Should Samsung make a deal with the devil? (Yeah, probably)

July has not been very kind to Samsung. Between disappointing revenue numbers, weak consumer interest in the S5, and an uphill battle in China, there’s been a fair amount of speculation that Samsung’s time at the top of the Android pile may not last for much longer. There’s also been a very interesting narrative being … More Should Samsung make a deal with the devil? (Yeah, probably)

Smartwatches and the triage nurse problem

Despite the ever-ongoing increases in available processing power predicted by Moore’s law, human beings can only pay a finite amount of attention to what’s in front of them at any given moment. Plenty of people realize this, especially concerning the rise of smart watches: at Google I/O recently, we were told that ‘the average Android … More Smartwatches and the triage nurse problem

Oh Canada

Last fall, right around when Backtrack partnered up with TandemLaunch as an incubated investment, I ran into someone from the McGill research community where I did my Master’s work. When asked what I was up to since I graduated, I told them that I was in the early stages of starting a company; to which … More Oh Canada

Term sheets: VCs versus record labels

It seems as though whenever something particularly wild happens in Silicon Valley, someone makes the comparison to Hollywood. Startup founders are like directors, pitching their companies/film scripts to VCs / producers inside a crazy world of connections and hype where no one really knows the winning formula, but everybody wants to get in on ‘the … More Term sheets: VCs versus record labels