Jim Orlando: Reviewing 2018 Tech Predictions

OMERS Ventures
Dec 18, 2018 · 7 min read

Prediction 1: Total VC Investment in 2018 Will Decline Modestly, Driven By A Decline In Late-Stage Investment from U.S. And International Investors

Result: False

Score: 0 for 1

Prediction 2: Three Top-Ten-In-Ten Exits During 2018

Result: False

Score: 0 for 2

Prediction 3: Increased Number of Non-Tech + Tech Acquisitions

Result: False

Score: 0 for 3

Prediction 4: Crypto Headlines Will Be Negative But Valuations Will Hold

Result: False

Score: 0 for 4

Prediction 5: No Commercially Available Autonomous Vehicle

Result: True

Score: 1 for 5

Prediction 6: No Breakout AR/VR App

Result: True

Score: 2 for 6

Prediction 7: A Chinese Company Cracks The Top Five Big-Tech

Result: False

Score: 2 for 7

Prediction 8: The Disruptor Technology Of Big Tech Will Become Clear

Result: False

Score: 2 for 8

Prediction 9: No Canadian GDPR in 2018

Result: True

Score: 3 for 9

Prediction 10: Augmented Humanity and Space Become VC Investment Areas

Result: True

Final Score: 4 for 10

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OMERS Ventures is a multi-stage VC investor in growth-oriented, disruptive tech companies across North America.

OMERS Ventures

OMERS Ventures is the venture capital investment arm of OMERS, one of Canada's largest pension funds with over $95 billion in net assets. OMERS Ventures is a multi-stage investor in growth-oriented, disruptive technology companies across North America.