Posts Tagged ‘Opinion’

Capital Eye Investments Associate explores “The End of the World as We Know IT”

August 23rd, 2013 | Messages | 0 Comments

Capital Eye Investments Associate, Ravindra Mistri, explores two disruptive technologies, hypothesising their potential impact on society, in a thought-provoking opinion article on the Daily Maverick. While the article is set within a future fantastical construct with regard to the adoption of said disruptive technologies, they do highlight the importance today of the need to think outside the box, as the world continues to require and embrace customer-centric technologies.

CEI is a private equity / venture capital company focusing purely on technology and associated assets, with a particular focus on emerging markets and the opportunities present in many African regions, investing behind both start-up and mature cash generating technology companies.

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Capital Eye Investments Associate explores “The Emerging Heartbeat of Retail’s New World”

March 1st, 2013 | Messages | 0 Comments

Capital Eye Investments Associate, Ravindra Mistri, explores the trends and developments within mobile and retail technologies from the perspective of a 21st century consumer; a Digital Citizen with an ever-expanding world of knowledge, productivity, creativity and innovation, right at their fingertips.

CEI is a private equity / venture capital company focusing purely on technology and associated assets, with a particular focus on emerging markets and the opportunities present in many African regions, investing behind both start-up and mature cash generating technology companies.

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The technology landscape and related opportunities as currently seen by the Capital Eye CTO

June 1st, 2012 | Messages | 0 Comments

Technology has undeniably changed the way we communicate, read, play and even how we live. Ever since I was a kid, I have been greatly inspired by gadgets and so are there few things more exciting to me than when I get to test something entirely new or when some new technology with its inventive application comes along that makes our lives easier and more fun. At Capital Eye Investments, our technology investment strategy is driven by the firm belief that technology is not just about gadgets, physical things or software, but as importantly about the eco-systems (or platforms) that applications of technology can spawn, how these are then typically monetized through inventive business models and then sustained through high integrity, trustworthy and transparent teams. To this point the Capital Eye Investment team is witnessing (and continuously inspired by) how, in incredibly short periods of time, truly amazing entrepreneurial teams, through well-chosen strategic partnerships, manage to built valuable brands, release popular products and services, cultivate widespread followings, and generate enormous shareholder value and profits, often in the face of adversity. These  experiences continue to motivate and drive us to engage technological entrepreneurs towards unparalleled partnership experiences for growth.

Within our chosen investment landscape, we find ourselves amidst the next wave of a technological (or digital) revolution, one in which it is widely believed that “The Age of the Customer” has dawned. This “technological revolution” facilitated the greatest information and communication revolutions ever known to mankind, making more information more accessible than ever before, and allowing communication between people around the world to be far easier and more effective. This societal transformative force has largely been driven by the Internet as a democratic forum for discussion and dissemination.

Generally speaking, the quality and power of technology at home has at least pulled even with technology at work (if not surpassed it) and fueled through ubiquitous connectivity levels made possible by mobile telecommunication  technologies. So do billions of people constantly use a wide array of devices and apps – this well after they leave the office. The distinction between “at home” and “at work” has blurred, if not become meaningless. One can just about work and shop anywhere and at anytime these days, spawning such terms as digital commerce and virtual- or distributed companies.

The very notion of a computer is changing before our eyes. Cloud-computing and virtualization are replacing traditional back-end-processing (or computer) infrastructure. Smartphones and tablets are replacing desktops and laptops as the primary means by which people connect to the Internet, do much of their work and perform other day-to-day activities, all leading to a so-called “Bring Your Own Device” phenomena.

It is for these reasons, that the Capital Eye Investment focus is firmly grounded on technological initiatives that have the potential for creating user experiences that are interactive, socially integrated, personally tailored – and ingrained into our everyday activities. We have a proven track record and passion for partnering with founders and management, so as to help them perform and grow their businesses, with greater speed and agility, across – multi-channel consumer transaction processing; payment processing; mobile applications; financial- and value-added services applications of technology.