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eSight Corp.

eSight digital eyewear gives functional vision to millions of partially blind people, changing their lives dramatically. Sales start 4Q12.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Medical Devices and Equipment
  • Location Ottawa, ON, Canada
  • Currency CAD
  • Employees 15
  • Website

Company Summary

eSight is the perfect investment whereby angels can truly “do well by doing good”: restoring sight. ALIVIOS™ Eyewear enables low-vision patients to see again, to enjoy life by restoring more day-to-day functionality. ALIVIOS™ Eyewear is not a medical device per se; rather, ALIVIOS™ Eyewear is a personalized consumer device conferring quality of life benefits. It is ready for commercial launch in 2012; there are no technology, regulatory, clinical


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    Conrad Lewis

    Inspired by the sight loss of various family members, Mr. Lewis founded eSight to create the best possible technology aids for low vision. A highly successful and entrepreneurial executive at Mitel (acquired by British Telecom) and Newbridge Networks (acquired by Alcatel), Conrad has subsequently been an angel investor and venture capitalist over the past decade.

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    Kevin Rankin
    President & CEO

    Committed entrepreneur: starting, running, and/or coaching new enterprises for the past 15 years. CEO and Founder of Tropic Networks (acquired by Alcatel-Lucent). Past President, Fidus Systems, a profitable electronic design services company. Previous leadership roles at Newbridge Networks, LSI Logic and Northern Telecom. Corporate board memberships have included International Datacasting Corporation (TSX: IDC), Fidus Systems, and Vitana.

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    Rob Hilkes
    VP, Marketing and Business Development

    Most recently Lead Analyst at Semiconductor Insights, Mr. Hilkes has held executive positions at several successful technology companies including Potentia Semiconductor, Tundra Semiconductor, MOSAID, Gennum Corporation, and AT&T.

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    Frank Jones, PMP
    Director of Development

    Mr. Jones has a track record of success in the roles of COO, VP Business Development & Sales, VP Marketing, and VP Operations at market leading technology organizations including MMIST, Gallium Software, and Prior Data Sciences.

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    Rick Shorkey

    Rick is a Chartered Accountant with more than 30 years of technology industry experience holding senior financial and general management roles. He is the Chairman of the Audit Committee, and Lead Independent Director of WiLAN (TSX:WIN), a leading technology intellectual property company. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario and the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants.


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    Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP; K&L Gates (Boston)
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Previous Investors

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    Boston Harbour Angels
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    Golden Triangle Angel Net, Angel One Investor Net, Capital Angel Net
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    Georgian Angel Net, Investment Accelerator Fund