Recapping Q2 2017: Portfolio News and Activities
By Angela, July 05, 2017
We hope everyone had a great Canada Day and/or Fourth of July! It’s hard to believe that another quarter has flown by. Q2 has been busy for Version One and our portfolio companies – here’s a quick recap of select news coverage, funding announcements, and product updates (at least the things we can announce publicly):
Funding and follow-ons
We announced our investment in Citizen Hex, an Ethereum liquidity company. Among their solutions is a proprietary tool for token acquisition and decentralized trading and they’re also building the world’s most secure, cold, warm, and hot wallet solutions for token storage.
Figure 1 announced their $10m Series B and shared how they plan to add AI to their product, starting with electrocardiograms. Think of the implications for healthcare when advanced machine learning systems can provide insight into what certain readings mean.
Portfolio Companies in the News
Blockstack announced that they are hosting their 2nd annual summit in Mountain View – get your tickets now! To gear up for the summit, you can check out Blockstack Academy for a series of educational videos featuring the founders, Ryan Shea and Muneeb Ali, on the history of the Internet, distributed systems principles and pitfalls, and a vision for what can be built using systems like Blockstack.
Jack Newton of Clio was named one of Vancouver’s most likeable CEOs (and we agree!). Once again, Clio was recognized as Team of the Year by BC Tech. And there’s even more reason to attend the Clio Cloud Conference in New Orleans this fall, as they announced it will be headlined by Chris Hadfield, former commander of the International Space Station.
We’re already moving full-steam into Q3. To make sure you don’t miss any of the action, follow us on Twitter. Happy summer, everyone!