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Bertrand Nepveu (Ze/hir)

Rastaman, Triptyq Capital

Bertrand Nepveu has entrepreneurship in his blood like his grandfather Ernest who founded LAVO, manufacturer of the bleach brand La Parisienne. Passionate about video games and gadgets, he founded Vrvana in 2005 to play his favorite games on Xbox in virtual reality. After several pivots: combining augmented and virtual reality, transitioning from a B2C to B2B model, and adding hands as a controller, the Totem won the prestigious Best in Show award from Tom’s Hardware at CES 2017. That’s when he and his team moved to California to continue the adventure with Apple in what became the Vision Pro. After almost 3 years, he returns to Montréal and co-founds Triptyq Capital to support the new generation of entrepreneurs in the creative industries. Bertrand holds a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering from the University of Sherbrooke and an MBA from HEC Montreal. He his also the co-author du Manisfeste québécois du Métavers.


Oxford debate: Hardtech Startups are a bad investment

July 10, 2024  7:30 PM – 8:15 PM
Securing a 10x boost in hardware financing proves challenging; it's less about venture capital and more about navigating the realm of corporate and project development. Join us for an engaging Oxford-style debate where venture capitalists and corporate development experts will go head-to-head, discussing the challenges and opportunities in funding hardware projects. Explore the role of venture capital versus corporate partnerships in driving innovation and navigating the complexities of hardware financing See more.
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