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Getting in the game with Esports One

Why we led a $3MM round with the most promising “Esportspreneur” By Vic Singh, Founding General Partner Esports is no joke. In 2017 alone, the Esports Economy grew to $696 million, a year-on-year growth of 41.3%, with the number of enthusiasts expected to grow at least 50% by 2020 to approximately […]

What we’re looking for in 2018 as an early stage venture fund

This year feels like a seminal year for the technology industry. As we face issues around diversity, impropriety and controlled access, we also stand on the precipice of major breakthroughs in a whole range of often overlapping areas, from machine learning and artificial intelligence to cryptocurrencies and decentralised financial and […]

AI: The weapon of the Insurtechs

The topic of Insurtech is raising growing interest. This is mainly due to the immense size and importance of the insurance market, however, can also be attributed to the promising new opportunities offered by new technologies. As we pointed out in our last column “The Five Insurtech Battles”, the applications […]

Compound Theses

Specific areas we’re excited about at Compound At Compound, sometimes we work backwards from deep research in categories we’re interested in and sometimes highly intelligent and bold founders open our eyes to new possibilities and frontiers. While we remain excited about the latter, we wanted to take the opportunity to publicly […]

18 “Geeky Predictions” — 2018 Edition

Hi there, we’re Point Nine Capital a VC firm focused on SaaS and marketplaces. If you want to be kept informed of our new posts you can subscribe to our content newsletter. This is the third year in a row that I have enjoyed writing and reviewing my annual “Geeky […]

Predicting Enterprise Trends in 2018.

As venture capitalists, we get to see the future happen before most other people do. (Though despite the best intentions of tech founders, sometimes that future never arrives.) But most of the time we’re in a pretty good position to anticipate trends and see tech developments before they go mainstream. […]

My Perspective on Hot Topics in Venture, Part 2 — Artificial Intelligence

Photo by Alex Knight on Unsplash Artificial intelligence (AI) is a fascinating technology that has been under development for decades. The premise of AI is that computers can be built to function like the human brain, endowed with the ability to think and reason. In the 50’s and 60’s scientists were […]

2017 Surprises and 2018 Predictions

2017 was a year of considerable change. Across industries, people challenged the status quo and fought for equality and accountability. Markets that aren’t historically known for innovation, like trucking and financial services, were disrupted by new technologies (hello crypto!). These new technologies will fundamentally change the course of many industries […]

Os livros que nos guiaram ao longo de 2017

Depois de um 2017 cheio de desafios cabeludos, fechamos o ano felizes por nossas conquistas: . A verdade é que todo fundo de venture capital é uma plataforma. Reconhecer que somos uma e nos adequarmos estratégica e operacionalmente a esse paradigma, vai ser o nosso grande desafio para 2018. Além de […]

Machine Learning won’t reach its potential without the human element

A Conversation with Machine Learning won’t reach its potential without the human element was originally published in Machine Learnings on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. Please follow and like us:0GurupriyanGurupriyan is a Software Engineer and a technology enthusiast, he’s been working […]