public company is providing the next generation of anti-counterfeiting technology for the ticketing industry, winning a recent contract to supply the technology for UEFA EURO 2016tickets.

Download Sophic Capital’s Counterfeit Ticket research report HERE.

By |April 13th, 2016|Sophic Capital|Comments Off on That’s The Ticket!

Sophic Capital on Business News Network: Investing in micro caps – Strategy & tips for “disruptive technology”

Watch Sophic Capital’s CEO and President Sean Peasgood share his strategy and tips for investing in micro cap technology stocks on Business News Network.

 

 

By |April 8th, 2016|News, Sophic Capital|Comments Off on Sophic Capital on Business News Network: Investing in micro caps – Strategy & tips for “disruptive technology”

Sophic Capital on Business News Network: Investing in micro caps – Strategy & tips for “disruptive technology”

http://www.bnn.ca/Video/player.aspx?vid=845413

By |April 8th, 2016|News, Sophic Capital|Comments Off on Sophic Capital on Business News Network: Investing in micro caps – Strategy & tips for “disruptive technology”

Virtual Reality – Get Real!

Last week, we attended our third Game Developers Conference (GDC). GDC 2015 convinced us that virtual reality (VR) was viable and will spread across several industries (see our Virtual Reality: It’s Real All Right report). GDC 2016 surpassed our expectations. The headsets are ready, so much so that VR content was the focus rather than hardware. The content is loaded across all three high-end VR gaming platforms, and release dates are imminent. VR is here. VR is going mainstream. VR is real.

As a final note, some of the companies we met and trends we observed sparked déjà vu from out […]

By |March 22nd, 2016|Sophic Capital|Comments Off on Virtual Reality – Get Real!

GDC Day 3: Wrapping up our VR Experiences

Testing more VR platforms: Day three saw us return to the PlayStation VR booth to see if we could have a better gaming experience than Thursday’s London Heist experience. We also had a chance to demo the HTC Vive. To finish the day off we wandered over to the career fair to see the skills that gaming companies seek and got some opinions into when high-end gaming HMDs could become wireless.

To read more, click HERE.

By |March 19th, 2016|Sophic Capital|Comments Off on GDC Day 3: Wrapping up our VR Experiences

GDC Day 2: VR Platforms to Go Long On

Playing around with Virtual Reality: We spent our second day at the Game Developers Conference (GDC) queued for hours waiting to try high-end VR gaming platforms. More accurately, we wanted to see the content available for Oculus, PlayStation VR, and HTC Vive since we know their head-mounted devices (HMD) are now consumer-ready and ready to begin shipping in the coming weeks and months. Unfortunately, we couldn’t book an appointment with Valve to probe the platform; however, we have one today, and we’ll report our findings on Monday.

To read more about our second day at GDC, click HERE.

To watch Bullet Train, click […]

By |March 18th, 2016|Sophic Capital|Comments Off on GDC Day 2: VR Platforms to Go Long On

GDC Day 1: Virtual Reality Dominates

Sophic Capital is at the 2016 Game Developers Conference (GDC) in San Francisco. This is our third consecutive GDC, and what a difference two years makes for the advancement of VR. Two years ago Oculus demoed the DK2, and people were blown away. That quickly resulted in Facebook buying the company. Last year new HMDs entered including HTC Vive and Sony’s Project Morpheus (now called “PlayStation VR” or “PSVR”). This is the year of content, which we have always said will drive VR adoption.

Click HERE to read more.

Click HERE to watch a video about the games coming to Oculus.

By |March 17th, 2016|Sophic Capital|Comments Off on GDC Day 1: Virtual Reality Dominates

No Machine Left Behind

How the Industrial Internet of Things is Revolutionizing Manufacturing

We live in a data-driven society where we’re constantly connected to each other. Now the Internet of Things (IoT) is connecting “things” together. But one industry lags when it comes to connecting “things”. Most industrial plant managers, CEOs and CFOs don’t know what’s happening on their shop floors since their manufacturing machines are “islands of automation” that aren’t connected to each other, or able to report on their productivity in real-time. One public Canadian company has solved this problem. Leading manufacturers are purchasing this company’s “industrial” IoT, or IIoT, solution and seeing […]

By |March 3rd, 2016|Sophic Capital|Comments Off on No Machine Left Behind

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